Shipping this Autumn, the BOTTA design UNO 24 Automatic in titanium is smaller, lighter, and even more logical
When product designer Klaus Botta established Königstein-based BOTTA design in 1986, he set himself a challenge: to create watches with pioneering designs and extraordinary display concepts, developed and manufactured in Germany, with 100% Swiss-Made movements.
From the inception of their first watch, the UNO – which introduced the concept of single-handed timepieces to the modern world and established the calm, clean, minimalistic style of the brand more than 30 years ago – BOTTA design have rightfully claimed their position as champions of simple, intuitive horology.
Having celebrated their 35th birthday in style with the Uno 35 Edition in 2021, for Autumn 2022, BOTTA design have introduced the updated UNO 24 Automatic – their first automatic watch to use the new, compact 40mm tri-titanium case.
At the core of BOTTA’s UNO 24 is a very simple concept: a day has 24 hours, not 12, so if you want a watch that shows the entire day at a glance, it should show 24 hours not 12.
Following this convincing, and logical argument, BOTTA have divided the dial of the UNO24 into a light half and a dark half, which represent daytime, and nighttime. The single hour hand moves analogously to the sun – in the morning from the dark half of the night to the light of the dawn, at noon it reaches the zenith of the dial and then throughout the afternoon slowly sinks towards the darkness of evening and nighttime. At midnight the hour hand crosses the date line, winding the day wheel forward to mark the beginning of a new day.
The unique day/night dial of the UNO 24 is available in a choice of black/green, white/bordeaux, and black/orange.
The instantly recognisable design of the UNO gets a high-tech facelift for the new UNO 25 Automatic, in the form of a brand new, 40mm Tri-Titanium case that weighs just 44g.
Composed of three individual titanium alloys, which are primarily used in technology and medical applications, the three threaded sections of the UNO 24’s case (the bezel, the midcase, and the case back) screw together to form a comfortable, unique allergen free structure that is water resistant to 5ATM, and available either in brushed titanium, or as a PVD coated “Black Edition”.
The new, 40mm lightweight Tri-Titanium case of the BOTTA UNO 24 Automatic is complimented by a pair of Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coatings, and a choice of leather, rubber, or metal bracelets, all of which add to the premium feel of this handmade German watch.
At its heart, beats the high precision Swiss Made ETA 2893-2 automatic movement. Individually adjusted by hand for optimum performance, and fitted with the custom BOTTA UNO automatic winding rotor, which bears the unique number of the watch.
Production of the BOTTA design UNO 24 Automatic 40mm is now underway, with the first watches shipping in early September 2022.
Explore the collection, and choose your Uno 24 automatic at Montredo today.