Mondaine now supports NFC contactless payment Barclaycard bPay loop

Mondaine bPay Loop

Mondaine earlier this year unveiled its Mondaine PayChip smart strap. It holds an NFC chipset that allows users to make payments by simply tapping their watch to an NFC-enabled terminal. Mondaine’s first partner was Switzerland’s Cembra Money Bank AG. A second partnership, this one with Barclays Bank, has now brought similar contactless payment capabilities to the UK. The Mondaine SBB collection sold in the UK will now […]

The smartwatches coming to Baselworld 2016


Wearables have established themselves as some of the most popular devices at both the Consumer Electronics Show and Mobile World Congress. Wearables, and smartwatches in particular, may now be looking to do the same at Baselworld, one of the foremost events for watches and jewelry. A search through the list of exhibitors reveals that a number of companies are bringing smartwatches to […]

Mondaine PayChip to enable NFC payments on upcoming watches

Mondaine PayChip

When Mondaine unveiled the Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart last year, it called it the first Swiss-made smartwatch. The Swiss luxury watchmaker is now moving further into the world of smart watches with the announcement that it will add NFC contactless payment technology to some of its watches, including the Helvetica No 1 Smart. The Mondaine PayChip will allow users to make a payment simply […]

Pre-order your Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart

Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart

Mondaine unveiled the Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart, its first smartwatch, back in February. Billed as the “first Swiss-made smartwatch,” it is now available for pre-order directly from Mondaine in both Canada and the U.S. This first edition is limited to 1957 watches as a nod to the year Helvetica was created. This limited edition version features a number of touches not found […]

Mondaine unveils Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart, first Swiss-made smartwatch

Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart

Mondaine, a Swiss watchmaker perhaps best known for its Mondaine/SBB Swiss Railways watch, today announced its first smartwatch. The Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart is billed as a “watch that proudly references its past, while simultaneously taking a bold step into its future” as well as being the first Swiss-made smartwatch. Unlike most smartwatches currently available it focuses solely on […]