A glance at the MONDO dual time-zone watch is all it takes to check the local time plus the time in another time zone of the wearer’s choice. Botta-Design developed the MONDO time-zone watch to facilitate international communication. Whenever we wish to contact someone in another country, we always find ourselves wondering whether it is early in the morning or late in the evening there, and whether the person we wish to contact is several hours ahead or several hours behind. A dual time-zone watch from Botta-Design reliably indicates how far the day has progressed in another country.
The display of this time-zone watch from Klaus Botta is particularly clearly structured; the dial is divided into two separate sections. A 12-hour main display section forms the central part of the watch, using the classic 3-hand system to show the local time. By contrast, the outer section of the MONDO displays the second time zone using the one-hand principle familiar from the UNO 24.
Time is and remains one of the final boundaries in our modern world. Large countries such as the USA or Australia cover several different time zones – in some cases, time zone lines even run right through major cities. For ease of communication and to allow better coordination of appointments and activities, a time-zone watch is indispensable. Even holidaymakers and business travellers can profit from the MONDO wristwatch, however, as can people with international contacts.
The MONDO was developed by Klaus Botta, the inventor of the modern one-hand watch. Besides its sophisticated display principle, the watch also boasts an impressively flat and high-quality stainless steel case with a striking design. During development of this dual time-zone watch, priority was given to achieving a high-quality feel to the watch and to outstanding technical refinement – including scratch-proof sapphire glass, vegetable-tanned leather strap and the exclusive use of RONDA “Swiss Made” movements.