Swiss watch brand MIDO presents Commander Gradient, a gradient dial version from its iconic Commander collection.
The instantly recognisable lines of the Mido Commander collection pay tribute to the inimitable silhouette of the Eiffel Tower. With a satin-finished case highlighted by a slender bezel, its round shape echoes the arches of the monument, while the rectangular indexes and hands, complete with polished metal bars, recall the tower’s iron lattice.
Adorned with an original gradated smoky effect, the transparent dial of the Commander Gradient becomes increasingly opaque around the edges while the date at 3 o’clock stands out perfectly against the aperture’s white background.
Just like dashboard indicators are clearly visible even at night, the polished hour indexes and the diamond-cut hour and minute hands are adorned with orange Super-LumiNova®. The seconds hand is varnished in this same characteristic Mido colour, and instantly stands out against the smoky background of the dial. A faceted and domed sapphire crystal further enhances the readability of the display.
Mido has dressed the Commander Gradient in deep black with contrasting finishes and textures: a polished bezel and satin-finished case – both made from black PVD-treated steel – and a black fabric strap with orange top stitching and a folding clasp. Made from stainless steel with a screwed case back, the Commander Gradient can accompany its wearer on the wildest of escapades thanks to its water-resistance of up to 5 bar (50 m/165 ft).
While the mechanism can be seen on the front, it can also be admired on the back through the transparent case back. Geneva stripes decorate the Caliber 80’s oscillating weight – a characteristic component of the automatic mechanism. Once fully wound, this movement offers a rare power reserve of up to 80 hours.
Mido is also presenting three other versions of the Commander Gradient: in steel or black PVD with a metal bracelet, or in steel and rose-gold-coloured PVD on a leather strap.
Model: MIDO COMMANDER GRADIENT (Reference M021.407.37.411.00)
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.611 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 4.74 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph. Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Functions: HMSD. Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
Satin-finished stainless steel with black PVD treatment, polished bezel, Ø40 mm, 3 pieces, faceted and domed sapphire crystal, screwed case back, finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement visible through the transparent case back, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m/165 ft).
Acrylic, transparent in the centre and increasingly opaque (gradated smoky effect), polished applied indexes with orange Super-LumiNova®, date aperture at 3 o’clock.
Hands: Flat diamond-cut hour and minute hands with orange Super-LumiNova® for enhanced legibility at night. Orange varnished seconds hand.
Black fabric, orange stitching, stainless steel folding clasp with black PVD treatment
M021.407.36.411.00: CHF 940.00
M021.407.33.411.00: CHF 1,050.00
M021.407.11.411.00: CHF 920.00