Most Mondaine watches are heavily influenced by classical railway station clocks, and according to the Mondaine web site, Mondaine is the official Swiss railways watch. The design was originated in the1944 by the Swiss Railway Engineer Hans Hilfiger (1901-1993). The Wristwatch version was released by Mondaine in 1986.
Mondaine also offers a certain number of models inspired by modern art.
Mondaine also means "fashionable lady"