In 1944, Hans Hilfiker, a Swiss engineer, designed what would go on to become the Official Swiss Railway Clock. It featured an easy-to-read dial with large black stick markers and a bright-red seconds hand. About 40 years after the clock’s debut, the Mondaine watch company received official license from the Swiss Federal Railways to use this iconic design. Today, it’s a watch recognized around the world—a tribute to Switzerland’s history of timekeeping and watchmaking. This version features the Mondaine stop2go cal 58-02 quartz movement and a bright backlight for visibility at night.
Note: This drop is limited to 155 units.
The Stop2Go is virtually identical, mechanically speaking, to Hilfiker’s original design. Indeed, says A Blog to Watch, “this is the brand’s most authentic and accurate reproduction of a Swiss Railway Clock.” As the red seconds hand reaches the 60-second mark—which it achieves in an accelerated 58 seconds—it pauses for two seconds to allow the minute hand to jump ahead to the next marker. At this point, the seconds hand resumes. The original idea behind this design was to synchronize all Swiss Railway clocks in order to ensure that each train departed precisely at the top of the minute.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Aug 22, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.