The Magic Moment of the Mondaine ’stop2go’
Now with BackLight!
Why does the second hand stop after each minute for two seconds?
It is a unique feature of the Swiss Railway (SBB) Clock to ensure smooth and precise departures of Swiss trains on the full minute for the last 70 years. This ingenious design by the Swiss Engineer Hans Hilfiker ensures the punctuality of the Swiss Train System that would become a visible concept across the globe.
A timepiece that ticks off the minute at 58 seconds continues to charm and intrigue; Swiss Watchmaker Mondaine has incorporated this unique motion within its Mondaine - Official Swiss Railway Watch. 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 some times can change our life? Mondaine asked its designers to come up with a design for the new watch. As a tribute to its industrial background they framed the stainless steel case with two matt-brushed stainless steel braces fading to the lugs to fit the strap. The crown has been built as a functional switch for easy time setting of the new and unique movement which was developed by Mondaine to ensure clear visibility of the 12 o’clock second stop and iconic dial.
The crystal is made from scratch resistant anti-reflective coated sapphire glass. A true statement for the wrist with a diameter of 41 mm and striking case design the soft black strap made from natural leather completes this Swiss Made timepiece.
Combining classic Swiss style and quality Mondaine Swiss Watches are only available at Authorised Dealers; accompanied by a two-year warranty and backed by the Mondaine International Service Organisation (MISO).
NOTE: The Backlight function is subtle and its performance will depend on several factors. These factors include, but are not limited to; the amount of light that the watch is exposed to during daylight hours, how dark the room is, how sensitive your eyes are especially in very low light situations, how long the watch has been away from direct light for (the effect wears off over several hours). The video shows a bright green light emitting from the back of the hands, this effect has been slightly enhanced to illustrate the feature, however much less glow is normally experienced.
If the BackLight feature, in particular, is important to you we would recommend not purchasing this watch since its lighting performance is not as shown in the video and is very subtle. The Stop-2-Go function of this watch is unaffected by this feature.
Model number: MST.4101B.LB
Function: stop2go, BackLight
Movement (manufacturer ref): MONDAINE stop2go cal. 58-02
Movement (type): Quartz
Case size/diameter (mm): 41.00
Case material: Stainless Steel brushed
Case back: Caseback with Screws
Crown: Regular Gasket
Crystal/Glass material: Anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal
Water resistance (m/ft/atm): 30 / 100 / 3
Strap/Bracelet material: Genuine Leather
Strap/Bracelet finishing: Brushed
Strap width at lug (mm): 20.00
Origin: Swiss Made