Mondaine Giant Backlight. As iconic as the Official Swiss Railways design has become, with its characteristic hands and the highly visible bold hour and minute markers creating a distinctive, strong picture that is perceived worldwide as a timeless Swiss classic, Mondaine is proud to announce a new dimension to its formative design codes. Noticing that in the dark, the time of the distinctive dial could not be read, Mondaine began to seek a solution and as ever with Mondaine, the one it found was brilliant in its simplicity; to add luminous paint to the back side of the watch hands. During daytime, the white dial reflects the light and charges the luminous foil attached to the back side of the hands. During the night, the luminous foil releases the light again, (the longevity of this light is dependent on how well the luminous paint is charged in daylight). The light is then reflected by the dial, releasing a shadow around the hands to make time easy to read. The outcome is that of a continual charge: the light, which the coated luminous (Superluminova) back side of the hands releases in the dark, is reflected onto the white dial, the light from the dial is reflected back to the luminous foil on the back side of the hands, continuously recharging the luminous material, creating a kind of perpetual glow.
- Case material Stainless steel polished
- Case back Pressed caseback
- Glass Hardened mineral crystal
- Case height in mm 9.5
- Function Time
- Main Band Colour Red
- Main Dial Colour White
- Movement (Technology) Quartz
- Origin Swiss Made
- Size of Case Diameter in mm 35
- Strap Bracelet Finishing Polished
- Strap / bracelet Genuine leather
- Water-resistance (m/ft/atm) 30 / 100 / 3
- Width of strap in mm 18
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