Mondaine Classic Quartz White Dial Multicoloured Textile Strap Ladies Watch A660.30360.16SBS RRP £189
Mondaine Classic Quartz White Dial Multicoloured Textile Strap Ladies Watch A660.30360.16SBS RRP £189 The Case: The case used on this Mondaine Classic watch A660.30360.16SBS has a clean brushed finish to it, which imparts a timeless and minimalistic look and feel. The iconic dial is protected by a hardened mineral crystal. The crown, of which can be seen at the 3 o’clock position features a regular gasket which once pulled out can be used to adjust the time. Moreover, the case back is pressed which helps to solidify a water resistance of 30 metres, suitable for light splashes. The Strap: It is not only the timeless design of the Mondaine Swiss Railways watch that is making a point for a sustainable future but the strap too. The strap is made out of recycled PET bottles and comes in a trendy colour. It sits at a slim lug width of 16mm and can be easily fastened using a standard buckle. The Dial & Functions: An iconic design and a true classic. Developed in 1944 by the Swiss Federal Railways, the SBB, for their train stations, it was first launched by Mondaine in 1986 as a wristwatch. The design has stood the test of time and remained unchanged ever since.The simple and clear look indicates the influence of the Bauhaus style and reflects sustainability and clarity. The white dial is complemented by black indexes and hands, of which are powered by a quartz RONDA 513 movement. The second hand is in the shape and colour of a platform conductor’s paddle seen on Swiss railways to wave away the train. Moreover, the ever-present Mondaine logo can be seen at 12 o’clock. Key Features: RONDA 513 Quartz Movement 40mm Case Stainless Steel Brushed Case Pressed Case Back Regular Gasket Hardened Mineral Glass 30m Water Resistant Reycled Material Strap 20mm Lug Width Swiss Made The Family: Classic Mondaine’s Classic collection showcases the iconic, minimalist design of the Official Swiss Railways clock. Mondaine’s Classic wrist watches feature a stainless steel case, clean lines, and the distinctive red second hand. The Brand: Mondaine The history of Mondaine begins in 1944, with Hans Hilfiger a Swiss engineer, who was working for the Swiss Railways. He decided to design a clock that would synchronise the departure time for all of the trains coming and leaving. The result was a clock that was powered by a motor, which controls the clock allowing a complete rotation in 58.5 seconds. The hand would pause for 1.5 seconds and then jump forward to meet up with the minute hand. Mondaine enjoyed a period of success after releasing one of the first timepieces to display a digital time. However it was not until 1986 that the design of the SBB Railway clock began to feature on Mondaine’s wristwatches. After they obtained the necessary licenses they released the first station clock wristwatch. The famous white face accompanied by the bold red second hand and the black minute and hour hands would later become a timeless design used on not only wristwatches, but on pocket watches, alarm clocks, and even wall clocks. The love for the simple, timeless design of the Mondaine watch has been widespread, with the watch being sold in over forty countries and in thousands of sales outlets. The watch can also be found proudly hanging in famous museums, train stations, airports, and of course in the SBB Railway Station. Links: If you have any questions please click here Click here to join our facebook and Instagram !