Helvetica strap NY edition

£32.00

Helvetica strap NY edition.  Genuine replacement Helvetica watch strap with Mondaine embossed on the strap and/or buckle. This is a limited edition NY Subway edition with the colours matching the lines.  It will fit other watches as long as they accept the relevant width.  Check out how to fit it yourself on this page with a video to assist.

These straps were originally fitted to models L2222 and B1221.

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Description

Helvetica strap NY edition.  Helvetica is a neo-grotesque or realist design. It was influenced by the famous 19th century typeface Akzidenz-Grotesk and other German and Swiss designs. Its use became a hallmark of the International Typographic Style that emerged from the work of Swiss designers in the 1950s and 60s. It became one of the most popular typefaces of the 20th century. Over the years, a wide range of variants have been released in different weights, widths and sizes, as well as matching designs for a range of non-Latin alphabets. Notable features of Helvetica as originally designed include a high x-height, the termination of strokes on horizontal or vertical lines and an unusually tight spacing between letters. This combines to give it a dense, compact appearance.

Transferring the essence of Helvetica® to a watch. The result is a stringent design, with just a few design touches to surprise the eye. The date aperture, for instance, was moved off its traditionally central axis position to fit in with the typography on the dial. Acknowledging both, the font and the first in the collection of this new family member, the Helvetica® number “1”, with its famous curved crossbar, was cleverly used as a model for the lugs.

As distinctive as this strap is, you may be unsure which watch it fits – check out the range here

Additional information

Colour

Red, Blue

Width

18mm, 20mm