Swiss watch brand Mido is celebrating 20 years of passion for architecture with the launch of the fourth model in a series of five: the Multifort.
This anniversary edition crafted from steel embodies robustness and reliability, the defining characteristics of Mido’s oldest collection, just like the Sydney Harbour Bridge that inspired it.
Created in 2002, the All Dial collection was the first to evoke one of the most famous monuments of ancient Rome 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.
The robust Multifort references the Sydney Harbour Bridge. On its characteristic dial, Geneva stripes recall the bridge’s suspension cables.
Its anthracite dial decorated with Geneva stripes recalling the suspension cables on the Harbour Bridge also depicts the bridge in black Super-LumiNova®. In the dark, the phosphorescent substance works its magic, its lines appearing in green to match the indexes and hour and minute hands, which are also luminescent.
In the daytime, the light plays on the surfaces of the faceted hour and minute hands and the polished indexes, which stand out against the deep shade of the dial.
An aperture at 3 o’clock displays the day and date, a very useful everyday function. Finely crafted from steel – with alternating satin-finished and polished surfaces for greater elegance – this new Multifort perfectly encapsulates the collection’s DNA. Fitted with a screwed crown, the watch has water-resistance up to 100 m.
The Caliber 80 provides up to 80 hours of power reserve. The case back of this anniversary model is engraved with a drawing of the Sydney Harbour Bridge that inspired it.
A special presentation box decorated with a medallion houses each watch in this rare limited edition of 1,932 pieces – a reference to the year in which the bridge was opened.
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
Stainless steel, Ø42 mm, 3 parts, sapphire crystal, finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement. Case back engraved with the Harbour Bridge. Limited edition xxxx/1932, engraved serial number, screwed crown, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft).
Anthracite, vertical Geneva stripes, indexes with green Super-LumiNova®
Harbour Bridge decoration in black Super-LumiNova® at the bottom of the dial
Faceted hour and minute hands with green Super-LumiNova®, flat diamond-cut seconds hand
Satin-finished stainless steel bracelet and folding clasp