The new Mido Ocean Star Decompression Worldtimer watch blends neo-vintage style with bright colours and cutting-edge technology. Inspired by an iconic Ocean Star Skin Diver Watch of the 1960s, this special edition boasts an original-style decompression table and GMT function with a bezel that shows the world time.
Created in the 1960s, the historic Ocean Star Skin Diver Watch used a multicoloured scale to display decompression times.
Today, the Ocean Star Decompression Worldtimer retains this vintage charm, with an added functionality of an extra time zone display. Its navy blue dial spotlights applied and polished original Mido logo.
Paying homage to the famous Ocean Star Skin Diver Watch of the 1960s, this latest piece displays decompression times to a depth of 6 metres using circles of yellow, green, pink and blue.
The rotating bezel, which is fitted with a blue aluminium ring, has the largest cities in the world marked on it in silver. A red arrow indicates the travel time zone, contrasting with the flat and diamond cut hour, minute and second hands for the “home time”.
The brand has opted for non-tinted Super-LumiNova® to highlight the hands for the hours, minutes and seconds, and additional time zone as well the indices and the dot on the bezel. In the 3 o’clock position, a window displays the date. The “glassbox” shaped sapphire crystal is reminiscent of the plexiglas used during the 1960s.
The strong and durable polished stainless steel case is fitted on a navy blue rubber with a texture inspired by the fashions of the 1960s. An ingenious system allows the strap to be changed in a blink of an eye, and replaced with a Milanese mesh second strap.
Fitted with a screw-down case back and crown, the watch has a water resistance of up to 200 metres. Inside the 40.5 mm diameter case beats the calibre 80 Swiss automatic movement (ETA C07.661 base) with GMT function. It is capable of delivering power reserve of up to 80 hours. Moreover, the Nivachron™ balance-spring provides exceptional resistance to magnetism and shock.
The Ocean Star Decompression Worldtimer is also available as a second special edition with a decompression table in gradients of yellow to orange, Mido’s signature colour, on a black dial with aluminium ring and matching rubber strap.
A starfish engraved on the screw-down case back emphasises Mido’s historic achievements in the field of water resistance, both way back in 1934 with their Aquadura system.
Model: Mido Ocean Star Decompression Worldtimer Special Edition, Reference M026.829.17.041.00
Mido automatic calibre 80 (ETA C07.661 base), 11½’’’, Ø 25.60 mm, thickness: 5.86 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 Vib/h, Nivachron™ balance-spring. Finely decorated Elaboré-grademovement, oscillating weight decorated with Côtes de Genève and Mido logo. HMSD + 24-hour GMT functions. Adjusted in three different positions for the highest precision. Power reserve of up to 80 hours.
Polished stainless steel, bi-directional rotating bezel with blue/black aluminium ring and silver markings, natural colour Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, diameter 40.5 mm, 2-part, glassbox-style sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and screw-down case back with polished starfish in relief and serial number, water resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).Lug-to-lug length 46.99 mm.
Blue, with applied, polished indices highlighted with natural colour Super-LumiNova®, date window at 3 o’clock. Polished original Mido applique logo. Decompression scale represented by 4 coloured circles (yellow, green, pink and blue).
Black, with polished applique indices highlighted with natural colour Super-LumiNova®, date window at 3 o’clock. Polished original Mido applique logo. Decompression scale represented by 4 coloured circles (in graduated colours from yellow to orange).
Flat diamond-cut hour and minutes highlighted with natural colour Super-LumiNova®. Flat diamond-cut large seconds. Varnished red hand for the second time zone, highlighted with natural colour Super-Luminova®.
Textured dark blue/semi-glossy black rubber strap, polished pin buckle with engraved Mido logo
Additional stainless steel polished Milanese mesh strap and sliding clasp that offers an optimal and secure adjustment mode.