Botta-Design had been designing and producing watches for clients like Junghans AG since 1986. In the year 2000, the company took over sales of its own watch collection. Ever since, the product range has been continuously expanded. Design, development and production are solely taking place in Germany. Therefore, Botta-Design’s philosophy follows the motto “Designed in Germany – Made in Germany”.
Botta-Design is located at Königstein im Taunus close to Frankfurt am Main where founder Klaus Botta and his small but flexible team take care of all watch building processes as well as quality control, sales and customer service. For its timepieces only best materials are used like sapphire glass, CNC-machined cases made of stainless steel or titanium, specially developed functional dials and Swiss-made movements from ETA and Ronda. Following manual assembly, every single watch undergoes a multistaged testing process and several accuracy checks before it is released to the market.
It was Klaus Botta who developed the outstandingly simple one-hand principle in 1986 and the UNO was officially the world’s first watch to feature a one-hand display. As the single hand completes one rotation every 12 hours, the special scale is subdivided into five-minute increments, allowing its wearer to specify the time to within just a few minutes. Many other manufacturers were inspired by Botta’s principle and developed their own versions of one-hand watches ever since.
Botta-Design has already received more than 50 renowned design awards, both in Germany and abroad. Some of its watches have become design icons and are exhibited in museums like the Chicago Museum of Architecture and Design or the Museum of Applied Art in Frankfurt am Main.