Mondaine Watches Infographic
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The creation of the iconic watch face. Swiss Engineer, designer and employee of the Federal Swiss Railways , Hans Hilfiker created the “Official Swiss Railways Clock” which become the inspiration behind the Mondaine watch face as we know it.
The introduction of the classic Mondaine mens watch. The Mondaine watch company owned by the Bernheim family, was inspired by the blueprints for the iconic design of the Railways Clock. So, with an official license from the Federal Swiss Railways they created the brand new Mondaine gents watch collection, still one of the most popular designs today, that influences the majority of Mondaine’s Collections.Following the success of the first collection, released in 1986, Mondaine released their first ever Ladies watch in the same design as the classic.
This was to ensure that the Mondaine Official Swiss railways Watch would appeal to a wide consumer audience. They have now since released new lines every year. When travellers are looking for an easy central meeting point in Zurich, Switzerland, the most popular choice is the Mondaine Railway Station meeting Point. A four-meter high Swiss railways clock by mondaine, visable from every direction with over 300,000 people passing by every day.Evolution. The Evo watch collection was the brand new design from Mondaine, featuring a gently rounded case topped by a slightly domed mineral crystal with a magnifying effect. Design and function are combined in this elegant timepiece.20th Anniversary Special Edition.
In 1986, Mondaine created it first range of watches based upon the well known Swiss Blueprint. 20 years later they release the 20th anniversary edition, The same simple design, the unmistakable easy to read face, distinctive hands and the famous red seconds hand helped to make this a fitting tribute to an iconic watch that secured mondaine their rightful position in the watch making hall of fame. stop2go A unique feature of the Swiss Railway (SBB) Clock that ensures the smooth and absolutely precise departures of Swiss Trains. Mondaine incorporated this conept into their new 2013 model, the stop2go. The timepiece features the famous red second hand that completes its rotation in 58 seconds and then pauses at the 12 o’clock mark for 2 seconds while the black minute hand jumps forward, starting its next rotation. Helvetica No.1 Choosing the helvetica font as a muse, with its quintessentially Swiss values and style, has enabled the creation of a time-tested yet harmonious watch collection.
Just like the font, the collection from Modaine is discreet, yet strong in the conviction of providing efficient time keeping in a tempered recognisable form. Launched in 2014, the helvetica No.1 collection was and still is an incredibly simple watch with little quirks making it a very detailed and unique watch. Mondaine helvetica 1 Smartwatch In 2015 mondaine took a bold step into the future launching their very first smart watch. A watch that proudly references its past, the Helvetica 1 Smart contained the latest in smartwatch technology focused on monitoring activity and sleep, featuring Motion activity tracking, sleep cycle alarms, get active alerts and adaptive coaching. Mondaine PayChip Blurring the lines between technological innovation and horological excellence, mondaine once again excelled with a fresh update to its outstanding helvetica No1 Smart Watch. Introducing NFC (Near Field Communication) contactless payment technology into a number of Watches designed to offer convenience and efficiency at payment points.
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