Mondaine Stop2go

£415.83

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The fascinating execution of stop2go, like on the original clock, features the famous red second hand that turns full circle in 58 seconds and then waits at 12 o’clock for the black minute hand to move on, before jumping one marker forwards, starting its next rotation. Two seconds which sometimes can change our life?From railway platform to your wrist a moving storyThe history behind the infamous hanging second hand begins in 1944, when Swiss engineer Hans Hilfiker was employed at SBB. He was asked to design an easy-to-read clock for train stations that could be synchronised throughout Switzerland. And so he developed an electrical railway clock that was synchronised every minute via telephone cables. Today more than 3,000 of these clocks tick out the rhythm of the railways between Geneva and Scuol, Basel and Chiasso. Forty years later, in 1986, Mondaine Watch Ltd translated the railway platform clock into a wristwatch and successfully launched its major collection, the Mondaine – Official Swiss Railways Watch/SBB That red second hand has been spinning ever since, around the world as a Swiss icon of everyday life.Size: 41mmDial: WhiteStrap: Black LeatherGift Boxed.Ref No. A512.30358.16SBB