UNO 24: the iconographic presentation
of one entire day in a 24-hour one-hand watch
The precise hand completes just one full rotation on the specially developed scale every 24 hours. A delicate line at midnight marks the transition from one day to the next. As soon as the hand crosses this line, the date jumps forward to show the new day. The UNO 24 one-hand watch shows the passing of the day in an analogue graphic form, the positioning of the watch hand on the dial reflecting the sun’s position in the sky.
This watch allows the time to be told to an accuracy of roughly five minutes. Which is more than sufficient in 99% of cases – and for the remaining one percent we will always have our smartphone or mobile.
If you like the idea of experiencing the day as a whole once again and are looking for a German-made watch of particularly high technical and design quality, you are certain to derive a great deal of pleasure from Botta-Design’s UNO 24 one-hand watch – and will discover new details every day.
Our unique 24-hour watches are exclusively available in our online shop. If you have any questions, please call us directly on +49 6174 961188 (9 am – 12 pm and 2- 6 pm) or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the 24-hour watch
In many countries it is now the norm to use the 24-hour clock. The alternative is the 12-hour clock, which is still the standard used in most watches. Civilizations such as the Babylonians and Ancient Greeks began dividing up the day into 24 hours, though they generally considered sunrise to mark the start of the day rather than midnight. 24-hour clocks began to become more popular in the late Middle Ages. Featuring a mechanical movement, they used just one hand to present 24 hours. From the sixteenth century, it then became standard practice to artificially divide the 24-hour day into two twelve-hour phases. The dial of a 24-hour watch shows the hours from 1 to 24, while a twelve-hour watch presents only the numbers from 1 to 12. Consequently, the small hand completes two rotations each day. The advantage of the 24-hour display is that it is possible to tell the time intuitively at a glance. Nonetheless, the twelve-hour watch has become the norm, so 24-hour one-hand watches are very much a rarity these days. Wearers of a 24-hour one-hand watch are able to perceive the day as a whole again. Botta-Design’s 24-hour watches – such as the UNO24 – are exclusively available in our online shop.