UNO 24 one-hand watch from Botta design – the 24-hour original
What would a maximally simplified, but at the same time consistently logical wristwatch look like? Probably like the UNO 24 designed by Klaus Botta. That would be the logical design for a watch – with just one hand and a 24-hour scale. After all, the day has 24 hours, not twelve. The 24-hour scale makes it clear which time it is, whereas a twelve-hour display system is always somewhat ambiguous: For example, a hand pointing to the “4” can mean two things – either four o’clock in the morning or four in the afternoon. Naturally, a more approximate watch of this kind is not suitable for telling the time to the nearest minute, let alone to the nearest second – but that is not what the UNO-24 is designed for. It invites you instead to adopt a more relaxed attitude to time. The real strength of the UNO 24 one-hand watch from Botta-Design lies in its simple yet impressive ability to present the entire day at a glance in an analogue graphic form. This allows the wearer to take a somewhat different and significantly more relaxed approach to time.
Click here for an explanation of how the 24-hour one-hand principle works and an illustration showing you how to tell the time on a 24-hour watch.