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The Ocean Star 200C Blue - Rubber Ref. M042.430.17.041.00 diver gets a matching integrated rubber strap.
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 200C Blue on Rubber Strap Ref. M042.430.17.041.00 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.
|Ocean Star 200C Blue - Rubber Ref. M042.430.17.041.00
The Ocean Star sized for modern tastes at a 42.5mm diameter case with a height of 12mm. 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 furthers bears their iconic mid-case design with a mixture of high polish on the sides and satin-brushed finishing on the top surface, enhancing 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 dark blue tone, and is narrow like it supposed to be, rotating at 120 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.
Slim profile case construction
Now let's move on to what's underneath the ultra-resistant flat sapphire crystal. The round hour markers are applied nicely onto its oceanic blue dial, with hash markers in-between for a more precise reading. The refreshing blue dial to gets a nice texture, reminiscing a unique sense of ocean waves . All these traits are the definition and a nod to dive watches of the '60s with modern craftsmanship. Oh, Super-LumiNova® applied on the indexes and hands to ensure perfect readability, whatever the conditions.
Iconic Ocean Star caseback
Deployant clasp with diver extension
At the core of the Ocean Star 200C Blue - Rubber Ref. M042.430.17.041.00 lies the Mido Caliber 80 automatic movement, a modified 25 jewel ETA C07.621 day/date movement. The movement's main highlights include the boosted 80-hour power reserve achieved by lowering the 4 Hz beat rate of 28,800 beats per hour to 3 Hz (21,600 beats per hour). The lowered beat rate also translates to a more robust movement due to the lesser friction produced between the parts over time. With the screw-in case back and a screw down crown at the 3 o’clock position, this piece is equipped with a capable water resistance of 200m (660 ft), ready for some underwater adventures.
The Ocean Star 200C Blue on Rubber Strap Ref. M042.430.17.041.00 continues to celebrate the Ocean Star diver. With its strong fusion of modern with vintage vibes that pays the appropriate tribute of their very own 1960s vibe, Mido Ocean Star 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.