Every designer faces a difficult task. Find how far you can minimalize without sacrficing any usefulness. Too often, we are presented to products that crossed the line and, in the name of minimalism, lack core features and effectiveness.
The UNO collection from the German watchmaker Botta is a perfect example of minimalism well done. These watches offer a simplified look with just one hand but retain perfect readability. At Pepper & Chocolate, we like this approach of design. Though different, you might see some similarities with the idea behind the Panerai Luminor.
As we mentioned, this unique timepiece uses just one hand and it does one full rotation every 12 hours. This setup created Klaus Botta in 1985 under the Watchpeople brand is not meant for high accuracy but gives you a good idea of what the time is, which is sufficient for everyday use.
The design you are currently looking at was reworked in the early 2000s and sold under the Botta brand.
The watch is available with a black or white dial fit in a metal or black finish case. You can also choose between leather or metal strap. To push the minimalism to its limit, we recommend you opt for the ETA 2824-2 automatic movement instead of the quartz alternative. It can be yours for around $500 as of today.
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 9,8 mm
Weight: 60 g (with leather strap)
Movement: ETA 2824-2 Swiss
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Accuracy0/+15 Sec. per day
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