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Watches from Botta-Design: handcrafted in Germany

Handcrafted in Germany – Botta-Design is one of only few watchmakers that design, develop and produce entirely in Germany. All components are manufactured to Botta-Design’s precise specifications in Southern Germany, which is also where the finished watches are assembled. It is then that “made in Germany” meets “Swiss-made”, as the highly accurate and extremely high quality movements used in Botta-Design watches come from the renowned manufacturers Ronda and ETA.

For Klaus Botta, the pioneer of the one-hand watch and the design agency owner, there are three key criteria for a convincing product:

  • The design must be logical and functional
  • The products should be as simple and intuitive as possible
  • The quality should be high enough to give the user constant pleasure
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Watches from Botta:
"Made in Germany" meets "Swiss Made"

Handcrafted from start to finish in Germany, Botta-Design watches are synonymous with durability, first-class workmanship and reliability. Every single detail must be right before a watch – after around one thousand hours (!) of development work – is allowed to bear the name BOTTA. The fact that only top-class components are used in every Botta watch underlines the brand’s premium status.

Every single watch – be it a one-hand watch, a dual time zone watch or a conventional three-hand watch – is subjected to a comprehensive battery of tests following assembly by hand. It then undergoes a number of accuracy checks. Only once your Botta-Design watch has successfully passed all these tests and checks will we ship it out to you.

  • CNC-machined case made of stainless steel or titanium
  • Domed sapphire glass, non-reflecting on both sides
  • A combination of precision hands and special dial tailored to the respective display principle
  • Swiss-made movements from ETA and Ronda
  • High-quality vegetable tanned leather straps, or rubber or metal straps

How accurate are watches from Botta-Design?

Andreas Känner devised a highly complex optoelectronic measurement method that determines and records accuracy during operation directly at the dial.

Our UNO Automatic anniversary edition one-hand watch achieved a striking degree of accuracy. Andreas Känner describes it as one of the most accurate one-hand watches he has ever measured.

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Botta-Design has been designing and creating wristwatches for clients like Junghans AG, Bestform and Watch People since 1986. During this time models such as the Junghans-Solar-1, the UNO, the TRES series and others were produced - and some of them still enjoy market success to this day. In the year 2000, Botta-Design itself took over sales of its watch collection, since which time it has been continuously expanding the product range.


Botta-Design has already received 60 renowned design awards, both in Germany and abroad. Some of the Botta-Designwatches became design icons and are exhibited in museums like the Chicago Museum of Architecture and Design or the Museum für angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Art) in Frankfurt. A detailed list of all awards won by Botta-Design can be found here.

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What our customers say

I have looked at the watch so many times. But now, when I have finished a large work (that consumed almost all my holidays), I wanted to give myself something good. So, I ordered the watch. And I will go to a wedding in Sardinia, and I thought it would be an excellent timing to have a very special watch, knowing that the male italians are very, indeed, very fond of watches. So, while the women dress up and will inspect each others dresses, the men will inspect their watches. And I will be the small king at the party... Many thanks!

Sven-Olof, Sweden

Just letting you know that I have received my watch and I love it. I thought it would take me a while to get used to telling the time one a one-hand watch, but it is much easier than I thought it would be. Thank you for the great service and the wonderful watch.

Hugh Abbot, Australia

Today I got my Helios watch back from battery replacement in mint condition. I noticed that even the ring round the glass has been brushed to remove some scratches. Thank you very much. Regards.

Bernard Steutel, Netherlands

The UNO 24 NEO watch is amazing! I'm very satisfied! You were right and the delivery to russia was quick and easy. I would like to thank you personally for your prompt and informative answers to my questions and for your professionalism! I wish you happiness and love this Valentine's Day. All the best to you. Thank you.

Evgenii Potapov, Russia

I am 73 years old, and have "only" 2 watches. My son is half my age, and he has 20+. (Collector.) I inherited my Doxa from my father, wear that on holidays. I have an every day watch, Omega, for about 15 years. BUT my favorite now is yours, the UNO 24. Just love the simplicity. Thanks again,

Andrew Kacso, USA

Just to let you know, I have received the order. The watch is absolutely awesome. Thank you very much. Kind regards

Yuri K Russia

Good morning. I received today my watch. Beautiful, simple, amazing! Please, could you congratulate M. Botta and his team for this wonderful watch. I'm fond of 24h' watches. Best regards.

M. LARROQUE Didier, France

I've just received my watch and it was love at first sight… Thank you very much!

Raquel, Portugal

lovely piece!! i'm becoming addicted to your watches!!! :-)

jose, Spain

I have received the watches. They are just beautiful … I would like to order another one, an UNO 24. Please send me an invoice at your eaerliest convenience. thanks®ards

Miklos D, Ungarn

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