A line of Mondaine watches is heavily influenced by classical Swiss railway clocks, called the Official Swiss Railways Watch/SBB, to a design licensed from the Swiss Federal Railways since 1986. This design, by Hans Hilfiker, originated in 1944.
The original movement was unlike other watches and unique because of the following fact: By spreading 58 seconds over the 360 degrees (rather than the usual 60 seconds), the second hand comes to a complete stop at the 12 numeral for two seconds, giving the illusion that time has stopped. Then, the minute hand advances one step and the second hand starts a new cycle. However the company stopped making models with this mechanism around 2001. In 2013, a redesigned model was launched under the name stop2go. In keeping with how the movement itself works, the crown is shaped like a rocker switch that you flip back and forth instead of winding. This element is as practical as it is distinctive.
For nearly 30 years The Markuse Corporation has dedicated itself to celebrating the role architecture and design play in our daily lives
Mal is a young Dutch, Eindhoven based design label by Bob Copray and Niels Wildenberg.
Mal is inspired by the icons of the past that have influenced our way of looking at the world today.
By placing the icon into a new context a whole new product has arised.
After the Lounge set 1956, the 2.25 meter high lamp Lummel and the cushion set Killing me Softly, Mal now comes with the carpet Yeswecan, the exclusive MalClock Chamber NYC and the charming Sweater.
The products of Mal are cool to use indoor but some of them are also suited for domestic exterior use.
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