If you read my prior review on the Mido Multifort (here), you’re aware that I was, shall we say, smitten with the Geneva stripe treatment given to the dial.  It’s equal parts subtle and dramatic, and I dig the uniqueness of that movement finishing showing up front.  So, when a new GMT version was announced, it should surprise no one that I was all ears.  So, what does the Mido Multifort GMT have in store for you when it’s released later this year?

Well, for starters, the Mido Multifort GMT has a smaller case than the Escape we just reviewed (LINK), in this case, showing up in a 42mm guise (another plus in my book).  For anyone who has owned a dual-crown watch, you should be instantly familiar with the layout, though the look of the case does fit with Mido’s aesthetic.  The lower crown controls all of the normal movement sorts of things, while the upper crown is for setting the internal GMT bezel.

Taking a closer look at the bezel of the Mido Multifort GMT reveals that, while it’s “just” numerals (there is a variant with city names), they have gone with the classic red/blue color combo for seperating day and night.  This is something I missed at first, and was pleased to see it there.  And while I certainly have no problem with an external bezel, the internal does lend things a bit of elegance, as well as preventing any accidental bumps of things (IE, this is a good option for someone who stays in one time zone for longer periods).

 The rest of the dial of the  Mido Multifort GMT will be familiar to those who are, well, familiar with the Multifort line.  The Geneva stripes look to be as captivating as always, and one of the models (the more interesting one, to my eye) has a lovely shade of dark blue applied to it.  This sets off the rose gold finish of the case and handset quite well.  For those looking for something more subdued, there is a black dial, or a cream dial (which has gold accents).

When the Mido Multifort GMT is released later this month, it will carry a price tag of $1,290 sign up here(you can to be notified when it’s out).  Also, hopefully around that time, we’ll be able to bring you a hands-on review of the new watch.  In the meantime, feel free to let us know (in the comments, or over in Slack) what you think of this watch, and if there are any others in the Mido lineup that you’d like us to take a look at.  midowatches.com

Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: Mido Multifort GMT
  • Price: $1,290
  • Who we think it might be for: You like GMT, and you like your compressor-style dual-crown cases.  This is the peanut butter cup you’ve been waiting for.
  • Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen? Quite possibly, good sir, quite possibly.
  • If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: That date wheel could do with being darker, if not color-matched
  • What spoke to me the most about this watch: Geneva Stripes + GMT = GTG
Tech Specs from Mido
  • Movement
    • Mido Caliber 1193 Automatic Movement (ETA 2893-2 base), 111?2’’’, Ø25.60 mm, thickness: 4.10 mm, 21 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, NIVACHOC and NIVACOURBE anti-shock system, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring. 
    • Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. 
    • Functions: HMSD + GMT. 
    • Adjusted on 4 different positions for high accuracy. 
    • Minimum 42 hours of power reserve.
  • Case
    • Stainless steel 316L with rose gold PVD treatment, Ø42 mm, 2 pieces
    • Sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides
    • Transparent case back revealing the finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement
    • Engraved serial number
    • Screwed crown and case back
    • Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft).
  • Strap:  Brown crocodile-look genuine leather strap and stainless steel folding clasp with rose gold PVD treatment.
  • Dial:  Blue, vertical Geneva stripes, individually applied faceted indexes, date at 3 o’clock.
  • Hands:  Diamond polished hour and minute hands, polished seconds hand and red varnished second time zone hand.

Last Update: April 17, 2018

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