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Mido Baroncelli Moon Phase Automatic Chronograph

The Baroncelli line by Mido targets the moon with its new moon phase model. Combining timeless elegance with technology, this timepiece preserves the refinement that is so emblematic of Baroncelli models. Precise geometry, attention to detail and balanced contours create an aesthetic of rare beauty.

For ancient civilisations, the first simple measurement of time was based on natural cycles such as the year, the lunar month and the solar day. In ancient Rome, the first calendars depicted the lunar months, and each of the seven days of the week was dedicated to a divinity symbolised by a planet. This fascination with celestial phenomena remains perfectly intact in our own day. The mastery of time is still an ongoing quest, finding expression not only in terms of precision, but also according to the different rhythms of our existence. The Baroncelli moon phase automatic chronograph is the perfect response to this eternal quest.

The case, rounded to the horns, gives this model the refinement so characteristic of the Baroncelli while retaining its uncompromising technology. The use of an anti-reflecting sapphire crystal treated on both sides produces an unequivocal result: perfect visibility of the time and the different complications. Its precise geometry reflects a clear attention to detail, its contours are balanced, its aesthetic bright and refined.

This new model features a moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock in the chronograph hour counter. Two apertures positioned at 12 o’clock in the minute counter indicate the day of the week and the current month. The date is read by means of a large hand with an arrow pointing to numerals placed at regular intervals on the extremity of the dial. A third counter at 9 o’clock contains two hands: one for the 24 hour scale, the other for the small second. A transparent case back reveals the automatic Valjoux movement and also its decorated oscillating weight. The moon phase model is also available with a stainless steel case and bracelet.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical chronograph with automatic and manual winding. Mido caliber 1321 (based on ETA Valjoux 7751), 13¼’’’, ∅ 30.00 mm, height: 7.90 mm, 25 jewels, 28’000 A/H, INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE shock-absorber, gilt Nickel balance, NIVAROX II balance spring, NIVAFLEX NO mainspring. Elaborate and finely decorated movement with blued screws, circular-gained bars, oscillation weight with Geneva stripes and engraved Mido logo. 46 hours power reserve.

Functions
-HMS+24-hour hand+Chrono+Date hand+Day+Month+Moon phase indicator
-Time: hour and minute hands, small second and 24-hour hand at ‘9’
-Chrono: 60-second chronograph from center, 30-minute counter at ‘12’ and 12-hour counter at ‘6’
-Date-Day-Month: date hand from center, day and date apertures at ‘12’
-Moon phase: moon phase indicator at ‘6’.

Case
Stainless steel 316L (DIN X2CrNiMo 17 14 3) with rose PVD treatment, 3 parts, anti-reflecting sapphire crystal treated on both sides, screwed crown and case back, transparent case back to see the fine elaborate and decorated movement, 11-digit engraved serial number , water resistant up to 50 meters.

Strap
Genuine calf leather strap with crocodile look and stainless steel with rose PVD treatment folding clasp.

Dial
Silver, indexes individually applied.
Hands: Diamond polished and beveled.

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