MIDO Commander Lady – Mother-of-Pearl & Sunray Satinated

The Commander family, an iconic Mido collection since 1959, is being enriched by the arrival of two new models for women: the Commander Lady Sunray Satinated, with its rose PVD-treated steel case containing a silver sunray satinated dial, and the Commander Lady Mother-of-Pearl with its iridescent white mother-of-pearl dial.

The elegance of the round satinated steel case gives the Commander collection an inimitable and instantly recognisable silhouette, like that of the iconic Eiffel Tower. And just like the Parisian monument, it has stood the test of time and remained eternally youthful. The Commander has been manufactured continuously by Mido since 1959 and its longevity speaks volumes about its success. A genuine icon of Swiss watchmaking tradition and know-how, the Commander has preserved the distinctive DNA that has brought it such glory for over half a century. With its sleek lines, it is one of the purest interpretations of the Mido philosophy: a mark of true design.

These two new Commander Lady models revisit and draw inspiration from this timeless identity in decidedly feminine fashion – a subtle metamorphosis that’s revealed in the details: the rose PVD-treated case and silver sunray satinated dial of the Commander Lady Sunray Satinated or the iridescence of the white mother-of-pearl dial of the Commander Lady Mother-of-Pearl. The voluptuous curves of their satinated steel cases, combined with the extreme finesse of the faceted hour-markers – ingeniously reminiscent of the legendary French monument’s graceful lines – endow these two models with an elegance that is both sleek and contemporary and is bound to delight all those who love beautifully crafted, precision watchmaking.

With a diameter of 33 mm, the Commander Lady Sunray Satinated and Mother-of-Pearl feature an elaborate automatic movement, while a faceted domed sapphire crystal protects the dial. Both timepieces are water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m/165 ft). The hour and minute hands, together with the indexes, are treated with white Super-LumiNova® for enhanced readability at night. Both models also come with a strap in black semi-lacquered leather.

An all-steel version of the Sunray Satinated model is also available, as well as a two-tone model with a rose PVD-treated steel case and bracelet.

A model treated entirely in yellow-gold PVD (case, dial and bracelet) was also created in homage to the original 1959 Commander.

Technical details
Movement    
Automatic ETA 2836-2, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.05 mm, 25 jewels, 28,800 A/H, INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE shock-absorber, NIVAFLEX NO mainspring, NIVAROX II balance-spring. Finely decorated elaborate movement with blued screws, decorated oscillating weight with Geneva stripes and engraved Mido logo. Adjusted on 3 different positions for a high accuracy. Min. 38 hours power reserve.

Functions
HMS
Day & Date

Case
Satin-finished stainless steel 316L (Commander Lady Mother-of-pearl), with rose PVD treatment (Commander Lady Sunray Satinated), polished bezel, Ø33 mm, 3 pieces, faceted and domed sapphire crystal, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft).

Strap   
Black semi-lacquered genuine calf leather strap with crocodile look and stainless steel (Commander Lady Mother-of-pearl) folding clasp with rose PVD treatment (Commander Lady Sunray Satinated).

Dial 
White mother-of-pearl (Commander Lady Mother-of-pearl) or silver sunray satinated (Commander Lady Sunray Satinated), faceted indexes individually applied, indexes with white Super LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock.

Hands
Diamond polished, hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova® for easy readability at night.

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