The new Mondaine Stop2Go watches come in two colour ways: a black case with black silicone strap, and another variant with a silver case and red strap.
Both of the watches have a unique time-keeping feature that was first seen in the Swiss Railway clocks that have kept time on the country’s train network since the 1950s.
Designed by Zurich-born engineer Hans Hilfiker, the Swiss Railway clock has a red second hand ticker that completes a full minute revolution in just 58 seconds.
When the second hand reaches the 12 o'clock mark, it pauses for two seconds. As it does so, the minute hand ticks forward, starting the second hand again.
This feature was designed to help trains leave exactly on schedule, as railway timetables in Switzerland are timed to full minutes. The same red second hand and movement is incorporated into the Stop2Go watches.
The design also features a unique crown. Instead of a circle, the Stop2Go has a switch that allows easy adjustment of the electronically controlled hands. When the crown is pulled out, the second hand moves to the 12 o'clock dial, and a twist to the left or right moves the minute hand incrementally.
The all black variant of the watch features a 41mm stainless steel case framed with matching steel braces. The black silicone strap has a clasp that can be adjusted for size by sliding the pins up and down pre-cut holes.
The red model is encased in a 41mm stainless steel case matte-brushed to reduce glare. The red leather strap features a standard buckle and prong fastener.
Mondaine has been making watches since 1986.
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