Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Baroncelli Heritage

From Mido -

Courtesy of Mido
While I pride myself on my knowledge of all things Mido, I was surprised to learn that 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Baroncelli.

The case is 39 mm of polished 316L stainless steel goodness with a transparent case back.  The Baroncelli Heritage features a truly striking black dial with a finish described as "grained".  In terms of movements, it is the Mido 1192 (based on the ETA 2892A2) that keeps things moving.

But it is the thickness or lack thereof that make the Baroncelli Heritage truly striking - a petite 6.95 mm, it is "whippet thin".

Here are the pertinents -


Automatic Mido 1192 (ETA 2892A2 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 3.60 mm, 21 jewels, 28,800 vph, NIVAFLEX NM 
mainspring, NIVAROX II balance-spring. Finely decorated elaborate movement with blued screws, oscillating weight 
decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. Functions: HMSD. Adjusted on 4 different positions for high accuracy. Min. 
42 hours of power reserve.

Polished 316L stainless steel, Ø39 mm, exceptional thickness: 6.95 mm, 3 pieces, sapphire crystal with an anti‑reflecting 
treatment on both sides, transparent case back with sapphire crystal revealing the finely decorated elaborate movement, 
engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 3 bars (30 m / 100 ft).

Semi-matt black calfskin with crocodile look, stainless steel pin buckle.

Black, grained, Baroncelli Heritage logo at 6 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.

Rhodium-plated, double-sided hour and minute hands (one side sandblasted, one side diamond-cut), diamond‑cut 
seconds hand.

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