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Mido Ocean Star GMT: A Complete Package of Versatile Watch

Mido Ocean Star GMT is one of the most popular collections under Mido. A versatile and high-functionality tool watch, explore more here!
Apr 29, 2024

Mido as part of the Swatch Group has been continuously making reliable timepieces since 1918. Throughout that long journey, Mido Ocean Star, which was first introduced in 1942, is one collection that still exists in popularity now. It becomes an important milestone for the brand which starts offering a colorful of options for diving watches

These days Ocean Star collection watches exhibit the spirit of modern and robust diving tools. But the latest one that joins the line and gains the most recognition is Mido Ocean Star GMT. This line has been part of the collection since 2020 and it comes in three different variations. 

Adding more practicality and functionality, the GMT feature does add something to the already impressive timepiece. In this article, we’re going to explore more about the Mido Ocean Star watch collection, especially the one with GMT complications.

At a Glance: Mido Ocean Star Collection

The name Ocean Star has always represented a strong lineup of watches. However, it took decades before it developed into the diver’s tool we associate with its current collection. This evolution was marked by the release of the brand’s first decompression timer in 1961: the Powerwind 1000 ref. 5907. 

This model introduces a more robust set of technical features, particularly for diving, including water resistance up to 1,000 feet and a combination of a rotating bezel and multicolored dial indicating decompression stop.

It is important to note the importance of this model in the historical context of Mido and the Ocean Star line in order to understand Mido’s conscious attempt to represent his past in his modern watch. 

As we’ve mentioned above, Mido added the GMT feature to the latest edition of Ocean Star in 2020. It comes in three variations: black. blue, and rose gold. To further elevate and spoil its fans, Mido introduced Ocean Star GMT Special Edition this year – allowing for an enchanting appearance and upgraded performance. 

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Mido Ocean Star GMT Review

There are obvious reasons why the GMT edition is very much loved – besides the fact that GMT watches never go out of style. Let’s see why.

Mido Ocean Star GMT Blue Ref. M026.629.17.051.00

It’s been quite a while since Mido first introduced the GMT models under the Ocean Star collection. The design adds another hour-hand to indicate the second time in another time zone – it comes in a 24-hour scale. Despite the various versions of GMT watches in the market, the GMT dive watch made by Mido is still loved by many. 

Among the three variations, let’s get closer to the black one, the Ocean Star GMT Blue Ref. M026.629.17.051.00. At a glance, the watch flaunts beauty inside and out where the main highlight lies on its finely decorated Elaboré-grade automatic movement known as the Mido Caliber 80. The movement boasts an impressive 80 hours of power reserve.

Further, the movement is crafted with 25 jewels and runs at 21,600 BPH (3 Hertz). Not only an impressive performance but also a great detail that Mido puts into making this movement. Down to its oscillating weight, this engine is decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido’s logo.

Moving on to the appearance, let’s get started with the watch dimensions. Measuring 44mm in diameter, 13.28mm in thickness, and 50mm lug-to-lug distance, the watch definitely would wear big on the wrist. Mido also boats durability through its sturdy watch case that can withstand corrosion and is non-magnetic. 

Built to create a sporty and masculine look, the watch is set to be a professional tool watch – both as a diving tool and GMT. Not only a screw-down case back but also a screw-down signed crown which allows for a water resistance of 200m. That makes a good companion for your diving activities, especially with its flat sapphire crystal.

With all those features and performances, Mido generously offers a nice package of diving tools. A stunning timepiece lives up to its name as the gleaming star of the ocean. 

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Mido Ocean Star GMT Special Edition

In the next edition of Mido Ocean Star GMT, the brand offers another legit timepiece to adore. Acquiring the special edition title explains the fact that it comes in upgraded style, features, and performances. Above all, versatility is the main headline about this watch that makes it one of the most practical timepieces in the market.

The time when Mido introduced the watch, which is just lately, managed to gain attention. The watch makes a great balance, either in quality or price. For you who looks for the reason, let’s get closer to the watch.

Born as a dive watch but given an additional GMT feature allow the watch to combine the performance of diving tools and the functionality of the true GMT. Powering the watch is the Mido caliber 80 with eighty hours of power reserve which is actually the same as the other Mido Ocean Star GMT watches – yet this one is based on ETA C07.661 (Powermatic 80).

Moving on to how reliable the watch is as a diving tool, it is equipped with the standard requirements you need. A screw-down crown to prevent the water from entering and damaging the movement, screw-down case back with the engraving of 24 time zones around the world, unidirectional bezel with 60 minutes scale, well-applied lume, and 200m of water resistance.

As for the appearance, you definitely notice the Pepsi bezel at a first glance. Indeed, the Pepsi bezel has made a popular presence in GMT watches industry. The watch also measures in proportional dimensions for gentlemen’s size at 44mm diameter and 13.28mm thick. It’s such an ideal size, especially considering the date and GMT complication.

In brief, this Mido Ocean Star GMT makes a good watch with its durable and sturdy dive watch construction as well as a fine addition of the GMT feature to complete the overall package.

Final Verdict

An outstanding journey is certainly valid proof to claim how Mido can be a reliable brand to provide impressive watches, such as the Mido Ocean Star collection. At the heart of the collection, the ones with additional GMT feature makes a nice appeal among watch enthusiasts. Not only that it gives a professional diving tool but also a solid timepiece to be on travelers’ wrists with the GMT complication.

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