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The Original: Telling the time at a glance
The UNO ALPIN one-hand watch is a statement that reveals a relaxed attitude to time. Thanks to the one-hand principle developed by Klaus Botta back in 1986, the way the UNO ALPIN displays the time is all about simplicity. As a matter of fact, the UNO ALPIN allows you to tell the time more quickly than with any other watch because the display elements are reduced to their bare essentials.
The display of the UNO ALPIN is just as intuitive as the speedometer in a car.

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And no-one would ever consider designing a speedometer with several different indicators in a bid to make it easier to read. Although conventional multi-hand watches show the time to the exact second, they are unable to achieve the speed at which the one-hand principle allows the time to be told. 

The movement
An ingenious display principle deserves a high-quality movement. In choosing the Swiss-made ETA 2824.2 automatic movement,

we are able to offer one of the most reliable mechanical movements ever made. This is our way of ensuring that you will still be happy with your purchase even years down the line. Thanks to its patented Incabloc shock protection system and 25 ruby bearings, your watch is guaranteed to run stably and without wear. In addition, our watchmakers spend several days adjusting every single movement so that they achieve maximum precision – our contribution to your punctuality.

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Ø / Height / Weight
42 mm / 9,8 mm / 60g
ETA 2824-2 Swiss Made, individually adjusted by hand
Case material
stainless steel
Glass type
sapphire crystal with scratchproof anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire crystal bottom
Water resistance
finest, vegetable tanned leather wrist strap, double stitched | rubber strap
Special features
one-hand watch, 2 sapphire crystals
Country of manufacture
2 years; not applicable to parts subject to wear, or in case of improper use
-7/+7 s per day (when settled down)
from € 690.00
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Total price 690.00 € (incl. 19% VAT.) excluding delivery

Inventor of the one-hand watch

In 2011, Botta-Design celebrated the 25th anniversary of the UNO one-hand watch.Just a handful of genuine watch-lovers and industry insiders know that the modern one-hand watch was the brainchild of Königstein designer Klaus Botta. When the diversity of wristwatches and watch hands reached its zenith in the mid-1980s, Klaus Botta felt that the readability of most watches could hardly get any worse. In contrast to the cluttered dials typical of the time, he came up with a novel display principle: similar to the display of a precision measuring instrument, Klaus Botta developed a dial with a specially segmented scale. In combination with a high-precision hand tailored to this scale, the exact time of day is thus shown as a clear measured value – without the need for a minute hand. Klaus Botta met the then owner of the Watchpeople brand at a trade fair, and was able to persuade him of the advantages of his unusual concept of a one-hand watch. The UNO quickly became the best-selling and most successful Watchpeople watch – the one-hand principle was an immediate hit. A few years later Watchpeople was sold, and the rights to the UNO watch were returned to Klaus Botta. The designer decided it was time to sell the wristwatches he designed and developed under his own name. The UNO triggered a wave of copycat one-hand watches by many other manufacturers, a trend which continues to this day. Klaus Botta is proud to develop original designs – such as his 24-hour one-hand watch UNO 24. In a market full of imitations, he consistently relies on innovation to achieve success.

UNO Automatic one-hand watch

The UNO Automatic is available with either a white or a black dial. Furthermore, the technology inside this automatic watch is visible through its sapphire glass base – the complex mechanism of the movement is fascinating. The entire watch is assembled by experienced watchmakers in a traditional workshop in the Black Forest. The high-quality Swiss Made ETA 2824.2 automatic movement is manually set over the course of several days in order to achieve an accuracy of -0/+15 seconds per day. The sophisticated design and “Made in Germany” seal of quality, coupled with the Swiss movement, make the UNO Automatic one-hand watch stand out among mechanical wristwatches.