As most of you know, Mido is an incredible value brand. It’s really difficult to find a watch that compares in quality near the same price point. The Ocean Star Captain IV, probably our 2nd best selling after the Multifort series, has gained an incredible following over the last few years and it’s easy to see why. The build is excellent, the movement is a workhorse, and the price is tough to beat in a 200m dive watch. This year at the Basel Fair, Mido introduced a new series of Titanium OSC IV’s, and the 1st to deliver is the Mido Ocean Star Captain IV Titanium M011.430.54.061.02.
The Ocean Star started out in 1959. It was a unique case design that was one solid piece construction and could only be entered by removing the crystal. This piece also introduced the Aquadura stem and crown sealing system, that basically was a cork insert to prevent water from entering the case through the crown, which is still used today. The weird thing about the original Ocean Star is that now, the design is now called the Commander, and the Ocean Star series has a totally new dive inspired design.
The Mido Ocean Star Captain IV Titanium M011.430.54.061.02 is all titanium case and bracelet. The uni-direction 60 min bezel is also Titanium, with a rose gold plating that is slightly dulled by the titanium. The combination looks very impressive and gives much character to a fairly simple watch. Also adding to it’s character, the bracelet is a combination of brushed and polished finish, which is quite unique to find on titanium.
The black wave pattern dial is very simple and clean with rose gold accents on the Mido logo as well as all the indexes and second hand. The luminescence glows a bright blue for clear legibility at night. The dial is actually pretty wide considering the diver bezel. The case itself is 43.5mm wide, 11.43mm thick and weighs in at a mere 121.7g. The nice size combined with the light weight of the Titanium makes for a very comfortable wear.
Mido utilizes the ETA 2836-2 movement with a very nice polish and Geneva striping on the rotor. The movement is your basic 3 hand with both day and date feature. There is mineral crystal to expose the nicely done movement on the case back, and there is sapphire crystal on the front protecting the dial. The overall build on this piece is very impressive, especially for the price.
Retail on the Mido Ocean Star Captain IV Titanium M011.430.54.061.02 is $1,180, and continues to prove the point that Mido is an outstanding value. This wonderful addition to the Mido lineup just delivered to AZ Fine Time and is now available for order. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.
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