In 2018, Mido is celebrating its 100th anniversary and the Swiss watch brand pays tribute to one of its iconic timepieces by presenting the new Commander Shade edition. Introduced in 1959, the Commander line has been in constant production for over a half century.
A reissue almost identical to the first model, the Commander Shade features a round polished steel case with refined, pure lines that offer a wide opening onto the dial. This superlatively elegant case is protected by an acrylic crystal hot-stamped with the Mido logo.
Dressed in a 37 mm case, the Commander Shade features a smoked and sunray satin-finished dial inspired by a model from 1979. Its sublime two-tone graduated finish in black and silver is the hallmark of an inimitable design. A nod to the struts of the Eiffel Tower, the indexes are applied, polished and coated with black varnish.
To ensure perfect night-time readability, the polished flange features 12 dots of neutral Super-LumiNova®, which also adorns the flat diamond-cut hour and minute hands, while an aperture at 3o’clock indicates the day and date.
The Commander Shade is fitted with a sophisticated and highly reliable automatic movement. Its case back is adorned with the original logo. It is water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bars (50 m /165 ft). Extremely comfortable to wear, its Milanese mesh bracelet in satin-finished steel with a sliding clasp is like a second skin.
It gives the model great sensuality and highlights its seventies style, as modern today as ever. Another version of this special 100th anniversary edition is available in rose PVD.
Automatic ETA 2836-2, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.05 mm, 25 jewels, 28 800 A/H, NIVACHOC and NIVACOURBE, NIVAFLEX NO mainspring, NIVAROX II balance-spring
Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo
Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy
Up to 38 hours of power reserve
Monocoque, polished 316L stainless steel, Ø37 mm, 2 pieces, acrylic crystal hot-stamped with the Mido logo, engraved serial number, water-resistant to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft)
316L stainless steel Milanese mesh, satin-finished, integrated into the case, sliding clasp offering optimized and secured adjustment
Two-tone graduated finish: black – silver, sunray satin-finished, polished applied indexes with black varnish coating, polished flange with dots of neutral Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock
Flat diamond-cut hour and minute hands with neutral Super-LumiNova® for easy readability at night