Monday, October 27, 2014

80 Hours of Mido!

Allow me to introduce one of Mido's latest offerings - the Commander Caliber 80 Chronometer!
Courtesy of Mido
It is by now very well known that I have a soft spot for Mido, so it's always fun to report on something new from them.  This new offering sports a new movement - what Mido is terming the Caliber 80 which Mido informs us will have a power reserve up to 80 hours.  The movement has paid the statutory visit to the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres to pick up its COSC "bona fidēs ".  

The case is stainless steel, 40 mm in diameter, and warranted to be water-resistant to 50 meters or 165 feet - or to get all "nautical" on you - 5 bars.  Hours, minutes, seconds, day and date.

Here are the "vital statistics" straight from Le Locle -

Automatic Mido Caliber 80 COSC (ETA C07.621 base) certified chronometer, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25
jewels, 21,600 A/H, NIVACHOC shock-absorber, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, ELINCHRON II balance-spring. Finely
decorated chronometer movement with blued screws, decorated oscillating weight with Geneva stripes and engraved Mido
logo, functions HMSD+Day. Adjusted on 5 different positions for a high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.

Satin-finished stainless steel 316L, polished bezel, Ø40 mm 3 pieces, faceted and domed sapphire crystal, transparent 
case back to see the finely decorated and elaborate movement, engraved serial number, water‑resistant up to a pressure 
of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft).
Brown genuine calf leather strap with crocodile look and stainless steel folding clasp.

Rhodium plated, sunray satinated, faceted indexes individually applied, indexes with white Super‑LumiNova®, day and
date at 3 o’clock.

Diamond polished, hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova® for easy readability at night.   

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