Mido Multifort Datometer & Commander Shade special editions


This year, Swiss manufacturer Mido is celebrating its 100th birthday. The anniversary festivities began with the launch of the Commander Big Date and now the company continues the celebration with the launch of two more new watches: the Multifort Datometer and the Commander Shade. Affordably priced at CHF 1,200 and CHF 780 respectively, the timepieces are now available to buy at the brand’s boutiques and authorized retailers. Mido has also announced the release of a special gold version of each of the watches. These models will be available in autumn 2018.

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With these two models, Mido continues to honor its 100-year-old history

 

The new Mido Multifort Datometer (ref. M036.407.36.031.00) comes as a limited edition of 1,918 pieces – a reference to the year when the Swiss brand was established. Featuring a confident masculine character, the watch is a reissue of the eponymous timepiece released in 1939. Slightly modernized for today’s user’s, the 2018 model retains all the features that have made the Multifort Datometer a classic. The most notable one is the date display. Here, the date is displayed via a red-tipped central hand pointing towards its respective scale on the edge of the dial.

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The 2018 model retains all the classic features

 

The 2018 Multifort Datometer features a 40mm polished and satin-finished stainless steel case with rose PVD treatment. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters and features a transparent caseback engraved with limited edition number. Underneath the box sapphire crystal lies a beautiful retro-looking silvered and finely sandblasted dial with black transfers and rose gold indexes and hands. The seconds hand features shiny black varnish while the hour and minutes hands are coated with black Super-LumiNova. Inside the watch is the Caliber 80 with 80 hours of power reserve. Visible through the sapphire caseback, this self-winding movement has an oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. The new Mido Multifort Datometer is presented on a brown natural-looking genuine leather strap.

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The date is indicated by a central hand with red varnished tip

 

Next we have the new Commander Shade (ref. M8429.4.27.11). With this special edition, Mido is paying tribute to one of its most iconic pieces. The Commander was introduced in 1959 and has been produced without interruption ever since. According to the Swiss brand, the 2018 model is loosely based on a Commander watch from 1979. The new Commander Shade is housed in an elegant round monocoque case in stainless steel. Measuring 37 mm in diameter, the watch is water resistant to 50 meters and has an acrylic crystal caseback hot-stamped with the Mido logo. Smoked and sunray satin-finished, the stunning dial features a silver centre that gradually becomes darker towards the edges. In addition to the hours, minutes and seconds, the watch also displays day and date in a double window at 3 o’clock.

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The silver dial gradually becomes darker towards the edges

 

Powering the latest Mido Commander Shade is the self-winding caliber ETA 2836-2 with 25 jewels. Like the Caliber 80, it also features an oscillating weight adorned with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. The movement itself beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. Completing this watch is a stylish stainless steel Milanese mesh bracelet.

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According to Mido, the 2018 model is loosely based on a Commander watch from 1979

 

 

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