The single hand watch may appear unconventional, or even strange, to many of us today, but telling the time using just a single hand, was, in fact, the normal way when pocket watches were introduced in the early 16th century. In fact, timekeeping began with just a single hand, that is how sundials and the early church clocks kept time.
So, the single hand watch is continuing an ages-old method of measuring time.
The introduction of a second hand must have seemed as odd to people in the late 17th century, as single hand watches appear to us today. By having a design that recalls
the early timepieces, single hand watches are imbued with a sense of classicism whilst drawing attention to the early origins of the watchmakers’ craft.