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A Mondaine SBB Station Wall Clock hangs in a minimal bedroom

Competition: win a Swiss Federal Railways Station Clock from Mondaine

For our latest competition, we've teamed up with Swiss watch brand Mondaine to offer readers the chance to win a Swiss Federal Railways Station Clock.

The SBB Station Clock was created in 1944 by Hans Hilfiker, a designer and electrical engineer at Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).

Its red second hand, which is shaped like a railway guard's signalling disc, quickly established it as one of the 20th century's most recognisable timepieces, according to the brand.

By entering our latest competition, five lucky Dezeen readers will win a Mondaine SBB Station Wall Clock.

A Mondaine SBB Station Clock in a living room
Five Dezeen readers will win a Mondaine SBB Station Clock

Taking cues from the Bauhaus with its functional, minimalistic form and easy-to-read face, the Mondaine SBB Station Clock was designed by the Swiss Federal Railways as a station clock. Hilfiker introduced the clock's signature baton-shaped second hand in 1953.

Three decades later, the Mondaine watch company acquired an official licence from SBB to turn Hilfiker's timeless design into one of the most recognisable watch collections.

Also available as a wristwatch, pocket watch and alarm clock, the official Swiss station clock now stands in London's Design Museum and New York's Museum of Modern Art as an exemplar of 20th century design. It also hangs above town squares in Mexico City, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Caracas.

Measuring 25 or 40 centimetres in diameter, Mondaine's SBB Station Clock is encased in muted aluminium with a hardened mineral crystal face.

The Mondaine SBB Station Clock in a modern living room
The Mondaine SBB Station Clock has become an icon of industrial design

Other products by Mondaine include the essence collection "the most sustainable watch in the world" and the Giant, a contemporary take on Hilfiker's classic.

Founded by Erwin Bernheim, the Mondaine watch company has been at the forefront of innovation in watch-making since its founding in the 1950s.

From developing the world’s first digital watches with LCD in the 1970s to becoming one of the world’s first carbon-neutral watch brands in 2020, Mondaine strives to "proudly exemplify excellent design".

To find out more about the brand, visit its website.

This competition has closed. Terms and conditions apply. Five readers will win a Mondaine SBB Station Clock. The winner will be selected at random and notified by email. This competition is open to readers in the UK only.

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