DUO one-hand watch from Botta-Design
- two hands, two times
The DUO needs only two hands to display two different time zones clearly and distinctly. This is impressive testimony to the revolutionary concept of the watch pioneer Klaus Botta, whose products are simple, logical and intuitive.
Despite presenting two different time zones, the watch is very clearly structured and easy to read. Its fine design lines and subtle typography lend it a technically precise appearance, setting the watch apart in design terms from conventional dual time zone watches. The clear and logical design that is the hallmark of Botta-Design is also recognizable immediately in this model.
DUO from Botta – the first dual time zone watch
to employ the one-hand principle
Better not only in design, but also in function – this is the DUO’s bold claim in competing against its rivals. The high-precision stainless steel hour hand shows the local time on the outer twelve-hour scale, the display principle here corresponding exactly to that used in the legendary UNO one-hand watch. Because a twelve-hour scale is used, telling the time will be immediately familiar to UNO wearers.
The discreet and smaller black hand with a coloured tip shows the time in a second time zone on the inner 24-hour scale. The advantage of the 24-hour scale is that it is obvious at a glance whether it is currently day or night in the other time zone.
Thanks to the dial being divided into a day half and a night half, the DUO can therefore distinguish for example between 3 pm and 3 am. If a twelve-hour scale were used, the displayed time would be identical.
The DUO was developed for people who are at home in two different worlds, travel frequently for business or pleasure or have a loved one overseas.