Königstein im Taunus, 11 December 2018:
BOTTA design stands for „modern functionalism“ in product design. In the wristwatch sector, the brand from Königstein im Taunus is best known as the pioneer of the one-hand watch and its flagship model, the UNO.
The circular watch with the instrumental look is a prime example of functionally-oriented product design. It is also the starting point for the new watch category „single-hand watches“. However, the design team around Klaus Botta does not only develop watches with a single hand. In fact BOTTA design also offers wristwatches with several hands.
Today the German brand presents the third generation of its three-hand classic: the TRES.
The TRES series fits well in the BOTTA design model range
While single-handed watches encourage a more generous use of time, the traditional TRES display principle is immediately known and familiar. The precise scale of the three-hand watch enables it to be read to the second. The TRES thus appeals to a somewhat broader audience than the single-hand watches of the BOTTA design brand.
The design reflects the brand“s identity very well. Here, too, you can see the sobriety and clarity that typically characterize BOTTA models. The designers from the Taunus region kept the trend of doing without superfluous ornaments or conventional status symbols in the third generation of the TRES series.
Cleverly designed functionality
At first glance, you can only see the three hands and a very fine scale for the hours and minutes or seconds. Only a closer look reveals the number of hours in the area between the minute and the edge of the case. The contrast is relatively low, as the numbers are printed in the colour of the dial. They have a certain three-dimensionality and a gloss effect which renders them recognizable.
The readability of the watch is nonetheless not compromised because the reading is guided by the clear grid of the hour markings and is not distracted by other displays or ornaments. The clearly weighted hands also make a positive contribution here.
The new TRES thus meets the standards set by BOTTA design for clear, logical design.
Klaus Botta attaches great importance to technical high quality and longevity of the design
The new TRES model also meets both these criteria. The materials and components used, such as double-curved sapphire glass with an anti-reflective coating on both sides.
The design is timeless, just like the predecessors of this series have already proven it with models designed in 1995 and 2006 respectively, which still look contemporary today.
Three case variants in three colours each
BOTTA design offers the new TRES with an ETA-2824-2 automatic movement.
The stainless steel case has a diameter of 44 mm and is available with three dial colours: Pearl White, Pearl Black and All Black. The case of the All Black version has an additional black PVD coating. Its dial scale is also consistently black.
A further sapphire crystal on the high-quality designed back provides a direct view of the Swiss mechanical movement. The version with saddle leather strap and silver case costs €890.
For fans of high-quality quartz watches, there are two case variants: the large 44 mm stainless steel case and the significantly flatter and lighter titanium case with a diameter of 40 mm.
With its compact geometry, the titanium version is also suitable for very narrow wrists.
Both quartz versions are available in the same colours as the automatic watch: Pearl Black, Pearl White and All Black. Prices start at 448 €.
All new TRES models are now available on presale at selected retailers or at botta-design.de.
The delivery begins on 12.12.2018.
Klaus Botta has had a major influence on the watch industry with his philosophical approach to design. Launched in 1986, his UNO one-hand watch was the world’s first wristwatch to use the one-hand principle. Botta-Design timekeepers have long become classics, and are exhibited in the collections of renowned museums around the world. 61 international awards are testimony to the high level of design proficiency. The entire collection, which also includes other mechanical watches and quartz models, is developed and designed at the company’s headquarters in Königstein. Production in specialized workshops in Germany and the use of the highest-quality components is your guarantee of the very high quality and durability of the watches.
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