Swiss watch brand MIdo expands their classic Baroncelli collection with a new big date version.
The Baroque-influenced neoclassical style of Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II expresses all the sophistication inherent to Italian architectural tradition. It was from these refined, rounded forms that Mido drew its inspiration for the Baroncelli. The subtle references to this prestigious building and its harmonious curves bestow both a rare sense of elegance and a resolutely timeless style on this iconic collection, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016.
To mark the key date of its 100th anniversary, Mido is launching a series of original timepieces, equipped with a large date aperture and powered by its exclusive Caliber 80 movement. The Baroncelli collection has been expanded to include new models that pay tribute to the brand’s core values and the visionary spirit of its founder Georges Schaeren. The exceptionally refined dial contains a large date aperture at six o’clock, one of the largest on the market in its price category. This two-level aperture provides a spectacular date display and is the unique hallmark of the Baroncelli Big Date, available in several versions.
One of the timepieces is equipped with a round, two-tone polished steel case measuring 40 mm in diameter. Its bracelet – also two-tone – extends from the large date aperture, bestowing this model with a touch of splendour thanks to the two rose gold PVD-treated central links. Another version of the Baroncelli Big Date, with its rose gold PVD-treated case in polished steel, comes with a black rolled-edge leather bracelet. These bracelets are fitted with a rose gold PVD-treated stainless steel folding clasp with an extremely thin fastener to provide the wearer with maximum comfort.
The superb grained dial of the Baroncelli Big Date sits beneath a domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The double-sided hour and minute hands – one side sandblasted, the other diamond-cut – lend the timepiece an exceptionally refined and delicate appearance. Meanwhile, the seconds hand is diamond-cut. Also, the case of these timepieces has been enhanced with an elegant rose gold PVD-treated double gadroon bezel.
The Baroncelli Big Date is fitted with the Caliber 80 automatic movement with large date aperture offers formidable autonomy, with up to 80 hours of power reserve. Finely decorated with an oscillating weight adorned with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo, it can be admired through the transparent sapphire case back. The Baroncelli Big Date is water-resistant up to a pressure of 3 bars (30 m / 100 ft).
A total of seven Baroncelli Big Date watches have joined the Mido range.
References: M027.426.22.018.00 + M027.426.36.018.00
Mido Caliber 80 Automatic Movement (ETA C07.651 base), 11½’’’, Ø29.40 mm, height: 5.77 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, ELINFLEX mainspring, ELINCHRON II balance-spring. Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. HMS and instant large aperture date functions. Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
– M027.426.22.018.00: two-tone, 316L polished stainless steel, rose gold PVD-treated bezel and crown.
– M027.426.36.018.00: 316L polished stainless steel with rose gold PVD treatment.
Ø40 mm, 3 parts, domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, elaborate and finely decorated movement visible through the transparent case back with sapphire crystal, engraved serial number, water-resistant to a pressure of 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft).
White grained, polished applied indexes, large two-level date aperture, situated at six o’clock.
Double-sided hour and minute hands (one side sandblasted, the other diamond-cut), diamond-cut seconds hand.
– M027.426.22.018.00: polished two-tone, 316L stainless steel and stainless steel with rose gold PVD treatment, stainless steel folding clasp.
– M027.426.36.018.00: genuine black crocodile leather, rolled edge, stainless steel folding clasp.