In the days of the original iPhone, there was a simple choice to be made when buying a new smartphone - would you buy an iPhone or would you buy a model made by the competition, say an HTC or a Samsung device?
In 2010, Botta-Design is introducing a new product variant: the "Black Edition".
This watch is made under 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.
Things become clearer when you reduce them to their bare essentials.
This elementary philosophy is the basic idea behind our one-hand UNO watch with its astonishingly simple approach to time-keeping: the UNO makes do with just one hand the hour hand. This moves just like the hour hand of any normal watch with several hands in other words, every 12 hours it completes one full rotation.
The simplified dial means that the one-hand watch provides an approximate idea of the current time at a glance (e.g. shortly before three oclock). If a more precise indication of the time is required, the five-minute gradations on the UNO allow you to work out the exact time, accurate to more or less one minute, by judging the position of the hand in between two of the five-minute lines. The great strength of the UNO, however, lies in everyday time-keeping and the fact that the time of day is shown at a glance by an analogue and graphic representation of the day.
Klaus Botta developed the concept for the UNO one-hand watch back in 1985, and the first one-hand watch was launched in 1994 by the Watch people brand. Since 2000, Klaus Botta has sold a redesigned and improved version of the UNO, under his own name. The UNO Automatic is the first time that a mechanical version of this successful concept has been available.
Diameter: 42 mm Height: 9.8 mm Weight: 60 g (with leather strap) Lug Width: 22 mm Movement: ETA 2824-2 Swiss Made Automatic Case Material: Stainless steel (PVD coated) Glass Type: Front--sapphire glass, rear--special water-blue glass. Scratch-resistant. Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 m) Strap: Finest, vegetable-dye leather wristband Country of Manufacture: Germany Warranty: 2 Years
Warranty & Guarantee:
Warranty Type: Manufacturer
2 years; not applicable to parts subject to wear, or in case of improper use