Based in Cabinotiers district of Geneva, the watchmaking brand Y. Monnet, a specialist in the field of watchmaking decoration and the applied watchmaking arts, announces new pentagonal timepieces in its Mina collection.
The five-sided geometric figure of the pentagon remains unexplored in watchmaking territory, unlike the proliferation of hexagons, octagons or dodecagons traditionally present in the sector. The Mina collection, which has adopted a new rounded aesthetic, moulded by harmony and balance, is on display from 14 to 19 January at the SIWP independent watch exhibition (Swiss Independent Watch Pavilion).
Yvan Monnet, master watch decorator and designer, has taken the rounded pentagonal figure and made it as a part of the original identity of his eponymous brand. The result is Mina, a ladies’ collection structured around 2 limited editions. The first is composed of 25 pieces, each powered by a Swiss made mechanical calibre with manual winding, the second of 75 pieces, all fitted with movements with automatic winding.
Measuring 35 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 50 metres, the Mina ladies watch by Y. Monnet, boasts decorations that have been entirely developed and crafted on Geneva territory. It lends itself to many forms of personalisation.
The rounded pentagonal bezel thus welcomes all manner of settings with precious gems, while its architectural construction provides the perfect canvas for the applied arts found embellishing its dials. Furthermore, each model comes with two readily and ingeniously interchangeable straps.
Model: Mina ladies’ watch, 2 limited editions
Case and dial
Watchcases, dials, hands and crowns entirely developed and crafted in Geneva.
Watchcases (35 mm diameter); Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 ATM), finished and assembled by hand.
Movement visible through the back
Three dial variants: white lacquer, blue lacquer, cocoa satin-finish
Two straps: Strap no. 1 in calfskin leather, lizard skin or buffalo skin (alligator on request); Strap no. 2 in satin. Straps fitted with quickchange system (catch bar).
Manual winding ref 2101: Calibre Sellita SW210
Automatic winding ref 2301: Calibre Sellita SW300.