Hey, so remember back when we told you about Mido’s new diver, the Mido Ocean Star Diver 600? Well, because the watch world is (seemingly) chock-a-block full of anniversary dates, we’ve hit a special one for the Ocean Star line. It’s the 75-year mark, and to commemorate it, they’ve found a new way to test the water-fastness of the watch. Mido is partnering up with the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
Even though we’re not in the midst of watch show season, there have still been plenty of new watch announcements as of late. The latest to hit the wire – yes, even more recent than yesterday’s Apple Watch hullaballoo – are two new iterations in the Mido Ocean Star Automatic lineup.
No, no, it’s not the 20th anniversary of Mido Watches. Rather, this year marks 20 years since they introduced their “Inspired by Architecture” watches. Which means, to be perfectly fair, the name of this watch is the Mido Ocean Star Inspired by Architecture 20th Anniversary Limited Edition. Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, so we’re sticking with Mido Ocean Star 20th Anniversary for this article.
I’ve looked at a few different Mido watches over the last couple of years, and while they have been a variety of types and styles, it’s safe to say that none of them were purpose-built dive watches. That’s not something that the brand has really focused on or put to the forefront. Well, that changes with today’s release of the Mido Ocean Star Diver 600.
I can’t say as that I’m all that familiar with the original collaboration between Mido and Horween that resulted in the first Mido Multifort (back in 2015), but I am fully engaged with this latest one, the Mido Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition. You create a clean-looking watch like this and pair it up with a pair of straps made from impeccable leather? You, ladies and gentlemen, have my attention.
Who among us hasn’t liked the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright? Whether it’s Falling Water in Southwestern Pennsylvania, or the homes of the midwest, one of Wright’s guiding principles was to try and make architecture that complements and extends the surroundings of the land it sits on. How then do we explain something like the Guggenheim museum in New York?
Back at the end of 2018, we brought you word of the new Mido Multifort Chronometer which was the first time the Multifort lineup got to bring the Caliber 80 Si movement in. Well, some time has gone by, and now it?s time to dress up the Mido Multifort Chronometer in some new duds.
Seems this year might be the year of the see-through dial, in some form or fashion. Not that long ago we had the lovely sapphire hue coming from Christopher Ward (seen here), and now we’ve got Mido coming on hot with their take, in the form of the Mido Commander Gradient.