Always on the lookout for different models and brands from what I consider non-mainstream and here is one I particularly like – the Mondia Grande Montre Automatic Chronograph.
This model like many in the Mondia range has a touch of Italian style which I’ve usually found to be rather attractive and yes – stylish. The watch has a 25 jewel Swiss Valjoux 7750 automatic movement with a 30 minute elapsed time sub-dial @12 and a 12 hour elapsed time sub-dial @6 plus a Date aperture also @6 within the sub-dial.
The case is 316L Stainless Steel with 5ATM Water Resistance plus an Anti-scratch resistant mineral crystal. The dimensions are 40mm wide, 45mm lug to lug and 13mm depth. The black outlined hands are luminous infilled, there is a black centre seconds sweep hand and the dial has neat blue markers, the combination of which gives the dial great clarity. I also like the fact that the push buttons are oval and not those sticky out things that seem so old fashioned.
In essence it is a very stylish model, practical and yet dressy and one that I certainly would have no trouble wearing myself. The price is maybe upper mid range for me but at around £795 UK it seems to give good value and being off mainstream, your friends might be that little bit envious.
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