Swiss watch brand Mido is subtly revisiting the timeless elegance of its Belluna collection and giving it a chic and rebellious new face thanks to a cushion-shaped case.
The Mido Belluna collection is characterised by its elegant, timeless lines inspired by London’s Royal Albert Hall. Its celebrated glass dome has directly inspired a number of the collection’s finely worked guilloché-style sunray dials.
The spectacular structure completes the concert hall’s cleverly tiered levels in a Victorian style that abounds in round, generous curves. Mido’s refined Belluna collection references this world of harmonious forms.
The equally beautiful Belluna Royal Lady and Gent paired pieces present a timelessly chic face in a deep shade of royal blue stamped with a guilloché-style sunray motif.
Available in a case diameter of 33 mm for slimmer wrists and 41 mm for men, the Belluna Royal displays the date – a particularly useful everyday function – at 3 o’clock on the Gent version and at 6 o’clock on the Lady version.
The entirely redesigned dauphine-shaped hour and minute hands – both faceted and diamond-cut – and the flat diamond-cut seconds hand glint on the dial next to the faceted indexes on the men’s version and the polished round markers on the women’s model. In a subtle, precious detail, three diamonds punctuate the Belluna Royal Lady at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock.
The radiant, polished bezel of the Belluna Royal sits atop the similarly polished steel cushion-shaped case that has been specially revisited by Mido with this incredibly chic touch of originality.
The transparent case back reveals the Caliber 80, an automatic mechanical movement designed in the Swiss watchmaking tradition and finely decorated with Geneva stripes.
A black crocodile-look cow-leather strap completes both Belluna Royal timepieces.
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.
Polished stainless steel, Ø33 or 41 mm, 3 pieces, domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, transparent case back revealing the finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m/165 ft).
M024.307.16.046.00: Blue, stamped with a guilloché-style sunray motif, individually applied polished indexes, set with 3 diamonds (total of 0.019 ct). Date aperture at 6 o’clock
M024.507.16.041.00: Blue, stamped with a guilloché-style sunray motif, individually applied faceted indexes. Date aperture at 3 o’clock
Faceted diamond-cut hour and minute hands. Flat diamond-cut seconds hand.
Black crocodile-look genuine cow leather, rolled edges, stainless steel folding clasp.