Mido Ocean Star – Inspired By Architecture 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference M026.430.17.041.01

2022 marks 20 years of Mido’s passion for architecture. The third creation of an anniversary series encompassing five models, the Ocean Star Inspired By Architecture reliably accompanies the most remarkable expeditions at sea, just like the monument that inspired it – the Europa Point Lighthouse, located in the Strait of Gibraltar.

Each watch from the limited series of 1,841 timepieces – chosen to commemorate the year the monument engraved on its case back was built – is delivered in a special dedicated presentation box, accompanied by a medallion.

Created in 2002, the All Dial collection was the first to evoke one of ancient Rome’s most famous monuments in its design: the immense Colosseum amphitheatre. Ever since, the art of architecture has been written into the creative DNA of Mido and has influenced all of its collections. Just as the Europa Point Lighthouse acts as a landmark on the Mediterranean Sea, the high-performance, reliable Ocean Star also supports seafarers in their quests.

The unidirectional rotating bezel with a blue aluminium ring tops the dial in a matching ‘velvet’ finish. The shape of the index at 12 o’clock, adorned with a touch of red, recalls the silhouette of the lighthouse which was built to guide men embarking on new maritime conquests. The Super-LumiNova® dot, meanwhile, evokes the light that safely guides them.

The day and date indications can be read off in an aperture at 3 o’clock. To ensure a flawless display, even underwater and at night, the bezel, indexes and hands are adorned with white Super-LumiNova®.

The varnished red tip of the seconds hand, enables the wearer to accurately track how much time has elapsed. The same red has been chosen for the stitching adorning the blue fabric strap with rolled edges, in a subtle nod to the lighthouse’s characteristic red stripe.

The new Ocean Star Inspired By Architecture is powered by the Caliber 80, a next-generation automatic mechanical movement that has been carefully decorated according to watchmaking tradition. It offers up to 80 hours of autonomy.
The look of this anniversary Ocean Star is highlighted by the satin-finished steel chosen for its round 42.5 mm diameter case.

Equipped with a screwed case back (five screws) and a screwed crown, this sports watch is water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft). A representation of the Europa Point Lighthouse is engraved on the steel case back and similarly adorns the commemorative medallion that is delivered with this limited edition.

In 2022, Mido is celebrating 20 years of passion for architecture. Sporty and seafaring with its blue diving aesthetic and touches of red, the Ocean Star Limited Edition pays tribute to the Europa Point Lighthouse as an unfailing ally of men at sea.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.621 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph. Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Functions: HMSD + day. Adjusted in 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.

Case
Satin-finished and polished stainless steel, unidirectional rotating bezel with blue aluminium ring and silver-coloured markings, white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, Ø42.5 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, screwed case back and crown. Case back decorated with the Europa Point lighthouse. Limited edition xxxx/1841, water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).

Dial
Blue, ‘Velvet’ finish, polished applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock.

Hands
Diamond-cut hour and minute hands with central grooves and white Super-LumiNova®, seconds hand with red varnished tip and white Super-LumiNova®.

Strap
Blue fabric with rolled edges and red stitching, pin buckle in satin-finished and polished stainless steel.