Tenafly, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 17, 2011
Family owned Orogio Jewelers and Mondaine, creator of the Official Swiss Railways Watch, have teamed up to provide a full-sized Official Swiss Railways Station Clock to the community of Tenafly, New Jersey. To help commemorate this historic unveiling, the store will host a celebratory party and trunk show on Thursday, May 19th from 4 pm – 6pm for community members to partake in along with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Peter Rustin.
Edward Aydin, owner of Orogio Jewelers, is thrilled about his store’s latest addition. “We’re proud to be able to provide not only our customers, but all of Tenafly’s community with this iconic clock to use as their official time resource. It’s accurate to the millisecond and will be on full display for passersby to be able to set their watches to. It will be a very special addition to our community here.”
Found in museums worldwide, this is just the third Mondaine Official Railways Clock with GPS to be mounted in the United States. Fittingly, the clock will hang next to the entrance of Orogio Jewelers in the heart of Tenafly, located directly across from the town’s historic train station. Hans Hilfiker designed the original Swiss Railways clock in 1944 and its design remains unchanged since. It measures 2 feet in diameter and is both double-sided and back lit to allow for it be read from a distance during all hours of the day.
The Swiss made Clock operates via a master mechanism, or “brain,” which controls and operates the clock to ensure up to a millisecond precision, as it is linked to a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. The GPS receiver in the master mechanism (which is located inside Orogio Jewelers) receives the time signal via satellite, and provides this to the clock outside, controlling and setting the time automatically.
Mondaine is internationally known for its wristwatch and clock renditions of the immediately identifiable Swiss Railways symbol, with the signature red seconds hand. Since 1986, the Mondaine Swiss clock and watch factory has manufactured watches and clocks modeled after the official and exclusive Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) station clock, and has successfully marketed them on every continent.
Orogio Jewelers is a family owned store that has been in business for nearly three decades. It specializes in providing customers with a wide variety of jewelry styles, handcrafted fine jewelry collections, watches, as well as gifts and accessories for weddings and all occasions. Known for its exceptional customer service and in-depth knowledge and expertise on gems, diamonds and fine jewelry, Orogio Jewelers is an integral part of the close-knit Tenafly community.
Thursday, May 19th’s unveiling festivities are open to the general public and include a ribbon cutting by Mayor Peter Rustin as well as refreshments and give-a-ways. Orogio Jewelers is located on One Washington Street, Tenafly, New Jersey, 07670; 201-567-0900. Visit http://www.orogio.com.
Mondaine Watch Ltd. is the creator of the official Swiss Railways Watch collection, licensed by the “Swiss Railways SBB” and launched just over 20 years ago. It represents the consumers’ version of the Swiss Railways Clock. In Switzerland, 3,000 of these famous Swiss clocks have indicated the precise time at all Swiss train stations for more than 60 years. Mondaine holds a unique position in the US market. The brand represents affordable luxury with distinct design and is immediately identifiable thanks to its signature red second hand which also offers superior legibility. All Mondaine watches are accompanied by a two-year guarantee, are Swiss-made, and backed by the Mondaine International Service Network (MISO). Available from professional, authorized Mondaine watch dealers. For more information, please visit http://www.mondaine.com © Photo: Mondaine Watch Ltd