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Mido Multifort Datometer Limited Edition

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Presented in a 40 mm rose gold plated stainless steel case the Datometer has a silvered and sandblasted dial that has stamped dagger-shaped indices, with the exception of 12, 3, 6, and 9 which have black printed Arabic numerals. Lance-shaped rose gold plated hour and minute hands, and a varnished black baton-shaped center seconds hand tell the time. The Multifort Datometer’s signature feature is its easy to read (and set) date function that has a red varnished crescent-tipped hand which points to the date and sweeps the dial once a month. Mido automatic caliber 80 (ETA C07.611 ElaborĂ©-grade) beats inside at 3Hz and features an 80-hour power reserve. Clear caseback. Water-resistance is 50 meters. At $1,350 this retro date by hand watch is a good bargain. There will be 1918 limited edition rose gold plated pieces, a number which represents

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Mido Commander Big Date

Mido is one of the more accessibly priced Swiss watch brands owned by the Swatch Group, which also owns prestigious names such as Omega, Breguet, Longines, and is positioned above the group’s entry-level volume watch brand Tissot. In 2018, to celebrate the anniversary of the company’s origination (1918), Mido has launched the Commander Big Date collection which is available now. The Commander Big Date is available with a steel bracelet and silver or gray sunburst dial, or in two-tone rose gold plated steel with a silver dial and matching bracelet, or a rose gold plated steel case with black leather strap. The watches measure 42 mm x 11.97 mm and are powered by a version of the company’s 80-hour power reserve movement that originally debuted in a Tissot in 2013. The Commander Big Date is available in four variations starting

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Mido Multifort Automatic Titanium collection

These are new titanium versions of the Multifort Automatic three-hand day/date models that were launched at Baselworld in March. The Multifort Automatic Titanium is available in two versions, and is presented in a 42 mm by 11.25 mm brushed titanium case with black vulcanized rubber bezel. The standard production model has a black dial with white luminous treatment on the hour and minute hands, as well as the indexes. The limited edition model features a grey dial with a grey luminous treatment.

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Mido Multifort Automatic Chronograph at Baselworld 2011

The Multifort Automatic Chronograph comes in a 44 mm x 14.5 mm polished stainless steel case (shown above), or a matte black coated PVD case. The stainless steel model comes with a silver or black brushed dial (black dial is new for 2011). It is powered by a self-winding Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement (a movement that is made by Swatch Group's movement making division "ETA"). The movement has a top grade finish, with circular graining, blued screws and Geneva stripes. Sapphire crystal caseback.

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Mido Multifort PVD Special Edition Chronograph

Founded in Switzerland in 1918 by George Schaeren, Mido is now based in Le Locle. The Mido Multifort PVD is a special edition version of their most popular collection. It has a 44 mm x 14.5 mm 316L stainless steel treated case that is PVD treated (PVD gives the watch a black finish, as well as protecting it from scratches and corrosion).

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