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Mondaine SBB Armbanduhr Classic 30 mm, 75 Years Anniversary Special Set
In 1944, Hans Hilfiker, a Swiss engineer, designer and Swiss Federal Railways employee, was
commissioned to create the Swiss Federal Railways station clock for SBB (Swiss Federal Railways
company), which is known worldwide today as “the official Swiss station clock”. The face
with its clean lines is still seen as modern and up to date. The clock is a valuable symbol of quality
and identity, not only for the Swiss Federal Railways but also for the whole of Switzerland.
The short pause each time the second hand hits the minute mark is a unique technical feature
which has long enjoyed cult status. This is why the clock still uses its iconic characteristic in its
operation to this day, a fact that even secured it a place in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
in New York.
On its successful journey through time, the Swiss Federal Railways station clock has been supported
by its two licensees, Moser-Baer AG from Sumiswald and Mondaine Ltd from Pfäffikon. Its
mechanism was designed by the station clock manufacturer Moser-Baer AG on behalf of Swiss
Federal Railways under the Mobatime brand.
In 1986, Mondaine Ltd launched its wristwatch based on the Swiss Federal Railways station
clock. In a rare moment in design history, the miniaturisation worked: regardless of the size of the
watch, the proportions are in harmony and embody the attributes so valued in Swiss watches
such as functionality, precision, reliability and punctuality.
Even after 75 years, the uniqueness and individuality of this design classic still fascinates people
all over the world. The Swiss Federal Railways station clock has become a design icon. Today it
gives customers a guarantee of punctuality day in day out thanks to its reliable time display and
will continue to do so in future.
Various models of Mondaine station clocks are on display at selected points of sales and are available immediately.
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