Synchronise like the Swiss Railways with the Mondaine Stop2Go

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April 2013

Swiss trains are renowned for their punctuality and Swiss stations for their iconic clocks, the design of which has been licensed to Mondaine for production of wristwatches (and was cheekily copied by Apple for the clock design in the iOS 6 release).

Aside from their minimalist design, these clocks all share a common feature that is instrumental in ensuring the punctuality of Swiss trains: every minute, the seconds hand stops for two seconds, during which every clock on the Swiss railway network is synchronised.

Stop2Go by Mondaine
Stop2Go by Mondaine

Thanks to a new, specially conceived movement, Mondaine now offers the most true-to-life wrist-sized replica of the famous station clocks to date. The Swiss Made Mondaine calibre 58-02 uses two motors—one to drive the seconds hand and one to make the minutes hand jump (and thus turn the hour hand) in order to mimic the operation of the Swiss station clocks. The seconds hand makes one revolution of the dial in 58 seconds before stopping for two seconds at 12 o’clock. It then continues moving once the minute hand has jumped.

The new movement is used in the new Stop2Go model in brushed stainless steel, a numbered edition that comes with a black leather strap.