Mondaine Simply Elegant Watch A400.30351.11SBB
The Simply Elegant collection is designed for people who love the Mondaine design, but want something more elegant and dressy, perfect for a day in the office or a night on the town. The Simply Elegant case is quite thin, only 6.2 mm high, and the specially designed lugs of the case allow the watch to adapt to any size wrist so the watch sits comfortably flat.
|Movement (manufacture. Ref.)||ETA 902.101 HH2|
|Case size/diameter (mm)||36.00|
|Case material||Stainless Steel polished|
|Case back||Pressed Caseback|
|Water resistance (m/ft/atm)||30 / 100 / 3|
|Strap/Bracelet material||Genuine Leather|
|Strap width at lug (mm)||20.00|
The Designer: Hans Hilfiker (15 September 1901 – 2 March 1993) was a Swiss engineer and designer. In 1944, working for the Swiss Federal Railways, he designed the Swiss railway clock, which became an international icon. The SBB clock was not Hilfiker’s only contribution to modern living. He developed the concept of the fitted kitchen and was responsible for the standard Swiss dimensions for kitchen components
The Brand: Mondaine is the trademark for a series of watches made by the Swiss company Mondaine Watch Ltd. 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. Additionally, Mondaine offers a selection of models inspired by modern art.