To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Mido is revisiting some of its iconic models and bringing them up to date. A timepiece with an assertive masculine character, the 2018 version of the Multifort Datometer takes inspiration from the eponymous model launched in 1939. It adopts most of the aesthetic codes responsible for its original success while making it a truly modern creation.
Its polished and satin-finished steel case with rose PVD treatment has been enlarged to give a diameter of 40 mm. A box sapphire crystal enables the wearer to admire its magnificent dial, almost identical to that of the 1939 model. Silvered and finely sandblasted, it is decorated with black transfers. But it is unquestionably the date display that gives the Multifort Datometer its unique character: this is indicated by a 5N rose hand with a red varnished tip. The indexes and the faceted hour and minute hands are in rose PVD. Meanwhile the seconds hand features shiny black varnish. Several dots of black Super-LumiNova® on the numerals and the hour and minute hands ensure perfect legibility at night.
Exclusively created for Mido, the Caliber 80 is a next-generation automatic movement which offers up to 80 hours of power reserve. Its transparent case back enables this finely decorated sophisticated movement to be admired, with its oscillating weight adorned with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. The Multifort Datometer is fitted with a brown natural-looking genuine leather strap with a rose PVD-treated stainless steel pin buckle. It is water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bars (50 m /165 ft).
The Multifort Datometer is limited to 1,918 pieces, a nod to the year in which Mido was founded. An exclusive version of this model will be released this autumn: a gold limited edition of 100 pieces.
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.611 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 4.74 mm, 25 jewels, 21 600vph, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, ELINCHRON II balance-spring. Finely decorated Elaboré-grademovement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. Functions HMS and Date indicated by a hand. Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
Polished and satin-finished 316L stainless steel with rose PVD treatment, Ø40 mm, 3 pieces, box sapphire crystal and screwed case back, finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement visible through the transparent case back, engraved serial number, engraved limited edition of up to 1,918 pieces, water-resistant to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft)
Brown natural-looking genuine calfskin, stainless steel pin buckle with rose PVD treatment
Silvered, finely sandblasted, black transfer, rose PVD indexes, black Super-LumiNova® on the numerals
Faceted rose PVD hour and minute hands with black Super-LumiNova®, shiny black varnished seconds hand and 5N rose date hand with red varnished tip