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"
"Toi qui me vois mondaine." Poesie, mondanite, et ecriture des femmes: Les tentations de Simone Routier.(The Temptations by poet Simone Routier)(Book Review)
Sep 22, 2004; De tous les masques sous lesquels les ecrivains se presentent a leurs lecteurs, celui du mondain est sans doute un des moins...