Apple Watch’s Built-In Watch Faces
Apple says it worked with astrophysicists to create this visually striking watch face. It shows the time and date at the top of the screen, but you can turn the Digital Crown button to see Earth’s rotation, the moon phases, and even the entire solar system — all accurately displayed in time. Consider it a throwback to the oldest way to tell time: with stars, planets, and our moon.
Resembling an analog stopwatch, the Chronograph watch face has one main analog clock — with hour, minute, and second hands — but also two additional smaller hands: one for total time and a second for lap times. These secondary faces are very customizable too. You can also choose to place additional information in each of the four corners.
By twisting the Digital Crown, you can choose a watch face color that suits your outfit, style, or mood. This classic analog face can be as minimalist or as busy as you like based on the number of complications you select.
The classic Mickey Mouse analog watch has been reinvented for Apple Watch. Mickey’s arms move around the dial as they point to the correct hour and minute while his foot taps every second. Expect the Mickey Mouse face to be a fan favorite among Apple Watch wearers.
As the name suggests, this digital watch face allows for the most number of complications out of all watch faces, which gives you a ton of extra information at a glance. The interface can be as clean or cluttered as you see fit.
Apple Watch fans are going to love this one. This watch face displays a different animated image every time you raise your wrist. Based on the theme you choose, raise your wrist and you might see a butterfly slowly fluttering its wings or a flower blooming.
The most minimalist of all Apple Watch faces, Simple — as the name implies — offers a straightforward yet elegant face with analog hands for minute, hour, and second. A single number tells you the day of the month. But as with all other watch faces, you can adjust the amount of detail with the Digital Crown button.
Along with showing you the time digitally, Solar lets you see the sun’s position in the sky above — along its arc from sunrise to sunset. The small white sun changes position in the sky based on the time of day or you can follow its path over time as you twist the Digital Crown button.
The most straightforward and practical face out of the bunch, Utility shows you a classic analog watch face but with plenty of space in the corners for extra information, such as the world clock, the timer, or a calendar appointment.
As you might expect with a name like X-Large, this watch face shows a very large digital clock with the hour on the top of the screen and the minutes on the bottom. While the background is black, you can adjust the color to your liking — perhaps to watch an outfit you’re wearing.