TIME MATTERS. PROTECT WHAT YOU LOVE.
Mondaine makes eco-friendly look even more desirable with its striking new collection. You still have the classic Official Swiss Railways Clock dial, with its now-iconic red-dot seconds hands, bold indices and hands that have not changed since 1944, but now it comes on textile straps in on-trend pastel shades and with a case in tan-complementing white.
With the launch of essence, Mondaine has blended Swiss watchmaking heritage and design with a forward thinking commitment to our planet’s future. With this new strap collection, it has also embraced the world of fashion Style and sustainability – with Mondaine you don’t have to choose.
MEET THE ESSENCE WHITE COLLECTION
The essence comes in two case sizes – a delicate 32 mm or the more robust 41 mm – and all watches come with a gorgeously tactile soft grey marl pouch. Made from recycled PET bottles, it makes for a chic phone cover when not protecting your precious Mondaine. The straps are made from a high-quality woven wool textile and have a natural cork lining. They also feature Mondaine’s new easy-change system.
Wonder tree oil– the watch case
This oil is cultivated from the seeds of the tropical “wonder tree” (ricinus communis) a kind of wolfs milfoil. The castor plant is mainly grown by small farmers in the tropics and subtropics. Its use also helps to strengthen the social sustainability of production. The castor seed itself is not edible. The oil is extracted from the seeds by a mechanical pressing process. The castor oil obtained is further processed in granulate form and processed as an organic plastic in the case of the essence watch. Castor oil is increasingly becoming an important organic based raw material in the cosmetic and medical industry and is sustainable and eco-friendly.
Natural Cork – the strap lining
Cork: 100% natural plant tissue, an amazing environmental product. The Oak tree is never tailed and it needs 25 years for the first bark to be collected. That means each strap is unique and it would take 9 years to have two identical corks. It also maintains a cool temperature and will never make your wrist feel sweaty.
By the way, the strap is also interchangeable, we have it in 3 different colors.
Recycled PET bottles – the packaging
Housed in a thoughtfully crafted soft grey highly tactile pouch, that has other uses beyond a cover for the watch, such as protection for a mobile phone; the eco-packaging made out of recycled PET bottles is the perfect partner to the essence’s eco-conscious craftsmanship.