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WOTY2013: Mondaine Stop2Go

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In November WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2013, made up of 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Highly commended for the WatchPro Innovative Watch of the Year 2013 was the Mondaine Stop2Go.

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Mondaine has earned its place in our line up of the most innovative watches by giving its popular signature style a new angle.

The Stop2Go watch adds a fun quirk to the Swiss railway system-inspired watch – a seconds hand that stops for two seconds every minute.

While that might sound a bit baffling, it is a method used by the Swiss SBB railway for the past 70 years to ensure the smooth and absolutely precise departure of Swiss trains.

This system allows the seconds hand to turn a full circle in 58 seconds and then wait at 12 o’clock for the black minute hand to move on.

This is a new twist on a firm favourite that has made it an innovative star in 2013.

 

To read a digital version of the WatchPro Watches of the Year 2013 edition click here.

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