Time format is using your phone 12/24 settings. You may notice that time is rendered about 25% bigger than date for balance.
Date is bare minimum with day of week and day of month. More details where looking too bulky.
Sparkling replication (Introduced in 2000):
182 individual lights, (hand positioned on the tower) are animated when the clock reaches the hour (for 1 minute) or when the watch resumes from ambient or sleep mode (for 5 seconds).
The actual tower has about 20,000 lights.
For ambiant mode, animations are off. You can still see the tower albeit darker with pitch dark background.
I have another set of colors for the tower (showing on store pictures) which I will hapilly release upon request.