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Mondaine’s 1940s-inspired large wall clock

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We covered the watch some time back, but now the classic Swiss Mondaine Clock is available for your home.

New for 2008 as a large wall clock, but anything but a new design – it was the work of a Swiss railway employee (Hans Hilfiker) in the 1940s, designed to be easily readable from a distance, with a red second hand to enable passengers to judge precisely when trains would arrive and depart. The Swiss Railways obviously being more punctual than the British ones.

It has a stainless steel case, quartz movement and a diameter of 40cm, with power by 2x AA batteries. You can pick one up for £190.

Find out more at the Panik Design website

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