At the 2014 Baselworld Fair, Mido debuted a great assortment of novelties for the year. Most exciting, and something AZ Fine Time has been anxiously awaiting, is the introduction of new calibers to the Mido line up, with extended power reserves as you have seen in some of the other Swatch Group brands. One of our favorites this year is the new Mido Two Crown Diver series, now in a new chronograph, with 60 hour power reserve.
The first in this series is the M005.914.37.050.00, with cool blue accents for the hands, indexes, and the first 15 minutes of the inner rotating bezel. We have seen a nice assortment of black and orange color combinations from Mido in the past. The addition of this new color to the 44mm PVD case with black Geneva striped dial makes for a beautiful addition to the series that we have not seen before. The strap attachment for this model is rubber with a black PVD coated deployment clasp and will retail for $2,300.
The second in this new series is a more traditional color combination from Mido including a anthracite Geneva striped dial and orange accents. Only the chronograph counters hands will have orange luminous material and there is also orange accented on the 15 minutes of the inner rotating bezel as well as the screw down chronograph pushers. The stainless steel case and bracelet will be finished in polished and brushed attributes, and have an open case back to see the highly decorated ETA base movement.
As most people know, ETA is owned by Swatch Group. Over the years, other brands such as Hamilton and Tissot have started to debut unique movements in the brands, with exclusive calibers for each brand. Now, Mido will have their own ETA modified movements unique to their brand. The new caliber uses an improved mainspring to provide the 60 hour power reserve and has gorgeous decoration including perlage, striping and blue screws. The M005.914.11.060.00 is set to retail at $2,230.
The final piece in the 2 Crown Diver Chronograph is the M005.914.17.030.00. This model will have a silvery-white striped dial, stainless steel case, and rubber strap with deployment clasp. All models use a crown at the 10:00 for the inner rotating bezel, have screw down chronograph pushers and have sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The M005.914.17.030.00 is going to be $2,200 retail. All 3 styles are scheduled for September delivery and are currently available for pre-order.
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