The Helvetica Watch


Mondaine, the official timekeeper of the Swiss Railway system, have produced a Helvetica watch collection inspired by the beautifully simple and iconic Swiss typeface.

This is the first watch to honor a font that is entwined in Switzerland’s identity; Helvetica is the Latin name for “Swiss”.

The Helvetica No.1 watch, will come in five different case sizes, and in three different typeface weights: Light, Regular and Bold. There is also a choice of case; brushed, polished or pvd gold or black plated steel, and a selection of different straps; leather, nylon and milanese.

Below: The No.1 Collection – Helvetica Bold design

The design is incredibly restrained but includes some interesting quirks such as the left-aligned type and date aperture positioning on the dial, and the shape of the strap lugs which are inspired by the shape of the Helvetica figure one.