In 2022, Swiss watch brand Mido celebrated 20 years of architectural inspiration with five limited editions paying homage to its flagship collections inspired by remarkable monuments.
Concluding this series, the new Commander Inspired By Architecture 20th Anniversary watch in steel comes with a sunray anthracite dial and light brown Super-LumiNova. This special edition timepiece houses the COSC-certified Caliber 80 Si self-winding movement.
Introduced in 2002, the All Dial collection was the first Mido watch 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 lines of the iconic Commander – in constant production by the brand for the past five decades – pay tribute to the undeniably iconic Eiffel Tower.
A delicate sunray finish on its anthracite dial catches the light. The shape of the index at 12 o’clock evokes the Tower’s silhouette. Light brown Super-LumiNova® on the diamond-cut hour and minute hands and polished indexes also recalls its colour. Its luminescence ensures complete legibility at night.
An aperture at 3 o’clock displays the day and date. This dial is protected by a sapphire crystal, ensuring the information can be read at a glance. The radiance of the subtly polished and satin-finished case continues with a bracelet forged from steel and fitted with a folding clasp.
The Caliber 80 Si incorporates high-tech silicon balance-spring and its power reserve of up to 80 hours attest to its reliability. The chronometric accuracy of the Caliber 80 Si is also certified by the renowned COSC. The movement features refined finishes such as Geneva stripes on the oscillating weight, rhodium-coloured treatment and blued screws.
The water-resistance of this limited-edition Commander is guaranteed up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft). Lastly, the case back is engraved with the Eiffel Tower.
This watch is limited to 1,889 pieces – a reference to the year in which the Eiffel Tower was unveiled. The Mido Commander Inspired By Architecture 20th Anniversary model is presented in a special case alongside a commemorative medallion and a limited-edition certificate.
Model: Mido Commander – Inspired By Architecture 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference M021.431.11.061.02
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 Si (ETA C07.821 base), COSC-certified chronometer, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.31 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, silicon balance-spring, decorative disc with Si logo on the balance bridge. Finely decorated chronometer movement with blued screws, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Functions: HMSD + Day. Adjusted in 5 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
Satin-finished stainless steel, Ø40 mm, 3 pieces, faceted and domed sapphire crystal, screwed case back, finely decorated chronometer movement. Case back decorated with the Eiffel Tower. Limited edition xxxx/1889, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft).
Anthracite, sunray satin-finished, polished applied indexes with light brown Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock.
Flat diamond-cut hour and minute hands with light brown Super-LumiNova® for enhanced legibility at night, flat diamond-cut seconds hand.
Satin-finished stainless steel bracelet and folding clasp