We are very pleased to introduce Helvetica, the new collection from Mondaine. This famous font was developed by the Hass Type Foundry in Switzerland in 1957. The collection even includes watches in Light, Regular and Bold and features sapphire crystals as well as Swiss quartz movements.
We think they’d make a fine gift for anyone with an interest in design.
We will be closed on Thursday for the holiday, but are holding our regular hours Wednesday, Friday, and the rest of the weekend.
Not only is this Seiko Limited Edition watch solar-powered, but inside it are all the time zones portrayed on its much older counterpart in the background. The new chronograph is actually smaller than the original Astron GPS release, and much more likely to fit beneath a shirt cuff without a fight. We have four different models, including this Limited Edition (we had five, but to some they are irresistible).
Please stop by to see them if you’re in the market for a new travel watch, or if you’re just curious to see how much technology has changed in the past 70 years.
Those sensitive to the phases of the moon will enjoy this new offering from AB Art, in their KLD series, that includes a moon phase indication and is available in white, blue and black.
Also added to our collection is their new W-Series, a sportier 10ATM water resistant watch that maintains their tradition of clean, modern design.
KLD with moon phase at $375, W-Series at $395. Of course, we have also refreshed our regular offering.
Inspired by the clocks for the Swiss Railways designed by Hans Hilfiker in 1944, the Mondaine stop2go is a unique watch that celebrates the traditions of Swiss precision and punctuality.
The second hand, shaped like the signalling discs used by rail traffic controllers, travels around the face in only 58 seconds, pausing for 2 seconds at 12 o’clock. The synchronization of the original Swiss Railway clocks down to the beginning of every minute brought world-wide renown to the SBB.
The watch, at an MSRP of $675-725, combines form and function. The solid stainless steel case is more industrial than minimal. The dial, not without humor, is legible from a distance far greater than what exists between a person’s wrist and their eyes. Purchase a stop2go from us and receive The station clock: A design legend from Switzerland, a book that discusses the legacy that began as soon as the second hand on the Swiss Railway clock first stopped.
See the watch in this short video from Mondaine.
Summer is the time for travel and perhaps you could use a dual time zone watch – just to be sure you’re not sending messages to friends back home at an impolite hour.
This piece by Swiss manufacturer Pierre Laurent has a quartz ETA movement, 37mm case diameter, big date at 12 o’clock, sapphire crystal, 50 meters of water resistance and a black calf leather strap with a stainless steel deployment clasp. MSRP $695. Available with a black or silver dial.
If this sleek piece is too dainty for you, let us show you our selection of Seiko Astron GPS watches.
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