In 2014, Swiss watch brand Mido is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Multifort collection that has enjoyed one of the longest production runs in the history of Swiss watchmaking. To mark this exceptional longevity, the brand has launched the Multifort Limited Edition Heritage, a model of classic, timeless elegance.
A tribute to a Multifort from 1940, this timepiece is endowed with technical features that will appeal to all those who appreciate examples of fine watchmaking. Its case in rose PVD-treated steel protects an automatic chronograph movement with chronometer certification. Much more than just a stylish timepiece, the Multifort Limited Edition Heritage is a genuine instrument of precision. Epitomising the excellence of Mido’s watchmaking know-how, the Multifort Limited Edition Heritage is produced in a limited edition of 999 timepieces.
Launched in 1934, two years after the completion of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Multifort collection shares with this famous structure the distinction of offering a perfect balance between function and aesthetics. A truth that has stood the test of time, as this year Mido celebrates the 80th year of Multifort production, making this one of the longest-produced collections in the history of Swiss watchmaking.
The Multifort Limited Edition Heritage is a rare timepiece. A model of classic, timeless elegance, endowed with technical features that are certain to appeal to fine watchmaking enthusiasts. Its rose PVD-treated steel case houses an automatic chronograph movement with chronometer certification. Much more than a men’s accessory of unquestionable refinement, the Multifort Limited Edition Heritage is a genuine precision instrument. Pushpieces located at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock activate the chronograph functions. The two dedicated counters are positioned at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock. The three blued steel hands of the chronograph display bring an extra touch of finesse to this unique model. A third counter, at 9 o’clock, marks the passing of the seconds, and the aperture at 3 o’clock displays the day and date.
The 44 mm case stands out by its refined shape and resistance. The vertical Côtes de Genève adorning the silver dial subtly evokes the slender forms of Sydney Harbour Bridge, an early 1930s symbol of architectural modernism. For perfect readability, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, treated on both sides, protects the dial. The transparent case-back enables fine watchmaking enthusiasts to admire the automatic chronometer movement, certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (the official Swiss chronometer testing institute). It is decorated with blued screws, and the oscillating weight is adorned with Côtes de Genève and engraved with the Mido logo. This model is equipped with a brown leather strap and a folding clasp in stainless steel with rose PVD coating. It is water resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft).
Produced in a limited edition of 999 timepieces, the Multifort Limited Edition Heritage is supplied in a special presentation case. Each watch is numbered on its case back.
Automatic chronograph ETA Valjoux 7750 certified COSC chronometer
13¼’’’ (30.00 mm), height 7.90 mm
25 jewels, 28,800 A/H
INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE shock-absorber, gilt GLUCYDUR balance, ANACHRON balance-spring, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring
Finely decorated chronometer movement with blued screws, circular-grained bars, decorated oscillating weight with Geneva stripes and engraved Mido logo
Adjusted on 5 different positions for a high accuracy
Min. 48 hours power reserve.
HMS + Chrono + Day + Date
Time: hour and minute hands
Small second indicator at 9 o’clock
Chrono: 60 second counter from centre, 30 minute counter at 12 o’clock and 12 hour counter at 6 o’clock.
Day and date at 3 o’clock.
Silver, vertical Geneva stripes, faceted indexes individually applied, day and date at 3 o’clock.
Hands: Diamond polished, 3 chronograph hands (central + 2 counters) in blued steel
Stainless steel 316L with rose PVD treatment, Ø44 mm, 3 pieces, sapphire crystal with an anti-reflecting treatment on both sides, screwed crown and case back, transparent case back to see the finely decorated and chronometer movement, Limited Edition xx/999 and serial number engraved on the case back, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft).
Brown genuine calf leather strap with crocodile look and stainless steel folding clasp with rose PVD treatment.