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Mondaine participates in the celebration of the Gotthard Base Tunnel opening

Mondaine participates in the celebration of the Gotthard Base Tunnel opening

Tuesday, 31. May 2016

On the weekend on 4 and 5 June, we celebrated the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the world’s longest railway tunnel – at Rynächt. Highlights of this event included a Mondaine Museum, featuring a retrospective collection of Mondaine watches, and a watchmaker who created customized Mondaine watches on the spot. Visitors got the chance to win many prizes, including tickets for the roundtrip through the new tunnel and saw the Mondaine Gottardo2016 Collection from up close.

Limited edition Mondaine Helvetica watch, designed by Erik Spiekermann

Limited edition Mondaine Helvetica watch, designed by Erik Spiekermann

Monday, 02. May 2016

Simple, precise and stylish – those are the watchwords for the classic timepieces produced by Zurich’s Mondaine watchmaker and beloved all over the world. The latest series harks back to Switzerland’s typography traditions and is called Helvetica™ after the classic typeface by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann. Mondaine has now produced a limited edition especially for the upcoming TYPO Berlin design conference organized by Monotype, with a dial designed by TYPO founder and host Erik Spiekermann.Only 40 TYPO Helvetica watches have been produced.

The Spiekermann Mondaine watch will not be available for purchase ... you have to earn it. You can do that by taking part in one of the 12 raffle drawings around the TYPO conference.

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Mondaine continues to innovate with new Near Field Communication (NFC) contactless payment technology

Mondaine continues to innovate with new Near Field Communication (NFC) contactless payment technology

Thursday, 18. February 2016

Mondaine continues to innovate with new Near Field Communication (NFC) contactless payment technology. A number of Mondaine watches will be imbued with a Mondaine PayChip™, designed to offer convenient and efficient transactions at contactless payment points. The Mondaine PayChip™, which is the same size as a phone SIM-card, will be invisibly secured within a specially-designed, patent pending part of the Mondaine watch strap on the 12 o’clock side, or inside a strap loop which can be fitted to most watches. The ‘handy’ positioning of the PayChip™ ensures that a simple flick of the wrist results in uncomplicated payments at NFC pay counters worldwide; freeing the wearer from unnecessary bulky bags or wallets.

Mondaine Sets Time Signal for Gotthard Base Tunnel Opening

Mondaine Sets Time Signal for Gotthard Base Tunnel Opening

Friday, 06. November 2015

1st June 2016 will mark the grand opening of the world's longest railway tunnel in Switzerland, The Gotthard Base Tunnel, providing the New Rail Link through the Alps [NRLA] over 57 kilometers. Mondaine will celebrate its role as the official partner of the project setting the signal time for all rail transportation operating through the tunnel from December 2016 onwards.

The Swiss watchmaker Mondaine has been announced as the official timekeeper and main partner of the project. "We are very proud of our partnership with such a world record breaking project. The tunnel is characterised in particular by innovation and high craftsmanship – qualities to which we also attach great importance in our watches," commented the owners of Mondaine Watch Ltd., Ronnie and André Bernheim.

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Mondaine goes Smart

Mondaine goes Smart

Monday, 10. August 2015

Iconic watch brand Mondaine, famous for probably the most recognisable watch dial in the world, has once again surprised and impressed us all with the launch of its first smartwatch, the Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smart.

By focusing on what really matters – the simple unity of timeless Swiss design with innovation, craftmansship and functionality –Mondaine has boldly combined technology with horology to create an unique timepiece for the modern age.

First ever Swiss-made smartwatch launched by iconic watch brand Mondaine

First ever Swiss-made smartwatch launched by iconic watch brand Mondaine

Friday, 27. February 2015

Ever since its launch of the Mondaine/SBB Swiss Railways watch in 1986, Mondaine has been synonymous with Switzerland and, by extension, Swiss watchmaking. Its use of such iconic emblems, such as its SBB Swiss railway clock and the Helvetica® font, has meant it is inextricably linked to this Alpine country and that most Swiss of pursuits.

Now Mondaine has launched a watch that proudly references its past, while simultaneously taking a bold step into its future. The Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart will be its first-ever smartwatch.

Mondaine Helvetica Press Event in New York

Mondaine Helvetica Press Event in New York

Wednesday, 19. November 2014

Mondaine Helvetica No1 was successfully presented to the New York press on November 19th 2014.

Have a look at New York Time's article.

Mondaine Helvetica Press Event in Zurich

Mondaine Helvetica Press Event in Zurich

Thursday, 09. October 2014

On October 9th, 2014 - Mondaine Helvetica No1 was successfully presented to the Swiss press.

Photo 14

Photo 14

Friday, 10. January 2014

Mondaine presents for the first time the black Mondaine/SBB wristwatch with the 2-second pause at the photo exhbition PHOTO 14 in Zurich/Switzerland.

Read more: www.photo14.ch

Mondaine window in Taiwan

Mondaine window in Taiwan

Sunday, 10. March 2013

Remarkable Mondaine window at the Writek store in Taipei.

So sweet Zerland

So sweet Zerland

Sunday, 01. August 2010

A fancy book featuring characteristic Swiss products - from candies to cheese, from bags to hightech, from chocolate to Mondaine.

Mondaine Page (French)  

Swissness Book

Swissness Book

Thursday, 10. September 2009

What makes "Swiss Made" so special? So sexy, that "Swissness" is constantly causing a stir, and not just in Switzerland. This book presents 43 design accomplishments of Swiss origin, including Mondaine.

Have a lock at the Mondaine pages  

Cult Watches

Cult Watches

Monday, 23. February 2009

"The Worlds Enduring Classics" by Michael Balfour. Watch-Industry expert Michael Balfour covers the range of cult-watches in an informative book.

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The only place to meet

The only place to meet

Friday, 10. June 1994

When friends or travellers are looking for an easy central meeting area in Zurich, Switzerland's biggest city, the most popular choice is the Mondaine Railway Station Meeting Point at the main station. A four-meter high Swiss Railways Clock by Mondaine, visible from every direction in the station's light and airy glass-domed central hall, towers over the Meeting Point.

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