Discover Sustainable Style with Mondaine

April 22nd marks Earth Day, so it is only fitting that you discover sustainable style with Mondaine. The brand’s commitment to sustainability isn’t just a mission; its a way of life embedded in every timepiece they create. From the materials they choose, to the production and the recycling process, the Swiss company continues to stay vigilant and improve the overall life cycle of their watches. Mondaine cares about protecting the planet, and you should too! While the CO2 neutral brand places a strong focus on creating environmentally-friendly timepieces, they have not pushed aesthetics aside. Designed to make you feel unique and special, each Mondaine is as iconic as its wearer. So if you’re looking for a watch with timeless elegance and an eco-friendly twist, keep reading to discover sustainable style with Mondaine.

A Brief Overview of Mondaine and Sustainability

As a pioneer in moving the watch industry towards a greener future, Mondaine’s stance on sustainability is nothing but the best. Receiving global recognition for its efforts, the Swiss company has always been ahead of its time.

Standing out from its competitors, Mondaine is the first company in the world to offer watch recycling. As well as this, it is among the world’s first comprehensively carbon-neutral watch brands (from 2020 onwards) to follow the 3R rules: Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse.

As part of their ongoing commitment to sustainability, all of the Mondaine watch collections are available with vegan straps. Made from recycled plastic bottles, cork, cotton and grape leather, each strap helps contribute to a better planet!

Discover Sustainable Style with Mondaine

Mondaine Essence (32mm) White Dial / Purple Cotton Textile Strap MS1.32110.LQ1

While the brand’s iconic design remains, this Essence model is made from renewable materials. Made of Ricinus oil-based polyamide, the watch’s white case measures 32mm in diameter. Not only is the special compound long-lasting but it is also resistant to natural wear and tear. Keeping true to the Swiss Railway Clock, the white dial is contrasted by black rectangular indices and hands. As well as this, the dial features a red second hand shaped to resemble a train dispatcher’s baton. Providing great clarity and durability, a hardened mineral crystal protects the dial. Completing the design of this timepiece is a mood-lifting Wild lavender strap. Crafted from recycled PET material, and with a cork lining, it gives a trendy look to the watch. The strap is also equipped with Mondaine’s quick-change system, so you can easily change your strap depending on your daily attire.

Mondaine Evo2 (35mm) White Dial / Red Vegan Leather Strap MSE.35110.LCV

With an evolutionary design, the Mondaine Evo2 is not only stylish but also sustainable. And thanks to its harmoniously designed 35mm case, made out of polished stainless steel, the watch is very comfortable to wear. Like all Mondaine’s, the white dial of this model exhibits rectangular indices and hands that are reminiscent of the Swiss Railway Clock. For extra protection, a sapphire crystal encases the dial. Its scratch-resistant properties make the watch a great companion for daily wear. Mondaine believes plant-based materials are the way forward, so this watch is finished with a red vegan grape leather strap. Turning waste from winemaking into something that lowers the brand’s carbon footprint, the strap is a fantastic vegetal leather alternative. Timeless elegance with a sustainable twist, this Mondaine is a great choice for fashionable individuals who want to better the planet.

Mondaine NEO Chronograph (41mm) White Dial / Black Grape Leather Strap MSD.41410.LBV

Illustrating that they are aware of current trends within the horological world, the dial design of this Mondaine mimics the markings of a panda face. Fused with the iconic Swiss Railways station design, the overall appearance of this timepiece exudes sophistication; a classic meets a classic. Just like in the original panda dials, the sub-dials are in the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. As well as this, a date aperture features at 4 o’clock. The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating; a strong and scratch-resistant material. Furthermore, a 41mm brushed stainless steel case surrounds the dial. It is also the home to the Ronda 5030 quartz movement that powers the watch. Completing the design of this chronograph is a black vegan grape leather strap. Sophisticated, stylish and sustainable, this Mondaine Neo is perfect for those who want to make a statement on their wrist!

Mondaine Classic Metal 36mm | IP Gold Steel Bracelet | Silver Dial A660.30314.16SBM

With this Mondaine, the timeless Swiss Railways watch is making a statement. The clean design of the 36mm case is made out of brushed IP gold-plated stainless steel with tone-on-tone hands, giving the model an exclusive yet minimalistic look. In addition, the iconic dial is protected by a hardened mineral crystal. A modern transformation of the classic, a gold IP plated stainless steel bracelet secures the watch. But, if this is not to your taste, the quick-change system means you can easily change the strap to match your unique style. When looking at this Mondaine, you may not think it is sustainable. However, it has been assembled with up to 80% power from the brand’s own photovoltaic system. So in fact the watch is extremely sustainable and a great companion for daily wear.

Mondaine SBB Grand Cushion Chronograph (41mm) Green Dial / Green Recycled Textile and Steel Mesh Set MSL.41460.LF.SET

This Mondaine is inspired by a vintage design that pays homage to the brand’s heritage. The iconic dial’s seamlessly integrated date and chronograph allow the wearer to track the date and measure elapsed time with precision; two vital complications. Moreover, the watch features a 41mm stainless steel square case with rounded corners for optimal comfort on the wrist. Strong, scratch-resistant and anti-reflective, a perfectly integrated double-domed sapphire crystal protects the dial. This Grand Cushion model is finished with the option of either a green recycled PET bottle textile strap or a Milanese mesh stainless steel bracelet. Having the choice of two straps gives the wearer complete freedom, and as Mondaine aims to create timepieces as iconic as you are, solidifies its promise to consumers.

If the models in this guide have inspired you to purchase a Mondaine, but they aren’t quite to your taste, click here to browse the full collection on our website.

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