The NOVA+ features a display comprising two elements: a scale divided into twelve segments and an hour hand. It intentionally dispenses with any further subdivisions. While the hour hand inches its way across the dial, at a speed not perceptible to the human eye, it uses the twelve segments one by one to give a graphic indication of the current hour.
NOVA+: focusing on periods of time – not specific points in time
Like an hourglass, the NOVA+ from Botta-Design presents the passing of a defined period of time – in this case one hour – rather than the many small intervals that happen in the meantime.
Clear architectural lines in a case with minimalist display
Naturally, it is simply not possible to tell the time to the precise minute with the NOVA+. As such, this one-hand watch is predestined for people ready to adopt a relaxed attitude to time.
The puristic design of the NOVA+ draws the attention of the observer to the one most important thing: the time.
Only the essential outer area of the dial and the striking green hand are visible. The centre of the dial and of the hand – which is not needed to display the time – is covered by a circular disc that lends the watch a futuristic and floating appearance. With its diameter of 44mm, the very flat case is the larger of the two NOVA models from Botta-Design featuring a Swiss-made quartz movement.
Is the NOVA+ Quartz the right watch for me?
At 44mm, the NOVA+ is the larger and somewhat heavier stainless steel version of the NOVA models featuring a quartz movement.
With its unconventional display principle, the NOVA+ one-hand watch is certainly not the ideal watch for precision fanatics and those who like to keep track of every second. However, the NOVA+ will thus suit you all the better if you are ready to embrace a more expansive attitude to time.
You will have to decide for yourself whether the NOVA+ with its minimalist display is in fact the perfect one-hand watch. What is certainly the case is that it makes a clear statement in favour of a more relaxed approach to time.
The movement: high-quality, accurate and absolutely reliable.
The quartz version of the NOVA+ is driven by a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement. Unlike the much cheaper “Swiss-parts” movements, the components in this movement are manufactured and assembled entirely in Switzerland.
The original Ronda movement ensures that the NOVA+ will run smoothly and precisely for many years, which reflects the Botta principle of technical and design durability in its German-made watches.
Movement: Quartz, RONDA 704 Swiss-made, battery type 371
Case material: Stainless steel
Glass type: Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Strap: finest, vegetable tanned leather wrist strap | rubber strap | steel mesh
Special features: One-hand Time-span watch
Warranty: Two years
NB: Small parts and movement components may vary depending upon construction parameters.