Concept

provides an individual orientation through time & being. It promotes the self-esteem of the individual and provides an impetus for respect and social interaction.. The focus is on a conscious relationship and awareness of time. This watch not only shows you what time it is, but also leaves the type of time you wish to see up to you – and what you wish to do with it.
It achieves this both manifestly and unequivocally by dispensing with an hour scale, thus distinguishing it from conventional single-hand watches and, simultaneously, enhancing its appearance.
In addition, the unique MENTOR.I philosophy provides valuable impulses in terms of consciousness, responsibility, values and principles. Only a strong “I” can contribute to a social “We”. The uniqueness of the wearer merges with the individual value orientation to create a truly aesthetic work. Consequently, the watch deliberately dispenses with model and colour variants.

Just as you yourself are unique, this watch is one of a kind – and a unique expression of your individuality.

Value orientation

is the basis

Single Hand | Unique | Watch

of your confidence

Everyone is uniquely significant!

History

There is a reason why single-hand watches are especially valued in specialist circles. Sundials and compasses have for centuries managed with only a single pointer, and certain church tower clocks also pay tribute to this tradition. In 1986, the designer Klaus Botta developed the world’s first wristwatch with a single hand.
Single-hand watches encourage a conscious interaction with time, which is also why Horst Thurau, pioneer and developer of the MENTOR.I philosophy, selected the single-hand watch concept as a medium. In addition to being a timepiece, the MENTOR.I single-hand watch designed by him also creates a platform for individual value orientation.

The idea behind this was born of a circuitous route. Having suffered with cancer and burnout, Horst Thurau wished to create a, so to speak, prophylactic work for his employees. However, the initial focus on a work-life balance simply did not quite satisfy his aspirations. Further development ultimately led to the MENTOR.I philosophy. As a philosophy, it is consciously aims to inspire orientation, rather than acting as a guiding principle.
This emphasis is anchored in the strengthened responsibility of the individual, with reasonable interpretations given priority over rigid rules and prohibitions. Therefore, the focus at all times encourages reflection on a high degree of self-esteem and responsibility for one’s self and the community as a whole.

Born in a coal mining environment, the bank clerk, signals officer and football trainer became an entrepreneur in 1977. His professional passion embraces support of start-ups, business and personal consulting and serving in an advisory capacity on councils and boards.
The enthusiastic yachtsman is both an avant-gardist and a fan of unique features. A family man at heart, he is particularly proud of the lengthy affiliation of his employees to the company.

Curiosity, a creative drive and confidence are and have always been his most striking characteristics.

Vision embraces tradition

Unique

We come into this world as individuals, but our personal individuality also matures throughout a lifetime, shaped through the sum of our personal decisions and actions. It embraces growth and change in this respect, including opportunities for upgrading, shaping and reorientation.

It is exactly this process to which the MENTOR.I watch points. Your fingerprint on the dial clearly indicates that it is your time which you are shaping and your values which guide your actions. Carpe diem, an aphorism coined by the Roman poet Horace, commands us to “seize the day”. Transcends time and yet strikingly current, this timepiece echoes this intention.
In this fashion, the watch becomes a daily companion in every situation, transcending generations. It reminds you constantly of who you are, what you wish to make of yourself and who you wish to be.
The most evident symbol of this is your unique fingerprint that transforms this watch into a truly original piece. Just as you as an individual are absolutely singular, the watch is also absolutely unique.

An aesthetic creation in every respect, it will only be worn once in this world – by you.

Expressing your uniqueness

Movement
Automatic Movement
Significance

The MENTOR.I watch as a compass of consciousness.

Mould and shape your day – Carpe diem. This attitude has inspired the timepiece’s white dial. The basis for this is a high level of self-esteem, as indicated by the red one “Everyone is uniquely significant”. The pointer indicates the current time, while the tail of the hand points the way to the past. The balance between contemporary and past contained therein ensures an untroubled future.
The tiny hour marker lozenges lend character to the MENTOR.I case. The crown is used to set the time. The engraved MENTOR.I logo symbolises your confidence in time and decision-making.
The fingerprint on the dial characterises the timepiece. As an expression of your identity, it contributes to the uniqueness of this creation and is an absolutely singular feature among millions of other watches.
A neutral clasp can be selected, but an engraved first name can also be gladly added.

Handwerk

Country of manufacturer

Germany

Watch case

3x screwed structure

Case material

100 % stainless steel

Case colour

Natural brushed stainless steel

Case diameter

44 mm

Overall case height

10.7 mm, (visible height 9.3 mm)

Crystal diameter

41 mm

Crystal material

Double convex sapphire crystal glass with scratch resistant anti-reflective coating on both sides

Base material

Sapphire crystal glass, diameter 25 mm

Weight with saddle leather strap / stainless steel linked strap

70 g / 150 g (for max. strap length)

Waterproof

5 ATM

Automatic movement

ETA 2824-2 without date function, Incabloc shock protection system, manually adjusted

Movement power reserve

36 hours

Strap length for wrist circumference

17 - 21 cm / 15 - 22 cm

Strap material

2-layered saddle leather / stainless steel linked strap

Strap colour

Saddle leather, anthracite with red leather lining / natural stainless steel

Strap clasp

Natural brushed stainless steel

Quarz Movement
Significance

The MENTOR.I watch as a compass of consciousness.

Mould and shape your day – Carpe diem. This attitude has inspired the timepiece’s white dial. The basis for this is a high level of self-esteem, as indicated by the red one “Everyone is uniquely significant”. The pointer indicates the current time, while the tail of the hand points the way to the past. The balance between contemporary and past contained therein ensures an untroubled future.
The tiny hour marker lozenges lend character to the MENTOR.I case. The crown is used to set the time. The engraved MENTOR.I logo symbolises your confidence in time and decision-making.
The fingerprint on the dial characterises the timepiece. As an expression of your identity, it contributes to the uniqueness of this creation and is an absolutely singular feature among millions of other watches.
A neutral clasp can be selected, but an engraved first name can also be gladly added.

Handwerk

Country of manufacturer

Germany

Watch case

3x screwed structure

Case material

100 % titanium

Case colour

Natural brushed titanium

Case diameter

40 mm

Overall case height

7.7 mm, (visible height 6.8 mm)

Crystal diameter

37 mm

Crystal material

Double convex sapphire crystal glass with scratch resistant anti-reflective coating on both sides

Weight

31 g

Waterproof

5 ATM

Movement

Ronda quartz 1062 Swiss made, 4 crystals, gilded

Standard battery life

6 years

Standard battery

Type 321

Strap length for wrist circumference

16.5 - 20 cm

Strap material

3-layered calfskin

Strap colour

Leather, anthracite with red leather lining

Strap clasp

Natural brushed titanium

Dual consideration

Community

The aim of our value-oriented community is further cultivation of the MENTOR.I philosophy. We contribute to the strengthening of self-esteem, orientation and a respectful attitude towards each other. We focus on reciprocity, volition and resilience. Our dual approach aims to achieve continuous further education and the exchange of experience. Since 2010, we have held enormously successful workshops and training seminars every year at our company headquarters in Detmold that develop philosophical, ethical, moral and economic stimuli.
Our interactions in this respect are regarded as humanly and personally enriching experiences in all quarters.
The MENTOR.I Foundation is a second community with the task of introducing the MENTOR.I philosophy to universities, schools and enterprises. The goal is to strengthen human faculties through alternative ways of thinking. This 360° consideration encompasses education, leadership and orientation.
Decision routes are accompanied by our guiding principles, namely “Everyone is uniquely significant” and “We make better possible”.

From a strong “I” to a social “We”

Referenzen

Martina Biere

“The MENTOR.I single-hand watch provides me with a steady support in a face-paced world. It reminds me just how important it is to pause and reflect, consciously taking advantage of and enjoying every moment rather than chasing the seconds. It gives me a sense of orientation and grants me my own personal time.”

Dennis Greenfield

“I never could have imagined that the issue of self-esteem with be addressed so unexpectedly and competently. While I felt comfortable in my own skin beforehand, this feeling has been enhanced further by a brilliant piece of experience. Thanks a lot!”“

Mareike von Mansberg

“Privately, I like trendy, distinctive things. As a director, I am always happy to gain recognition and, naturally, to give it to my employees. Appreciation is therefore a topic with which I am very familiar in my daily work with personnel. The MENTOR.I single-hand watch encapsulates all these components in a nutshell. It’s a valuable, satisfying companion!”

Andreas Ahrens &
Sandra Brauner
Brautpaar

“We had been looking for some time now for something to give each other to mark our wedding – as a deep expression of our relationship. It needed to be substantial and immediate in its significance. The MENTOR.I single-hand watch transformed our heartfelt wish into a brilliant artefact. We have given our unique fingerprint as a timeless gift to each other. It doesn’t get more symbolic than that!”

Melanie Bedner

“I like the timeless appearance and numerous personal details of my MENTOR.I single-hand watch. My fingerprint on the dial, the red of the MENTORI.I philosophy directly on my pulse – this watch encapsulates uniqueness

Dennis Niedermark
Uhrenliebhaber

“As a watch lover, I was really surprised to discover a piece that is really completely new. The MENTOR.I single-hand watch is in a class of its own! It’s much too unique to banish it to one of my collection drawers – so I wear it every day.”

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Contact
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Telephone consultation

Our qualified team is more than happy to help and at your service Monday to Thursday from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. and on Friday from 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Email enquiries are answered at all times up to a maximum of 6 hours after receipt.

Visiting us in Detmold

We wish to impress through craftsmanship and ideology, which is why we have developed Network and the watch that embodies the eponymous philosophy. We are happy to assume any overnight accommodation expenses following consultation.

Ordering

If you wish to acquire the MENTOR.I watch, we can take your fingerprint in our central office in return for a down payment of 50% of the sales price. Individual manufacture of your watch requires approximately 3-4 months until delivery.

Automatic watch

EUR 3,980.00 plus VAT

Quartz watch

EUR 1,952.00 plus VAT

We actively support the MENTOR.I Foundation and fund annual training and education measures.

I’m worth it