TRES – harmonising accurate time with contemporary design
As the inventor and pioneer of the modern single-handed watch, BOTTA Design understands the importance of achieving balance between functionality and form. The German, boutique watchmaking company has been designing award-winning watches since its foundation 1986. Regardless of the number of hands on a BOTTA timepiece, each BOTTA watch is distinguished by three characteristics:
- true innovation driving their unique case and dial designs
- the adoption of contemporary production techniques for perfect finishes
- first-class components and top workmanship in accordance with the highest level of industry standards
The TRES collection is available with mechanic or quartz movements, in light and dark dial variants set into either steel or black PVD cases. The quartz collection also comes in 2 case sizes 44mm and 40mm, so there is bound to be a model to suit all wrist sizes and budgets.
The TRES Automatic collection features a subtle, tone-in-tone dial design in either light or dark shades. The three centred, slim hands and fine minute scale around the outer dial allow for accurate legibility.
This is a perfect everyday watch, presented in a brushed, 44mm stainless steel case with hidden lugs.
The cleverly concealed lugs are tucked into the underside of the case so the case sits effortlessly on the wrist in a minimalistic fashion – nothing distracts from the dial. However, in-line with BOTTA’s utilitarian philosophy, even this design element has a purpose. By carefully crafting the case with bevelled flanks to incorporate the lugs, several things are achieved:
- wrist movement is enhanced,
- air flow and circulation around the band/underside of the case is optimised for increased wearer comfort and
- space is optimised, allowing even fine wrists to look good in a slightly larger case (finally more options)
The double-domed sapphire crystal case top with its narrow stainless steel top ring/bezel complements the elegant lines of the watch. The anti-reflective coating on both sides of the crystal provides significantly improved transparency and reduces the reflections on the watch glass. The case back features a sapphire crystal viewport held in place by a finely engraved stainless steel bezel. Through the crystal, a clear view of the mechanical drive of the watch, the extremely reliable ETA automatic movement 2824-2, can be seen.
ETA’s 2824.2 Swiss-made automatic movement is one of the most reliable mechanical movements available. Its proven track record ensures years of problem-free enjoyment. In addition to the factory specs of the this calibre, BOTTA Design tests and enhances every single movement over several days by carefully adjusting it for maximum precision by a watchmaker – this is our way of contributing to your punctuality.
The classic 44mm pearl white model is crisp and modern with a hint of the austere – German Bauhaus for the modernist.
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2824-2 Swiss Made, individually adjusted by hand
Case material: Stainless steel
Glass type: Double domed sapphire crystal with double scratch resistant anti-reflection coating
Strap: Finest, vegetable tanned leather wrist strap | rubber strap | steel mesh
Special features: Three-hand watch with date
Warranty: Two years, excluding wear parts and improper handling