Parece ser uma função do tesserato. Do ch. 30 de A ciência dos interestelares :
By the time Cooper has received the quantum data form TARS, he has mastered this means of communication. In the movie we see him pushing with his fingers on the world tube of the watch's second hand. His pushes produce a backwards-in-time gravitational force, which makes the second-hand twitch in a Morse-encoded pattern that carries the quantum data. The tesseract stores the twitching pattern in the bulk so it repeats over and over again. When forty-year-old Murph returns to her bedroom three decades later, she finds the second hand still twitching, repeating over and over again the encoded quantum data that Cooper has struggled so hard to send her.
(O "bulk" é a maior dimensão espacial que existe entre os "lados" 3D do Tesseract)