Ingenuity and simplicity are the elements which often distinguish an attractive piece of design from a truly iconic design classic. For more than 60 years, we have followed a simple idea: form and function in perfect harmony. 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.
The station clock used by the SBB, the Swiss Federal Railways is a legendary piece of Swiss design. It tells the time at almost every station in Switzerland. In 1944, Hans Hilfiker, a Swiss Engineer and Designer and employee of the Federal Swiss Railways, created a clock, which has become known as the «Official Swiss Railways Clock». 1986 it made the leap from the station platform to the wrist.
Mondaine Helvetica is discreet, in a tempered recognizable form. The date aperture is slightly off its traditional central axis position to fit in with the typography of the dial. The Helvetica number «1» with its famous curved crossbar has been used as model for the lugs.
Helvetica 1 Smartwatch
Mondaine has launched a watch that proudly references its past, while simultaneously taking a bold step into its future. The Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch is it’s first-ever smartwatch. Inside this watch is the latest in smart technology focused on monitoring activity and sleep, featuring Motion activity tracking.