After being debuted at the Basel Fair of March 2012, the new Mido Multifort Power Reserve PVD M005.424.36.052.22 has finally delivered from Switzerland and is another great addition to the Multifort line up. With the tremendous success of the Mido Multifort Special Edition PVD, Mido decided to introduce a new variation with a new movement, and entirely different look.
This latest rendition of Multifort is a similar dial deign to the M005.430.11.052.00 (which was released last year), yet has a PVD coating, an XL black leather strap with red stitching, and the obvious power reserve indicator at the 7 o’clock. The PVD case is 42mm wide and 10.6mm thick, making for a nice mid plus sized piece. The center dial and chapter ring are a matte black while there is a brushed steel (almost gunmetal in color) ring that has recessed index markers. Under those indexes are Arabic numerals which really contribute to its uncommon design. Protecting its unique dial is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
The black leather croco-calf strap is really nicely done in a semi-gloss with red stitching that gives it a sporty look. The strap has a pull apart deployment clasp that is also coated in PVD and bears the Mido logo. It’s amazing how something as small as the stitching on a band can really effect the character of a watch, and on this piece, it makes for a great compliment to an already impressive piece.
The movement is an ETA 2897, highly decorated and beautifully done with Geneva striping, perlage and blue screws. The finishing that Mido has for the money is incredible and by far a huge value compared to anything similar. The ETA 2897 is a workhorse movement that has 21 jewels, 28,800 bph, and shows hours minutes and seconds with date and power reserve display. I can easily say that any 2890 variation movement is great to have and can be found in a wide variety of watches that are a much higher price point. Luckily, Mido keeps them very reasonable.
The retail price on the Mido Multifort Power Reserve PVD M005.424.36.052.22 is $1,690. This is practically unheard of for any 2897. Mido is a true value brand that is hard to beat and we are proud to have them here at AZ Fine Time.
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