MONA (Montres Originales Nardon et Ardilouze)

MONA is a contemporary watch brand from France. They are specialised in exceptional, minimalistic hand assembled timepieces created using noble materials and genuine parts and honour the rich traditions of centuries old French watchmaking industry.  Originated from French soil and inspired from contemporary design, every timepiece from MONA is assembled by experienced hands in their workshop in France.

MONA is the acronym of Montres Originales Nardon et Ardilouze. The Team MONA belongs to the new generation watchmakers whose mission is to reinstate watch-making in France by reclaiming centuries old tradition and savoir-faire. From the first draft on paper to the final assembled part, MONA pays thorough attention to each every step of the manufacturing of watches.

Each part of MONA watches comes from reputed European manufacturers. Particular attention pays to the details and the finishing touches of every timepiece. All MONA watches are conceived and assembled in unison, by the designer and watch-maker.

Currently MONA offers two collections – HMS and HMS date. The timepieces from both collections share many common features such as polished stainless steel case, screwed down crown, steel hands and narrow bezel. A notable feature of these timepieces is their minimalistic and highly legible design.

With their steel cases made in France, these solid timepieces feature a narrow bezel which provides a clear view of the dial. Its hands were meticulously hand-painted and its strap draws a solid line between skin and metal with its raw but organic aspect. The Paris-style diamond knurling on the case is a hint to high-brow watch-watching and to cult objects such as Dupont lighters.

The movement is Swiss made ETA 956.402 for HMS versions and ETA 956.412 for HMS date versions. Thanks to their unisex appeal, these timepieces can also be worn by ladies who like over size watches.

These timepieces are supplied with high quality, soft and breathable straps. These straps are easy to remove without damaging the case thanks to their lever bars.

Collection HMS
The HMS Series is composed of four models created for men – HMS Icone, HMS Terra, HMS Villa and HMS Nova. The Icone is the very first model designed by MONA. HMS Terra is more discrete and more radical. The HMS Villa has a blue dial inspired from the villa houses on the French Atlantic coast. HMS Nova boasts an ivory-coloured dial that suggests a taste for fine things.

MONA HMS Icone

Technical details
Polished steel case – Ø 40 mm | thk 8,20
Steel screw-down crown
Mineral glass crystal – Ø 36 mm
Swiss movement – ETA 956.402 | 7 rubies
Water Resistant – 165 feet
Price: 290 €

HMS Icone
White Arabic dial and Steel hands
Unisex Cashmere Gold leather strap –Presto bar 20 mm
Satin coat steel buckle

HMS Terra
White Arabic dial and Steel hands
Unisex Cashmere Gold leather strap –Presto bar 20 mm
Satin coat steel buckle

HMS Villa
Pale azure Arabic dial and Steel hands
Unisex Liberty leather strap – Presto bar 20 mm
Satin coat steel buckle

HMS Nova
Ivory-colored Arabic dial and Steel hands
Unisex Assolutamente Gold leather strap – Presto bar 20 mm
Satin coat steel buckle

Collection HMS Date
This collection comprises four models – HMS Date Supericone, HMS Date Superterra, HMS Date Supervilla and HMS Date Supernova – representing the upgraded versions of models from the HMS Collection. These timepieces boast an additional date function at 3’ o clock. These models come in 40mm polished stainless steel case which houses Swiss made ETA 956.412 movement. Suggested retail price is 360 €.

MONA HMS Date Supervilla

Technical details
Polished steel case – Ø 40 mm
Thickness: 8,20mm
Steel screw-down crown
Mineral glass crystal – Ø 36 mm
Swiss movement: ETA 956.412 | 7 rubies
Water Resistant: 165 feet
Price: 360 €

HMS Date Supericone
White Arabic dial and Steel hands
Unisex Liberty leather strap/Presto bar 20 mm/ Satin coat steel buckle

HMS Date Superterra
White Arabic dial and Steel hands
Unisex Cashmere Gold leather strap –Presto bar 20 mm
Earth-toned PVD Satin coat steel buckle

HMS Date Supervilla
Earth-toned Arabic dial and Steel hands
Unisex Assolutamente Gold leather strap – Presto bar 20 mm
Satin coat steel buckle

HMS Date Supernova
Ivory-colored Arabic dial and Steel hands
Unisex Assolutamente Gold leather strap – Presto bar 20 mm
Satin coat steel buckle

Straps

  • Cashmere Gold: The Cashmere Gold Strap is made from Italian veal leather and it is lined with a fine Aloevera-treated leather lining. It is highly resistant to water and sweat.
  • Assolutamente Gold: The Assolutamente Gold Strap is a robust strap made from Tuscan veal leather. This leather was hand-selected near Florence according to traditional methods. It’s absolutely natural surface displays a superb organic structure of darker and lighter tones. Its elegant and rustic style will grow while acquiring its own patina.
Assolutamente Gold Strap
  •  Liberty: The Liberty Strap is made from a single piece of leather following the traditional methods of hand-made saddlery. Additionally, it is treated with natural and vegetal tannins.

 

  • Assolutamente Moutarde: the Assolutamente Moutarde Strap is a robust strap made from Tuscan veal leather. Its leather was hand-selected near Florence according to traditional methods. It’s absolutely natural surface displays a superb organic structure of darker and lighter tones. Its elegant and rustic style will grow while acquiring its own patina.
Assolutamente Moutarde Strap

Contact details
MONA
37 rue lavoisier
33700 Mérignac
France
Website: www.monawatches.com

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