A watch design originating from Swiss Railway Clocks
Origin & Evolution Of Mondaine Watches
The design of Mondaine watches has been heavily influenced by clocks which can be found in Swiss Railway stations. The style of clock became official for Swiss Railways in 1986 (although the design itself came about in 1944 by Hans Hilfiker).
The year 1988 saw the first addition of a women’s watch to the Mondaine collection. The company have steadily added new additions to their range on a yearly basis, including an addition for office desks in 1989.
In 2001 the Mondaine Evo watch was released. This model features a more modern case design which is accompanied by a domed mineral glass and magnification effect.
Other notable milestones in the companies time line include the addition of night vision to some of their watch models, a special 20th anniversary model in 2006 & a special hand wound, mechanical model in 2012 (known as the “vintage handwriter”).
In more recent years Mondaine has also joined the Smartwatch scene and introduced their PayChip technology, which allows contactless card payments using the watch.
In 2012 Apple’s popular iPad featured a system clock which resembled Mondaine’s trademark design. After some dispute Apple agreed to pay a sum in excess of £20 million dollars to continue using the licensed design on their products.
Mondaine Battery Replacements & Other Repairs
In-Time offer professional battery replacements and pressure testing, for most Mondaine watches. Batteries for watches can be replaced at your local branch, whilst you shop (or enjoy a free hot drink at participating stores).
We offer a range of other repair services for Mondaine watches, including: glass replacements, crown and stem replacements and servicing. Pop into your local branch today or post your watch into In-Time’s main workshop for a free quote.