MONDAINE SBB CLASSIC WATCH – A Splash Of Colour

Mondaine SBB Classic Watch In Cerise Red Review

As you know, I love watches, so when I got the opportunity to work with Mondaine, I jumped at the chance. For those of you not familiar with the brand, they’re a brand that unifies timeless Swiss design with function, form and invention for today, tomorrow and always. They have been in the business over 50 years after being founded in the 1950’s. They decided the concept of using the iconic Swiss Railways Clock as an original timepiece for the wrist was a unique idea, which I think it is, and Mondaine now keep things simple, genuine and in time with the modern world, all while having that iconic face that everyone recognises.

It’s always a pleasure to collaborate with a brand that has such heritage and status, so I’m excited to share with you one of their brand new designs, the Mondaine SBB Classic. This gorgeous timepiece is part of the new collection that involves a splash of colour as they have released 3 watches in red, yellow, and blue, featuring their recognisable dial. Mondaine came up with this unique concept by using their classic collection and updating this definitive design with a bold pop of colour.

The idea behind this was to inject a true sense of joy to the range, which I think they have captured perfectly. The shades of cerise, sky blue and canary yellow are ideal for making a statement, especially since the straps have a quirky hole pattern on them, blending in the fastener holes, coupled with the tone-on-tone genuine leather stitching. It’s seamless! Each of these watches features a matt brushed case and silver dial, nickel polished hour markers, hands, and logo, plus it’s water resistant up to 30M. The hands even glow in the dark to ensure you can always tell the time! How cool is that?

I’ve obviously chosen the Mondaine SBB Classic Watch in Cerise Red here in size 40mm as I think it’s suited to my style. I love a statement piece! I do like smaller watches, but 30mm was just a bit too small for my wrist, so I’ve chosen the larger timepiece and I love it. It was hard narrowing down my selection, but I am glad I went for this one as I love that the second hand matches the strap. Since this watch is so bright and cheerful, I decided to take my photos in a similar way, using bold and bright shades to colour block and complement it, like you can see in the flat lays. I’m always drawn to primary colours! However for the outfit, I’ve shown a mixture of how it can go with other bold shades (like this outfit) or it can also be dressed up as you can see, letting your wrist do the talking.

This Mondaine SBB Classic Watch retails for Β£179 and given the quality, I think that’s actually a great price as it’s on par with a lot of wonderful watch retailers, and cheaper than some too, so if you love bold, statement watches and you’re drawn to colour like I am, you should definitely check out this new collection from Mondaine! I’m intrigued to know, which is your favourite? The red, yellow, or blue? Comment your answer below and tell me what you think of it! Lorna xx.

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    • Lorna
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      July 31, 2018 / 10:52 am

      It’s really cool, isn’t it?

  1. Michael
    July 30, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    Oooh…! Spectacular

    • Lorna
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 10:52 am

      Thank you!

    • Lorna
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 10:51 am

      Thank you so much! Glad you like it!

  2. July 31, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Oh, very nice. I like, as you expect, the simplicity of the design of these. I especially like the slightly chunky but still elegant look of the hands. I think you’re right that the red one is the best option for you (and it certainly goes nicely with that red top and black jeans outfit) but I think I actually like the yellow the best of the three.

    It’s nice to see that watch designers are not (I hope!) losing heart too much with the rise of the mobile phone as many people’s primary way to tell the time and are still creating beautiful watches for those who want them. πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
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      July 31, 2018 / 10:51 am

      When I started to read your comment, I wondered if you would like the yellow one the most! And I was right πŸ˜€ I think watches will still remain a classic, they’re a symbol of status, especially if you have a Swiss one, so I think that’s why people still love them. They’re a great fashion accessory too. It’s probably easier for guys to use their phone for the time, but for a girl, she’s gotta go in her handbag and find it first, so it’s easier to look at the wrist, ha ha.

      • July 31, 2018 / 3:47 pm

        I’ve been commenting here so long now that you already know what I’ll say before I say it. πŸ˜‰ LOL πŸ˜€

        It’s still easier for me to use a watch too… not least because I just have never got into the habit of taking my phone everywhere with me. πŸ˜€

        • Lorna
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          July 31, 2018 / 4:30 pm

          I reckon I could get a quiz right, ha ha πŸ˜€

          • August 1, 2018 / 6:43 am

            Don’t tempt me to test that… πŸ˜‰ LOL

            • Lorna
              Author
              August 1, 2018 / 10:15 am

              Ha ha πŸ˜€

  3. July 31, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    Amazing watch look good in your hand dear.

    • Lorna
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you!

  4. July 31, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    That is such a beautiful watch! I love the fun red strap, it’s such a perfect little touch of colour for an outfit (and looks great with your polka dot top!)

    Hope you are having a good start to your week! πŸ™‚ I have a quieter week planned after it was so busy last week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Lorna
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      July 31, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Mica! Glad you like it! πŸ˜€

    • Lorna
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you!

    • Lorna
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      Glad you think so!

    • Lorna
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      Glad you love it too!

  5. August 1, 2018 / 12:12 am

    Such a beautiful and elegant watch! I love it. πŸ˜€

    • Lorna
      Author
      August 1, 2018 / 1:09 am

      I’m glad πŸ™‚

  6. August 1, 2018 / 1:51 am

    I’m loving that watch! The red is the perfect pop of color to add to so many outfits, which I love how you’ve done with both outfits. Thanks for sharing, girlie!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

    • Lorna
      Author
      August 1, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Thank you so much! So glad you like it!

    • Lorna
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      Thanks, Jess!

    • Lorna
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      Glad you like it πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 1:07 pm

      It really is!

  7. August 3, 2018 / 7:15 am

    Amazing watch in your hand.

    • Lorna
      Author
      August 5, 2018 / 12:06 am

      Thank you!

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