Designed by Zurich-born engineer Hans Hilfiker in 1944, the railway clock represents the legendary punctuality of the Swiss rail network. In 1953 Hilfiker added the familiar red second hand to the clock resembling the shape of a railways guard’s signalling disc.
In 1986 Swiss watch brand Mondaine adapted the clock to a watch under official license from the Federal Swiss Railway.
The clocks have become a Swiss design classic, included in 20th Century design collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Design Museum in London.
The Evo Quartz watch is as close to the original clock design as it could be, with an easy-to-read white face, distinctive black hands and the famous red second hand.
It features a black leather strap, stainless steel 35mm rounded case, Ronda 763E quartz movement and a slightly domed mineral glass lens that subtly magnifies the watch face.
|Case back||Pressed case back|
|Strap||Genuine leather with polished finish|
|Mechanism||Swiss made RONDA 763|
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About the brand
Mondaine is the company behind one of the most successful designs of the 20th century – Hans Hilfiker’s “Swiss Railways Clock”, as it is known, a blueprint that the brand has used to develop several generations of watches loved all over the world. Today Mondaine continues to develop Hilfiker’s original concept in conjunction with a new generation of talent, including young designer Martin Drechsel.See more Mondaine watches