If we can put men on the moon, why is it still fiddly to get watch batteries replaced and keep synced to the current time? There is lots of technology in this new watch mechanism, since it is solar powered and automatically sets its time from radio signals in three different countries. With technology, less is often more – getting the latest gadgets doesn’t always simplify our lives. But when done correctly, more can be less – with more technology, we can (sometimes) have less to fiddle with and worry about. This is a good thing – but when will it work on a Mars base? What time is it there anyway?