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  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
  • Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1
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Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1

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Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1

“INSPIRED BY CLASSICAL AND SOPHISTICATED MONUMENTS. WITH THEIR DETAILS AND HARMONIOUS SHAPES”

1976 Mido launched its first Baroncelli model 40 years or so ago. Mido presented a new collection which perpetuates the spirit of the line. The line consists of purely classical interpretation, inspired by the sublime and timeless aesthetic of stringed instruments. Today, we take a look at the Mido Baroncelli Midnight Blue Ref. M8600.4.15.1. The Baroncelli collection launched in tribute of their own 40 years of product line with Mido, and it's a very straightforward piece of watchmaking.

Mido Baroncelli Midnight Blue Gent Ref. M8600.4.15.1

The Baroncelli Midnight Blue design elements have been influenced by the architecture of the Rennes Opera House in France, unveiled in 1836, since then, it boasts harmonious and elegant architecture, with outstanding interior decoration. The Baroncelli reflects this elegance and grandeur of the 18th-century architecture that the Opera House beholds.

Let's dive into the dimensions of this Mido, available in stainless steel case measuring at 38mm wide and 37mm from lugs to lugs, totally a perfect fitting and proportion even for the slimmest wrist. The Baroncelli nails best would be its thickness. At 9.1mm in height, keeping its thin and elegance for anyone to strap on and out for corporate meetings and dinner dates at your favorite restaurants. The case is sophisticated from the top; for an instant, the thin bezel creates more dial and old-school dress watch look. And the slightly thick lugs allowing the Baroncelli to feel sturdy with much versatility and then some. All these little details enhance the wrist presence and experience for the wearer thoroughly.


70s Blue sunray satin-finished dial

Speaking on architecture influence, if anyone of you has been to the Rennes Opera House, once knows the glass windows and old concrete walls plays an essential factor in the old-school cathedral charm of the 18th-century. If anyone of you disbelieve this, I strongly suggest heading there and spend some time there. Within minutes you will be enticed by the surrounding atmosphere where the old-school warmth absorbed into you, creating a sort of elevated mood.

That same experience is adopted here when one glance underneath the flat sapphire crystal of the Baroncelli  Midnight Blue. The sunburst blue dial evokes both elegance and certain mystery while allow one to admire when glancing for time-check, allowing the sunburst effect to dance freely depending on how the light hits the surface. To top things off, faceted metallic markers are applied on the periphery with small white strokes at the minute intervals. The "Mido, Automatic" logo applied on the top of the dial whereas the date display and “Baroncelli” font balanced below. Dress watch kind of watchmaking gets pretty hard done as there are only a few elements to play within, but Mido nails a unique way to display the date window perfectly on the dial without interrupting any elements.

Automatic caliber 80Si based on the ETA C07.611
Under the dial spots, the in-house Caliber 80 automatic movement from Mido. The Caliber 80 is the latest generation automatic watch movement — the caliber 80 of MIDO based on the ETA C07.611 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 CO7.611 features a Nivachoc spring with its frequency reduced to 21,600 Hz for and an improved mainspring capacity. The caliber 80 inside the Baroncelli makes it so value-driven as it hoods one of the highest-quality movements today at an exceptional price point.

Finally, the multi-links bracelet made of steel with the same impeccable finishing, give the Baroncelli Midnight Blue the superb versatility watch-look.

Open case-back exhibition

Everything on the Mido Midnight Blue Ref. M8600.4.15.1 has been piece together beautifully in both the design and how its executed — offering incredible details that make it one of the most refined pieces in the collection. It further looks both elegant and reliable, with its heritage of a century worth of watchmaking prowess, and an undisrupted mechanical line since the early days. One can now be a very satisfying watch to wear the Baroncelli every day while still able to admire what ticks inside it now and then with unrivaled large date legibility and 80 hours of power reserve.

Specifications

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Maker
MIDO
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Movement
Swiss automatic movement Caliber (base ETA C07.611 / 2824-2)
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Dial
Sunburst blue
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Case
Stainless steel
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Bezel
Fixed bezel
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Crown type
Push-in crown
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Lug width
20mm
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Crystal material
Sapphire crystal
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Strap
Stainless steel
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Water resistance
50m
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Dimensions
38mm in diameter, 37mm lug to lug, 9.1mm thick

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