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.
Based in the historic Manzano chair district, Zilio A&C is a family-run company who has been producing high quality wooden chairs and furnishings for over 60 years.
Fusing traditional craftsmanship passed from father to son with the finest materials and modern technology, the company is renowned for its international appeal.
The collections are recognised the world over for the timeless style and considered designs, high quality materials and the meticulous care that goes into constructing every piece. The collection is suited to everyday use in the home or hospitality sector.