|Mondaine Giant Special Watch Review|
This is the first review of a Mondaine watch on W&R. Mondaine is known for their ties to railways and easy to read clocks/watches. On every Mondaine dial there are three sets of three letters, SBB, CFF, and FFS. SBB is the short name for Swiss Federal Railways, Schweizerische Bundes Bahnen (German) Chemin de Fer Fédéraux Suisse (French) Ferrovie Federali Svizzere (Italian).
W&R chose this Giant Special (ref. A660.30328.14SBB) as it is a little more off the beaten track for Mondaine. The Giant Special is considered to be large in the Mondaine lineup, coming in at 42mm. This size in general, is more of the standard size for many mens watches trending these days. The dial on the Giant Special is nothing short of contrasting, legible, bold greatness. A jet black dial, with bright white indices set this watch off. Of course to round the watch dial is Mondaine's signature red seconds hand. The branding on the dial at the 12 o'clock is also blacked out, it is really hard not to love the simplicity of this dial.
|Side View Of Giant Special|
Pros - super clean dial, comfortable size
Consideration - mineral crystal, strap integration design, no date
Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42mm
Strap: Leather Strap
Lug Width: 22mm
Crystal: Mineral Crystal
Movement: Quartz Ronda 513
Power Reserve: Estimated battery life around 2 years
Water Resistant: 30M