Swiss watch brand Mido has launched a pair of slim, elegant timepieces to mark the 40th anniversary of the Baroncelli collection. These watches are powered by the self-winding calibre Mido 1192 (ETA 2892A2 base).
The Baroque-influenced, neoclassical style of Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II expresses the true refinement of traditional Italian architecture. Its softly curved sophistication inspired Mido to create the Baroncelli. The subtle references to this prestigious building and its harmonious curves imbue this iconic collection with a rare elegance and a resolutely timeless style to mark its 40th anniversary in 2016.
A tribute to classic watchmaking traditions and elegance, the Baroncelli Heritage range was created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the collection. These two new models reveal a magnificent grained ivory dial protected by an ultra-thin round case – measuring just 6.85 mm thick for the women’s model and 6.95 mm for the men’s model – in polished rose PVD-treated steel. This exceptional slimness makes them some of the thinnest timepieces on the market.
In addition, these two models are fitted with an elaborate automatic movement demonstrating Mido’s watchmaking expertise. Their elegant and harmonious curves will captivate all couples wishing to share the most magical moments of a life together with a unique timepiece on their wrists.
Creating paired models is a tradition at Mido, which has been revived by these new Baroncelli Heritage watches. With their extraordinarily pure lines, these two timepieces embody the excellence of the brand’s watchmaking expertise and its commitment to classic watchmaking traditions. They reveal a magnificent grained ivory dial protected by an extremely thin round case.
This exceptional slimness – 6.85 mm for the women’s model and 6.95 mm for the men’s model – makes the Baroncelli Heritage one of the thinnest watches on the market. The dial features the Baroncelli Heritage logo at 6 o’clock, while the date can be read in an aperture at 3 o’clock.
The extreme refinement of this model is also reflected in its subtle details, such as the double-sided hours and minutes hands: one side is sandblasted, the other diamond-cut. The seconds hand is crafted from blued steel. All three can be admired through a sapphire crystal treated with an anti-reflective coating on both sides, which protects the dial.
The Baroncelli Heritage is fitted with a latest-generation automatic movement and is protected by a polished rose PVD-treated steel case measuring 33 mm in diameter for the women’s model and 39 mm for the men’s model.
The finely decorated automatic movement, which features blued screws and an oscillating weight adorned with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo, is visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case back.
Water-resistant up to a pressure of 3 bars (30 m/100 ft), these two Baroncelli Heritage models are fitted with a semi-matt black genuine calf leather strap with crocodile look and a rose PVD-treated stainless steel pin buckle.
Several other versions are also available in this range.
Automatic Mido 1192 (ETA 2892A2 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 3.60 mm, 21 jewels, 28,800 vph, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, NIVAROX II balance-spring. Finely decorated elaborate movement with blued screws, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. Functions: HMSD. Adjusted on 4 different positions for high accuracy. Min. 42 hours of power reserve.
Polished 316L stainless steel with rose PVD treatment, 3 pieces, sapphire crystal with an anti reflecting treatment on both sides, transparent case back with sapphire crystal revealing the finely decorated elaborate movement, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 3 bars (30 m / 100 ft)
Lady: Ø33 mm, thickness: 6.85 mm
Gent: Ø39 mm, thickness: 6.95 mm
Ivory, grained, Baroncelli Heritage logo at 6 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.
Double-sided hour and minute hands (one side sandblasted, one side diamond-cut), blued steel seconds hand.
Semi-matt black calfskin with crocodile look, stainless steel with rose PVD treatment pin buckle.