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Botta-Design DUO 24: the world’s first dual one-hand-watch for two time zones

Our world may be becoming smaller, but one boundary still remains – time.

Before we contact someone in another time zone - for business, for instance, or when on holiday - we always find ourselves wondering what time it is there – is it early in the morning or late at night? Will my call be a disturbance, or will it come just in time?

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The DUO 24 offers a simple solution to this problem: being a dual one-hand watch, it shows both the local time and the time at one additional time zone, using just one hand in each case.

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This is the simple yet amazingly logical principle which the DUO 24 uses to give its wearer reassurance when dealing with different time zones.

The main display on the outside shows the local time. The striking 12-hour hand points to the specially developed one-hand scale familiar for more than 25 years from the UNO.

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The second time zone is shown, somewhat less prominently, next to the local time. The 24-hour numerical ring and the delicate hand are situated on a lower display level and are clearly separated from the 12-hour display. An artificial horizon divides the dial into a day half and a night half – making sure that unwanted alarm calls are a thing of the past.

The DUO 24 is the ideal dual one-hand watch for anyone at home in two worlds.


Until December 12, 2011, a special advance purchase discount of 50 euros will apply, bringing the price down to just 298 euros.
All pre-orders will be shipped from December 12, 2011 on a first come, first served basis.

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Re: Botta-Design DUO 24: the world’s first dual one-hand-watch for two time zones

Hmmm... "dual one hand" means two hands, right?
 

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Re: Botta-Design DUO 24: the world’s first dual one-hand-watch for two time zones

Hmmm... "dual one hand" means two hands, right?
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Re: Botta-Design DUO 24: the world’s first dual one-hand-watch for two time zones

Hmmm... "dual one hand" means two hands, right?
No, you've got it all wrong! It means one hand... twice... :-d


Clever things I really like about this design:

Midnight is designated by 0 hour-- most 24 hour/military dials use 24-- which is actually stupid since there is no 24th hour.

Noon is at the top of the dial. Most 24 hour watches have Midnight at the top-- but I feel Noon at the top is much more intuitive.

Both the 12 hour and 24 hour hands use the same set of indicies-- the 12 hour scale indicate 5 minute increments; the 24 hour scale, 10 minute increments.
 

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Re: Botta-Design DUO 24: the world’s first dual one-hand-watch for two time zones

Would like to see an automatic version though...
 
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