Mido Ocean Star GMT SE

In the watch world, we’re used to anniversary celebrations. Those tend to either be hundreds of years, or maybe a few decades. Then we have Mido, who does sort of do their own thing, in many ways. Their Ocean Star line has been around for 80 years now, so it’s time to celebrate. To commemorate that mark, they’ve introduced the Mido Ocean Star GMT SE.

  • Mido Ocean Star GMT SE

What is the Mido Ocean Star GMT SE?

Obviously, the Ocean Star line is going to be centered around water, and that means the ever-popular dive watch styling. On the other hand, a GMT complication is more commonly paired with something more flight oriented. So, does it work in a diver? I say yes, yes it does. The dive watch styling is a classic look that’s widely accepted. Put that water resistance (200m here), and you’ve got a watch that is truly ready for travel.

Sure, you do lose that dive timing bezel, but I’m willing to bet that most of us are not using those dive bezels for their intended purpose (unless Jason Heaton is reading this, then he actually does). So, it being swapped to a 24-hour scale works. It allows you to easily track a third time zone, while still keeping the diver styling.

  • Mido Ocean Star GMT SE
  • Mido Ocean Star GMT SE

Wrapping things up

On top of all of that, you’re getting not only the multi-link steel bracelet. You also get a NATO strap that allows you to easily switch it up into casual mode once you get to the hotel. If you want to pick one of these up, you’re in for a treat. Pricing is $1,310 for this edition, which seems to make a solid price to solve part of your summer travel packing. midowatches.com

  • Mido Ocean Star GMT SE
  • Mido Ocean Star GMT SE
  • Mido Ocean Star GMT SE

Mido Ocean Star GMT SE Tech Specs

  • Movement      
    • MIDO automatic Caliber 80 (ETA C07.661 base), 11½’’’, Ø 25.60 mm, 5.86 mm thick, 25 jewels, 21,600 Vib/h, Nivachron™ balance spring.
    • Finely decorated elaborate movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva Stripes and the MIDO logo.
    • HMSD + 24-hour GMT functions.
    • Adjusted in three different positions for optimal precision.
    • Power reserve of up to 80 hours.
  • Case             
    • Satin-finished and polished stainless steel, bidirectional rotating bezel with navy blue aluminium ring and silver-coloured markings (for even-numbered hour markers), white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, Ø 40.5 mm, 2-piece, “glassbox”-style sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and case back featuring a starfish polished in relief and the serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).
    • Lug-to-lug length: 46.99 mm.
  • Bracelet/strap 
    • Multi-link bracelet in satin-finished and polished stainless steel.
    • Folding clasp with diving extension and engraved Mido logo.
    • Easily interchangeable additional strap: NATO-style in navy blue with grey centre line, featuring a pin buckle engraved with the MIDO logo.
  • Dial               
    • Blue, with polished applique indexes highlighted with white Super-LumiNova®, date window at 3 o’clock.
    • Polished MIDO applique logo.
    • Silver-coloured flange indicating the odd-numbered hours.
  • Hands           
    • Flat diamond-cut hour and minutes highlighted with white Super-LumiNova®.
    • Flat diamond-cut large seconds.
    • Varnished red hand for the second time zone, highlighted with white Super-LumiNova®.

ByPatrick Kansa

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