Botta Uno 24 One Hand 'NEO'
Three new styles perfecting a full day at a glance
The UNO 24 one-hand watch gives the wearer the chance to approach time in a completely new and far more conscious manner. It presents the entire day at a glance. During the course of each 24-hour period the single hand of the UNO 24 completes just one full rotation. The watch's special scale means that each time of day is indicated by an individual position of the precise hand.Even a fleeting glance is sufficient to show the wearer instantly and clearly how far the day has already advanced.
A delicate line marks the point of transition from one day to the next. The moment the watch hand crosses this line, the date jumps forward to show the new day.
In other words, the UNO 24 indicates the course of the day in analogue form: The positioning of the watch hand on the dial corresponds to the position of the sun in the sky. What is more, the precise scaling means that the time of day is shown with an accuracy of around five minutes – after a short period of familiarization, the wearer will be able to tell the time even more precisely. The real strength of the UNO 24, however, lies in its simple yet impressive ability to present "an entire day at a glance" in a precise, analogue graphic form.
Botta-Design is introducing a new product variant: the "Black Edition". Selected models will be subjected to a complicated procedure which gives them an extremely hard surface of the sort normally found, for example, in professional tools. To protect them against wear, high-tech drills made of hardened steel are finished using the same technology as the watch cases in the Black Edition. This produces a surface which is much tougher and more resistant even than the high-quality stainless steel and titanium cases, providing optimum protection against scratches and an extremely refined look.
The dial drew its inspiration from precision measurement instruments, and thus allows the wearer to check the time at a glance, though accurate reading of the time to the nearest five minutes is also possible.
All the other components of the watch are of equally high quality – a Swiss-made Ronda movement, vegetable-tanned calf nappa leather strap, sapphire glass. Like all watches from Botta-Design, the UNO24 is developed and manufactured entirely in Germany.