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Seventy-five years after the unveiling of its very first Ocean Star, MIDO is launching a special-edition series in homage to this iconic collection, known since the 1940s for its unfailing water-resistance.
The two new Ocean Star Tribute collection is a magnificent contemporary reinterpretation of the diver's watches created in the 1960s.
|Mido Ocean Star Tribute Gradient Blue Ref. M026.807.11.041.01
The Ocean Star is the brand's nautical dive watch collection that consists of the most modern Swiss Made divers in different color variants and strap combos. Every single piece from the collection is modernly designed both in and out, until today where Mido took up the bold challenge of reviving a resonant part of its watchmaking heritage in the form of the Ocean Star Tribute Blue M026.830.11.041.00 that we are about to introduce. The design cues strongly reflect on its vintage 37mm MIDO SkyDive Diver and Diver Scuba, while the resemblance more closely to the latter for its hour markers.
The Ocean Star Tribute sized for modern tastes at a 40.5mm diameter case with a height of 13.4mm. The straightforward and robust design, which was archetypal that stamped the world of dive watches since its popularity of recreational diving in the 60s. The Ocean Star Tribute furthers bears their iconic straight lugs mid-case design with a mixture of high polish on all sides to enhance the tool-watch of the 60s look. The finishings done here, to be honest, is almost impeccable, elevating luxurious sides out from its shadow. The bezel features an azure blue tone, and is narrow like it supposed to be, rotating at 60 clicks crisply in an anti-clockwise direction. The case back has a beautiful surprise in store- decorated with a polished starfish in relief, the historical symbol of the Ocean Star.
|Tribute to its 60s Diver Scuba
|Caliber 80 based on the ETA C07.621
|SuperLuminova for Superb Glow In Dark
Up till now are the looks and vibes of what a 60s diver should be like, the movement shifts things to the modern side — the caliber 80 of MIDO based on the ETA C07.621 with a full 80-hour power reserve. The Caliber 80 is considered in-house as MIDO is part of the Swatch group family, and the modified ETA CO7.621 features a Nivachoc balance spring with its frequency reduced to 21,600 Hz for and an improved mainspring capacity. The caliber 80 inside the Ocean Star makes it so value-driven as it hoods one of the highest-quality movements today at an exceptional price point.
The Ocean Star Tribute gradient Blue comes with an additional strap - a matching blue rubber so that it can adapt to any occasion or desire.
The Ocean Star Tribute Gradient Blue Ref. M026.807.11.041.01 continues to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their Ocean Star diver. With its strong vintage vibes that pays the appropriate tribute of their very own 1960s vibe, Mido Ocean Star Tribute collection are sized for both modern and nostalgic tastes while featuring historically accurate traits that watch enthusiasts seek today. What's more, the caliber 80 inside the robust diver feels more than enough to justify this Ocean Star for its value proposition.