Brummell Briefing: Mondaine

Mondaine's pioneering new watch, essence, is as green as it is stylish

Watches & Jewellery 11 Apr 2018

essence in 32mm black, £149;

Mondaine is best known for its distinctive watches based on Hans Hilfiker’s iconic 1944 design of the Official Swiss Railways Clock. With its latest release, essence, the watchmaker is proving it still resonates in the modern age with a pioneering timepiece that combines a clean aesthetic with green credentials.

Its planet-friendly qualities include the use of renewable materials such as ricinus (caster oil) for the strap, and it comes beautifully packaged in a reusable soft felt pouch made from recycled PET bottles.

Available in a choice of two diameters – 41 and 32mm – and either a classic white dial or contemporary black version, as seen here, rest assured that by picking this timepiece not only will you be looking good, you’ll be doing good too.

essence in 32mm black, £149;