Mondaine is today well known for its Railway themed watches that have been licensed from the Swiss Federal Railways since 1986, but their history goes back to 1951 where the Mondaine Watch Company was founded by former tailor Erwin Benheim in Zurich, Switzerland.
Here we have a classic 1960s Mondaine Vintage Diver style Chronograph with a 38mm stainless steel with tapering lugs that have a gentle curve for that comfortable fit on the wrist. Chronograph pushers and a large crown can be found on the right hand side. The 60-minute dive bezel is friction fitted for easy adjustment and sits proudly above the case. The domed acrylic crystal covers a gorgeous sunburst gray dial with an outer tachymeter, applied baton indexes with Radium lume down their centers. Broad fence hands with lume infill, the chronograph seconds hand has a lumed arrow point. Its 2 registers are silver with concentric circles and black numerals 45 minutes at 3 o'clock and continuous 60 seconds at 9 o'clock. On the back is a stainless steel screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound Landeron 248 17 Jewels 18,000 Beats per hour. Fitted on a 19mm grey quick release leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" meaning it comes with no original Mondaine box or original Mondaine paperwork. The watch comes paired on an aftermarket grey leather strap with quick release. The watch is from Circa. 1960s and therefore is a vintage watch and should be treated as such. The watch is overall in fantastic condition considering, with few very minimal signs of wear that you would be happy with on a watch that is a few years old, nevermind a watch of this age! The movement has been serviced and comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
I really believe this is the very best example of these "Diver Chronographs" from the 60s I have ever seen, I fear I may ever see! So believe me, this I will regret selling. I have never seen a grey dial like this, the way it plays with the light is truly stunning, it isn't silver as many would believe, it is a slate grey that blends to a subtle baby blue in certain lights. Someone just buy this already and ease my pain lol...
Movement : Manually Wound Landeron 248
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Case Size : 38mm
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12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty