Timeless, simple and iconic.
Ingenuity and simplicity are the elements which often distinguish an attractive piece of design from a truly iconic design classic. At Mondaine we focus on what really matters, uniting distinguished and timeless Swiss design with innovation, high craftsmanship and functionality providing a lifetime of reliability.
Who else but a Swiss engineer would design an ingenious clock that ensured train punctuality and would become a visible concept to everyone in Switzerland and abroad? A timepiece that ticks off a minute in only 58 seconds at first baffled people and continues to charm them today, but this unique feature of the Swiss Railway Clock has ensured smooth and absolutely precise departures of Swiss trains on the full minute for the last 70 years.
Easily one of the most recognizable watch dials in the world, Mondaine SBB watches are styled after the classic railway clocks found all over Switzerland.
In fact more than 3,000 original clocks still grace Swiss train stations. (It was in 1944 that Hans Hilfiker, engineer, designer and employee of the Federal Swiss Railways, created an easily readable clock that fast became the Official Swiss Railways Clock.) The iconic look has been the blueprint for Mondaine's watches since 1986.