March 1, 2023
March 2023 is finally here, and with warmer weather on its way for much of the world it’s the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and show off a new timepiece. Our aBlogtoWatch team is here to help, and we’ve partnered with Mondaine to offer a chronograph that combines the brand’s trademark Swiss railroad clock-inspired dial with a chronograph complication and an all-new case design for Mondaine. Our winning commenter will receive the stylish and versatile Mondaine Grand Cushion chronograph, which takes the classic Mondaine look in a sportier direction without sacrificing any of the clean, minimal design that made the brand famous.
At 41mm-wide, the 316L stainless steel cushion case of the Mondaine Grand Cushion chronograph should cut a balanced, athletic figure on the wrist. The rounded-square cushion shape is an all-new silhouette for Mondaine, but with its clean lines and bright, fully polished finishing, it still recognizably carries the brand’s visual DNA. A set of prominent piston pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock should make operating the chronograph easy and satisfying, and Mondaine completes the case with a compact signed pillbox crown.
Mondaine finishes the dial of this Grand Cushion chronograph in handsome Deep Ocean Blue sunburst, featuring a rich and oceanic hue with nuanced green undertones. The trio of subdials also brings a more complex, intricate look to the classic Mondaine layout, but beyond these elements the brand maintains the same handsome, ultra-legible dial concept that has become synonymous with the company. With its extra-bold printed indices, broad luminous baton hands, and the instantly recognizable red lollipop seconds hand, this is a dial that can be read at an instant even across a room, while the Swiss railway emblem beneath the 12 o’clock Mondaine badge ties this design back into the railway clocks that made the brand famous.
To complete the watch, Mondaine pairs the Grand Cushion chronograph with a rugged navy blue textile strap made from recycled PET plastic bottles. This is a timeless, sporty option that plays attractively against the dial color. In addition, Mondaine includes a stainless steel Milanese mesh bracelet, offering wearers a brighter, more refined stylistic option. The Mondaine Grand Cushion chronograph will be available through authorized dealers on May 24, 2023, and the watch carries an MSRP of $595 USD.
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Good luck, and thanks to Mondaine, sponsor of the Mondaine Grand Cushion chronograph watch giveaway on aBlogtoWatch!