In 1944 A Swiss engineer and designer working for Swiss Federal Railways created a design icon; The Swiss Railways Clock.
65 years later, the designs are still instantly recognisable to travellers in the alpine nation. As well as their position on nearly 3000 railway platforms they are now found on the arms of millions of people throughout the world as since 1986 watchmaker Mondaine has been offering the classic dial layout on its range of watches.
Mondaine: The Official Swiss Railway Watch
The Mondaine Swiss Railway Watch design is seen as exuding the Swiss national character and is regarded as such a classic design that it has been featured on the 85 Centime stamp in 2004 and was included in a book of items of notable ‘Swiss-ness’ published in 2010.
Today, the officially licensed Mondaine Swiss Railway Watch is considered to be amongst the ten classic Swiss watch designs. The design is plain, clean and distinct and offers superb legibility featuring a white face and red hands. The Mondaine Swiss Railway Watch is aimed at those seeking a classically beautiful but functional watch, it is seen to represent affordable luxury in all of the 30 countries where the watches are currently distributed. The target market stretches beyond those interested in rail travel to anyone who appreciates quality design and craftsmanship.