Known for its iconic “Swiss railway clock” design that the watchmaker has licensed from Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) company around 26 years ago, the group has recently started selling yet another version of the legendary watch. Powered by a cheap, but dependable hand-wound movement, the new Mondaine Vintage is offered in a compact and slim stainless steel body and offers you all that you can expect from the brand: a simple and clear, easy to read design.
Being a great fan of the Bauhaus approach to industrial design, I always liked the beautiful in its simplicity layout of the famous Swiss Railway Clock and its numerous more compact reincarnations currently sold by the Swiss watchmaker Mondaine. Thanks to the guys from the U.S.-based WatchCo.com online retailer, I finally have a pleasure to review one of the recent additions to the growing family: the simple, yet elegant Mondaine Classic Big Date (Ref. A669.30008.11SBO) quartz ladies watch.