Mondaine brings you essence
A truly natural design classic
The watch case
Material based on eco-friendly sources - renewable materials including Rizinus (castor oil)
Based on natural rubber that is very durable and comfortable to wear.
The packaging is a multi-purpose pouch, made from recycled PET bottles
Natural raw material
Rizinus (castor) is a natural product, cultivated from the seeds of the tropical “wonder tree” (ricinus communis) a kind of wolfs milfoil. The oil is extracted from the seeds by a mechanical pressing process. The castor oil obtained is further processed in granulate form and processed as a bio-plastic in the case of the essence watch.
Rizinus in watch manufacturing
The material is supplied by BASF, is used, for the first time in the watch industry. Castor oil is increasingly becoming an important bio based raw material and is sustainable and eco-friendly.
The watch strap material is made of 38 % natural rubber which is a very durable and highly comfortable material. The strap material is made from additive-free natural rubber, in keeping with the Mondaine SBB essence concept. Due to its natural nature, it is possible that the black colour could fade-off or leave marks when in contact with moisture.