UNO one-hand watch from BOTTA – the original
A statement in favour of a relaxed approach to time: back in 1986, the designer Klaus Botta developed the UNO, the first one-hand watch of the modern era. Thanks to its one-hand principle, the wearer can intuitively tell the time more quickly than with any other watch. This is because of the way the time display is reduced to the absolute essentials. It is one of the great paradoxes of the modern world: watches that are accurate to the nearest second turn us into clock-watching slaves. They tempt us to leave everything to the very last second – deadlines, meetings, transport connections. As a result, we feel stressed and obsessed about keeping everything under control rather than calm and relaxed. We have become used to making everything complicated – and have forgotten how to keep things simple. Here you can find a clear explanation of the twelve-hour one-hand principle.