November 1, 2021
November 2021 is here at last, and as the world approaches the busy travel season ahead of the holidays there’s never been a better time for a travel-ready timepiece. While many of us won’t be taking our holiday season trips by rail, the aBlogtoWatch team is offering up a classic Mondaine watch that pays tribute to the clocks that have kept Swiss train passengers on time for decades. One lucky winner will receive a Mondaine Evo2 Automatic watch with a clean and iconic dial design, a timelessly minimal case, and reliable automatic power for easy-to-read elegance no matter where your travels take you.
The 40mm stainless steel case of the Mondaine Evo2 Automatic is functional and effortlessly stylish in its design, with simple straight lugs and a narrow bezel that keeps as much focus as possible on the dial. The soft, continuous rounded curve of the case sides gives these simple designs a warmer, more sumptuous feel on the wrist, while the crown adds a touch of visual flair with a classic red Mondaine “M” emblem. The sapphire display caseback showcases the intricate automatic movement within, affording wearers a glance at the beating mechanical heart of this classic design.
Steeped in the aesthetic traditions of the Bauhaus and paying tribute to Swiss railway tradition, the dial of the Mondaine Evo2 Automatic is nothing short of an international design icon. Its bold squared-off indices and matching wide black hands are designed for maximum legibility and contrast against the clean matte white background of the dial, while the bright red “lollipop” seconds hand adds a playful burst of color. In keeping with the minimal philosophy and the focus on legibility, dial text is limited to Mondaine’s signature and the Swiss federal railway system’s SBB logo at 12 o’clock, along with balancing “Automatic” text at 6 o’clock. At 3 o’clock, Mondaine adds a date window to this minimalist layout for even more daily usability.
Mondaine powers the Evo2 Automatic with a reliable and refined Swiss Sellita SW200 automatic movement, featuring a stylish SBB railway emblem across the winding rotor. The watch is available with the winner’s choice of one of three straps – a classic black leather strap, an elegant and eye-catching red leather strap, or a bright and luxurious Milanese mesh bracelet in polished stainless steel. MSRP for the Mondaine Evo2 Automatic is $665 to $720, depending on strap options.
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Good luck, and thanks to Mondaine, sponsor of the Mondaine Evo2 Automatic watch giveaway on aBlogtoWatch!