The Mido Commander is an iconic piece of watchmaking. Akin to the Tissot Le Locle in price, size, and quality, you rarely go wrong with a nice Commander. Now the company is making a new model with a big date at 6 o’clock, a welcome departure from the line’s simple three-handed design. It is called, quite simply, the Mido Commander Big Date.

The big date complication is just as it sounds: it’s a big date window with dual wheels that shows the date in two digits. It’s historically been a nice ad-on to pilot’s and other bigger watches and it looks great on the Commander.

It has an 80 hour power reserve with a beautiful Caliber 80 movement. It comes in multiple case and dial styles. From the release:

To open the celebration of its 100 anniversary, Mido is launching the Commander Big Date: a series of innovative models presenting a large date aperture at 6 o’clock. For these models, Mido has developed an exclusive movement with a large date aperture based on its Caliber 80. Offering unrivalled date legibility, this new line adopts the codes that have given the Commander its legendary status: a sunray satin-finished dial that is extremely pure, protected by an elegant round case in satin-finished stainless steel and enhanced by a polished bezel.

The Commander Big Date will cost between 960 and 1090 Euro and is available now.

By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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  1. I’ve always liked the bezelless (Is that a word?) design of the Commander. The big date is the icing on the cake. Great looking watch that punches above its weight class.

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