BOTTA MONDO GMT Automatic

German watch brand BOTTA presents MONDO GMT, a new timepiece dedicated to world travelers.

The MONDO GMT watch indicates the local time zone in 12-hour format with three white hands, as well as another freely selectable time in 24-hour single-hand format (orange scale). An artificial horizon divides the 24-hour ring into a day and a night half. The 24-hour scale on the outermost edge of the dial features the highest possible resolution and it is very easy to read.

The automatic MONDO GMT watch from BOTTA features an elegant titanium case measuring 45mm diameter and 9.5mm thickness. Like all BOTTA watches, the MONDO is also equipped with double-curved sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides. Despite its size of 45mm, the MONDO is characterized by its lightness and distinctive wearing comfort.

BOTTA MONDO GMT Automatic
BOTTA MONDO GMT Automatic

BOTTA also uses a strikingly clear design language and brand-typical design details with this model. The C hand is designed as a second hand. The crown features an engraved double-T logo as a distinctive detail.

The first 12 units of the MONDO automatic GMT were sold in the exclusive Pioneer Edition. It is characterized by a special rotor with Pioneer engraving.

Made in Germany, the BOTTA MONDO GMT Automatic watch is powered by the “Swiss-Made” ETA 2893-2 movement. With this timepiece, the brand is offering several strap choices.

The MONDO GMT Automatic is available in two versions: “Black” (black dial, titanium-colored bezel), as well as “Black Edition” (black dial, black PVD-coated bezel).

The suggested retail price of the Black MONDO GMT Automatic 45mm titanium watch is 1,890 Euros. The price of “Black Edition” is 1,970 Euros.

The brand is also offering a Quartz MONDO GMT 40mm model in stainless steel with a price of 468 Euros for Black model and 518 Euros for Black Edition variant.

Technical details

Model: BOTTA MONDO GMT Automatic 45mm

Case
Titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Height: 9.5 mm
Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Exhibition case-back
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Movement
Automatic, ETA 2893-2 Swiss Made
Individually adjusted by hand
Date display at 6 o’clock

Straps
Allergy-free, vegetable tanned bio-leather strap
Leather strap
Rubber strap
Steel links bracelet
Milanese strap
Saddle leather strap

Warranty
Two years

Model: BOTTA MONDO GMT Quartz 40mm

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 7. 5 mm
Sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Stainless steel case-back
Water resistance: 3 ATM

Movement
Quartz, RONDA 515.24H Swiss-made, battery type 321
Date display at 6 o’clock

Strap
Vegetable tanned leather wrist strap
Rubber strap
Metal strap
Saddle leather strap

Warranty
Two years

BOTTA UNO 35 Edition

In 1986, designer Klaus Botta introduced UNO, the first modern wristwatch to display the time with just one hand. Now, after 35 years later, BOTTA presents the UNO 35 Edition watch that celebrates the iconic UNO dial and stages it in an emphatically clear case. With its red color accents, the 35 Edition is reminiscent of a tachometer.

BOTTA UNO 35 Edition
The striking red hour hand of the BOTTA UNO 35 Edition watch shows the current time on the finely divided scale. Other red accents, such as the red decorative stitching on the saddle leather strap (optional extra) and the printed rotor of the automatic watch in anniversary design, give the UNO 35 a particularly sporty touch.

BOTTA UNO 35 Edition

The concept of the UNO has remained unchanged for 35 years, but the detailed design, materials and technology have been continuously upgraded over time. Equipped with high-quality Swiss Made movements of the ETA (automatic) and Ronda (quartz) brands, UNO is a durable wrist watch.

The case also meets the highest quality standards. It is made of high-strength 316L stainless steel (automatic) or BOTTA’s own Tri-Titanium and is black PVD coated. The upper sapphire crystal is double-domed and features anti-reflective coating on both sides.

BOTTA UNO 35 Edition

The UNO 35 Edition is available as a quartz watch with a diameter of 40 mm and as an automatic watch with a diameter of 44 mm, each in the colors white and black. The automatic watch is strictly limited to 35 pieces per color.

Technical details

Model: BOTTA UNO 35 Edition Automatic

Case
Material: stainless steel, PVD coated
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 8.8 mm
Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Movement
Automatic, ETA 2824-2 Swiss Made, individually adjusted by hand

Functions
One-hand watch with date

Straps
Vegetable tanned leather wrist strap
Rubber strap
Steel link bracelet
Milanese strap
Saddle leather strap

BOTTA DESIGN WATCHES

BOTTA design is a German company that operates in two business sectors. On the one hand, BOTTA design develops and sells high-quality wristwatches with high design standards under the BOTTA brand. On the other hand, BOTTA design is active as a service agency in product design.

Founded in 1986 by product and industrial designer Klaus Botta, BOTTA design creates and develops watches with a clear and characteristic design language and special display principles.

BOTTA DESIGN WATCHES

The concept of the single-hand watches is an example of this. The UNO (1986) was the first single-hand wristwatch of modern times. With its reduced display, it symbolizes the relaxed approach to time. The portfolio of BOTTA design includes single-hand watches either with a 12h or 24h display as well as multi-hand watches. This results in a product range with extraordinary display principles. The watches are available both as automatic and quartz models.

The design quality of the products has been honoured with more than 60 international design awards, including the „red dot design award“, the „if design award“, and the „good design award“.

Klaus Botta, the founder of BOTTA Design

Klaus Botta founded his design agency in 1986 during his studies. From then on he both designed products for the industry as well as watches.

In the beginning Botta developed wristwatches for Junghans, Bestform, Watch People and other brands. During this time design classics such as the UNO, the Junghans-Solar-1, the TRES, the Titan-1, the IKON or the HELIOS were created. Since 1999 he has been selling his watches under his own name. Klaus Botta has been living in Königstein im Taunus since 2003.

Klaus Botta, the founder of BOTTA Design
Klaus Botta, the founder of BOTTA Design, with his team

Klaus Botta first studied technical physics at the University of Bayreuth. This was followed by studies in industrial design and product design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) in Offenbach. Botta attached great importance to practical orientation from the very beginning. He regularly enhanced his academic qualifications with demanding Internships in the fields of metal, wood and plastics processing as well as aircraft construction.

He completed further internships in the design department of Adam Opel AG in Rüsselsheim and with Albrecht Graf Goertz, designer of the legendary BMW 507. Curiosity is an important drive for visionaries like Klaus Botta. He views life from a generalist perspective, but also has an eye for every detail. This is how products and watches with a high degree of innovation are created in his design studio.

Milestones

UNO (1986)

In 1986 Klaus Botta revolutionized the perception of time: The UNO was the first one-hand wristwatch of modern times. As original of one-hand watches, it has long been a design classic. Its pioneering display principle serves as role model for a complete watch segment. To this day, the principle of the one-hand watch is an essential component in the range of BOTTA design.

Junghans Solar-1 (1994)

At first Klaus Botta did not sell the watches under his own name. He designed numerous watch models for various manufacturers. Among them even established brands like Junghans. The Junghans Solar-1, the first solar wristwatch of the world, was designed by Klaus Botta.

Titan-1 (1993)

In 1993 titanium watch cases were a novelty on the watch market. The Titan-1 was one of the first models with the new material and thus performed pioneering work in this field. It was available through the catalogue of the distributor Pro-Idee and became an absolute bestseller.

Helios, Clavius, Solus (2007)

The series, consisting of three watches, features a special clarity of design. The watches are also characterized by a particularly flat case and therefore appear remarkably light. Here, again, titanium was used as a material.

BOTTA product design

In addition to the development and distribution of watches under the brand „BOTTA“, BOTTA design also works as industrial design office for clients of the most diverse industries. The focus of the projects is on technical design and the design of electronic devices. With its core team of designers and technicians, BOTTA design, together with selected partners, offers a wide range of services from one hand – from design to construction, project management and consulting included.

BOTTA Watch Collection

BOTTA design watches turn time into a special experience. They are characterised by extraordinary display concepts. Single or multi-handed/12-hour or 24-hour display – BOTTA watches encourage a conscious approach to time. At the same time, all watches develop very individual characters through their sensitive design.

BOTTA design places great value on the highest quality right from the choice of materials: Most BOTTA watches are already equipped with a three-part titanium case (Tri-Titanium). The glasses of the watches are made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

BOTTA Watch Collection

All BOTTA watches are powered by Swiss Made automatic or quartz movements from Swiss brands Ronda or ETA. The design and development department is located in Königstein im Taunus near Frankfurt am Main. The watches are also completely assembled in Germany. The vegetable tanned leather watch straps are also made in Germany.

The brands present collection includes models like UNO (12-hour one-hand watch), NOVA (12-hour one-hand watch), UNO 24 (24-hour one-hand watch), MONDO (GMT watch), TRES (12-hour multi-hand watch) and TRES 24 (24-hour multi-hand watch).

Featured Timepieces

BOTTA watches are available from retailers as well as online and in the company‘s own online shop at www.botta-design.de/en

Contact details

BOTTA design
Klosterstraße 15a
61462 Königstein im Taunus
Germany
Website: www.botta-design.de

 

BOTTA UNO 24 Automatic

BOTTA Design, the pioneer of single-hand wristwatches, equips their original 24-hour one-hand watches with high-precision Swiss Made automatic movement.

BOTTA Design UNO 24 Automatic watch

With the UNO, developed in 1986, which was the first wristwatch in the world based on the one-hand principle, the watch manufacturer has made a name for himself. Now, with the UNO 24 Automatic, BOTTA is launching a one-hand watch with 24-hour display and refined ETA 2893-2 automatic movement housed in a new Tri-Titanium case.

BOTTA Design UNO 24 Automatic watch

Since a day has 24 hours and not 12 hours, the UNO 24 embodies the time display in its most logical form by showing the whole day at a glance. Just as a day is divided into a day and a night half, the dial of the all-day watch is also divided into a light and a dark half.

BOTTA Design UNO 24 Automatic watch

The hand of the UNO 24 follows the course of the sun exactly: in the morning it is at the horizon, at noon it is at the top, in the evening it is at the horizon again and at night it is at the bottom. When the fine date line is crossed at midnight, the date display also changes and the new day begins.

BOTTA Design UNO 24 Automatic watch

The new UNO 24 Automatic now combines in a unique way the 24-hour display with the fascination of mechanical watch movement. The UNO 24 Automatic is installed in the new, fully screwed Tri-Titan housing developed by BOTTA, which is made of three special titanium alloys, each perfectly matched to its individual purpose. These alloys guarantee absolute non-allergenic and ensure a pleasant wearing comfort. The skilful case design also contributes to this – the bottom strap lugs with inwardly sloping flanks ensure good ventilation of the wrist.

The UNO 24 Automatic is available with a light-coloured dial and orange contrasting elements or in the dark version with green accents. Prices start at 1.590 €.

BOTTA Design UNO 24 Automatic watch caseback view

At the start of the presale, the UNO 24 Automatic is available as a limited „Pioneer Edition“. In this first edition, the new model has been decorated with an engraving in the special Pioneer Design on the rotor. Additionally, during the presale period, buyers will receive an exclusive watch winder with their UNO 24 Automatic. The Pioneer Edition is available in a limited edition of 24 pieces only.

BOTTA Design UNO 24 Automatic watch with watchwinder

Technical details

Model: UNO 24 Automatic

Case
Titanium case
Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Diameter: 45 mm
Height: 9.5 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Movement
Automatic, ETA 2893-2 Swiss Made, individually adjusted by hand

Functions
24-hour one-hand with date

Strap
Allergy-free, vegetable tanned bio-leather strap
Leather strap
Rubber strap
Steel link bracelet
Milanese strap
Saddle leather strap

Warranty
Two years, excluding wear parts and improper handling

Suggested retail price
From 1590 Euros

BOTTA TRES colores

In the new TRES colores, Klaus Botta has once again reinterpreted the roots and values of the BOTTA watch brand. The result is a discreetly colored, elegant watch with refined details, exquisite case coating and the well-known high-quality components that guarantee a long life.

The particularly functional shape of the case with bevelled flanks on the underside ensures particularly high wearing comfort. In both available versions, the TRES colores watch is equipped with double-domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides, which is highly transparent and extremely robust. Both watch models are powered by high-quality Swiss Made movements.

BOTTA TRES colores

The TRES colores watch is available as 44 mm automatic and 40 mm quartz watch. The 44 mm automatic version, which houses an automatic ETA 2824-2 Swiss Made movement, has a three-part fully screwed stainless steel case with a particularly fine DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating.

Through a sapphire crystal in the back, it presents the automatic movement that reflects the colors of the hands – in red bearing rubies, a gold-colored balance and in the blue-metallic shimmering rotor.

BOTTA TRES colores

The 40 mm quartz watch is made of Tri-Titanium, a newly developed special combination of three special titanium alloys, and is finished using the PVD process (Physical Vapour Deposition). It is closed by a metallic blue ion-plated back.

With its straight-lined dial and geometrically structured case, the new TRES colores interprets the Bauhaus ideals such as functionality, progressiveness in form and material as well as originality in a contemporary way. Its watch hands in the Bauhaus colours red, blue and yellow turn playfully above the deep black dial. Its discreetly raised numerals remain hidden at first and create an effective play of reflexes when light falls on them.

Technical details

Model: BOTTA TRES colores automatic

Case
Stainless steel, DLC coating
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 9.3 mm
Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Movement
Automatic, ETA 2824-2 Swiss Made, individually adjusted by hand

Functions
Three-hand watch with date

Strap
Finest, vegetable tanned leather wrist strap
Rubber strap
Steel link
Saddle leather strap
Milanese strap

Warranty
Two years, excluding wear parts and improper handling

Price
From 1250 Euros

Model: BOTTA TRES colores quartz

Case
100 % titanium, PVD-coated case
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 6.1 mm
Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Movement
Quartz, RONDA 1063 Swiss-made, battery type 321

Functions
Three-hand watch

Strap
Finest, vegetable tanned leather wrist strap
Rubber strap
Steel link
Saddle leather strap

Warranty
Two years, excluding wear parts and improper handling

Price
From 498 Euros

BOTTA TRES 24 Plus Titan

TRES is a three-hands watch from German watch brand BOTTA, who has been renowned for their classic single hand watches. This 12-hour, multi-hand watch combines apparent contrasts and builds a bridge between the classic functionalism of the BAUHAUS and timeless modern design. BOTTA also offers a 24-hour version of this three-hands watch.

Featuring a 24 hour dial, the TRES 24 represents the time analogous to the sun. The 24-hour dial mirrors exactly the day on earth: 12 hours day in the upper half and 12 hours night in the lower half. One complete rotation of the hour hand corresponds exactly to the rotation time of the earth around their own axis – that is 24 hours or one day. The date changes as soon as the hour hand crosses the date line on the lower half of the dial.

Made from stainless steel or titanium, both 12H and 24H watch models are available with automatic and quartz versions. The TRES 12H watch is available in 40 mm or 44 mm case size and the TRES 24H comes with an option of 40mm or 45mm case size.

In 2019, BOTTA introduced TRES 24 plus titan, the new 24-hour three-hand watch with a protected design, three-part titanium case and second indicator. For the second generation of the all-day watch, the dial graphics have now been made much quieter. Instead of the usual second hand, it now has the innovative second indicator.

BOTTA TRES 24 Plus Titan Automatic

The TRES 24 plus titan features a 45mm diameter case made entirely of titanium. Each TRES 24 plus titan automatic version houses a Swiss made ETA 2893-2. Its quartz counterpart is powered by the RONDA 515.24H Swiss-made calibre.

BOTTA TRES 24 plus titan quartz watch

Three different titanium alloys are used for the new three-part case to ensure the best characteristics. This special case construction is currently only available from BOTTA. Like the entire watch, the second indicator is registered for “protected design”.

BOTTA has developed the new C pointer for the new TRES 24 plus titan. It consists of a small second disc with an open circle printed on it. The opening replaces the usual second hand. In favour of a calmer display of the progressing time, the second hand is deliberately omitted. The minimal movement of the “C” only becomes visible on closer inspection – nevertheless, half or quarter minutes can be easily estimated.

BOTTA TRES 24 Plus Titan Automatic watch

Titanium is the most precious of the light metals and has numerous outstanding properties such as high strength at low weight, good dimensional stability or absolute absence of allergies. Depending on the type of titanium, one of the properties predominates. Thanks to the new three-layer structure, BOTTA has optimally combined these properties in the TRES 24 plus titanium.

For the most stressed top ring around the sapphire crystal, a particularly resistant titanium alloy is chosen, which is otherwise used in turbine and aircraft construction, for example. The central part of the housing is made of a mechanically improved version of pure titanium. The bottom itself is made of a titanium grade that is used in the medical sector.

Technical details

Model: BOTTA TRES 24 Plus Titan

Case
Titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Height: 9.5 mm (automatic version)/8.5mm (Quartz version)
Glass: Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Movement
Automatic: ETA 2893-2 Swiss Made, individually adjusted by hand
Quartz: RONDA 515.24H Swiss-made, battery type 371

Functions
24-hour multi-hand watch with date

Strap
Allergy-free, vegetable tanned bio-leather strap
Leather strap
Rubber strap
Steel link bracelet
Milanese strap
Saddle leather strap

Price
Automatic: From 1590 Euros
Quartz: From 498 Euros