On October 27th it is time again – the summer time ends and the watches are set back to standard time – at 3 o’clock at night to 2 o’clock. So this night is one hour longer.
The time change has been hotly debated and controversial for many years; this year the EU Parliament voted for its abolition. Until then, the watches, including those of BOTTA, will have to be further changed, because it is still open which countries actually want to abolish the time change and which time will ultimately be retained in each case.
Critics such as the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (DGSM) warn of serious consequences if the once artificially introduced summer time is maintained as the year-round standard. In Russia this has already been tried out and quickly changed again.
Light and darkness influence the inner clock and human well-being. If the natural lighting conditions are taken into account, the winter or normal time is the most favourable for the sleep-wake rhythm and thus also for attention, concentration and balance.
We at BOTTA are also aware of the importance of the simple and natural for the quality of life. With our logical, clear watch designs we make a clear statement against stress and excessive demands, for more calmness, time and satisfaction in everyday life.