Who is the real designer of Apple Watch?

Marc Newson’s influence on Apple Watch is so obvious, that one question arise:

Did Jony Ive or Apple Team get inspiration from Marc Newson’s Ikepod watch and they had to hired Marc to justify this similarity?
or… Marc Newson is the real designer of Apple Watch? :)

Left: Ikepod watches designed by Marc Newson. Right: Apple Watch.

Dots coming from the center of the screen and decreasing in size closer to the edge.
Smooth curved shape and portholes.
Rounded rectangle and the way similar metal band comes out of the watch.
Similar rubber band clasp.


Not really related to the question, but related to Ikepod.

A.Manzoni & Fils Canopus Weekplanner watch designed by Ike Oliver — a founder of Ikepod brand.

More here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/19447962/canopus-weekplanner-watch-launch-amanzoni-and-fils