Self-winding mechanical watches are synonymous with traditional fine timepieces. As this trend continues to grow, for many watch connoisseurs only a mechanical watch is considered to be a true watch. For several years, they have defined and dominated a major trend in the watch industry. Mondaine, the iconic Swiss watch brand, has picked up on this trend and is pleased to introduce the Mondaine / SBB Classic Automatic in two sizes—the 33mm version for a smaller wrist and the 40mm version for a larger face.
The new Mondaine / SBB Classic Automatic timepiece is a class design with a mechanical heart. This scratch resistant and anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal allows a clear view of the dial. If the timepiece is turned upside down, the transparent case back (also made from sapphire crystal) shows the mechanical movement with rotating wheels, springs and screws. The matte stainless steel case underlines the simplicity of the straight style. Standout features of the Mondaine / SBB Classic Automatic watch includes a day-date indicator on the 40 mm version and a date for the 33 mm version.
Invisible when on the wrist, the sleek red lining of the band is the perfect reflection of Mondaine’s signature red second hand. This red hot timepiece gives Mondaine’s community of connoisseurs and faithful fans an exquisite yet subtle twist on an iconic classic and enviable addition to their collection—a true red lining.
These styles are evidence of a class Swiss Made quality and are available beginning June 2014 at authorized, professional watch dealers; accompanies by a two-year warranty and backed by the Mondaine International Service Network (MISO). Suggested retail price is $995.
Mondaine Watch Ltd is the creator of the Official Swiss Railways Watch collection, licensed by the Swiss Railways SBB and launched just over 25 years ago. It represents the consumers’ version of the Swiss Railways Clock. In Switzerland, 3,000 of these famous Swiss clocks have indicated the precise time at all Swiss train stations for more than 60 years.
Movement: Swiss Made Automatic movement (Selitta)
Case: Stainless steel mat brushed finish
Crystal: Anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal
Case Back: Stainless steel/see through sapphire crystal
Strap: Black leather strap with red lining, red leather strap
ATM: 3 ATM (30m/100feet)
Diameter: 40 mm or 33 mm
Origin: Swiss Made
Reference number: A128.30008.16SBB (33 mm, black leather strap with red lining); A128.30008.16SBC (33 mm, red leather strap); A132.30359.16SBB (40 mm, black leather strap with red lining)
Available from: Tourneau