A member of Swatch, Mido is one of the quality watch brands in the world with around a century of manufacturing timepieces since its founding in 1918. Based in Le Locle, Switzerland, Mido has a global presence, thank to it's famous water-resistant sports and architectural watches. The word “Mido” originates from the Spanish phrase, “Yo Mido,” which means “I measure.”
|Mido Ocean Star 200C Titanium Black Ref. M042.430.44.051.00
The latest addition to Mido’s collection is the Mido Ocean Star 200C Titanium. At first glance, the fundamentals do not differ from the other watches in the Ocean Star series. However, Mido has updated the materials and colors for this watch.
Consequently, the all new watch case, which measures a respectable 42.50mm diameter, 12.3mm thick, and 48.5mm lug-to-lug, is now made of titanium. Despite a harder material to work with, Mido nails the craftsmanship with high polished and satin-finished surfaces, just like its stainless steel brethren. However, the watch exudes a darker gray color that lends a tool-ish outlook, and enjoys a considerably reduced weight at just below 130 grams (from about 190 grams in stainless steel). Wearing this new timepiece on the wrist would be much more comfortable as a result.
Moreover, the titanium enhances resistance to corrosion, making this dive watch more durable than before. The remainder of the watch gives off an understated classic vibe, with the flat sapphire crystal with AR coating outlined by a unidirectional bezel. Speaking of which, a black ceramic insert is found along the all-important 60-minute scale for timing purposes. A robust 200m water-resistance is assured by the solid screw-down crown and sturdy case-back. The wearer can use the brushed titanium bracelet with folding clasp and diving extension to wear the watch.This titanium version of the Ocean Star 200C is bathed in matte black color dial that lends a more discreet and evergreen air to the look.This sober dial aligns with the case and boasts a wave pattern in contrast. Large, luminous hands indicating applied markers also filled with SLN, tell the time. A day-date function also comes with the timepiece.
Calibre 80 – Based on the ETA C07.621
Beneath the starfish-decorated case-back is an eminent movement of Swatch’s catalog, the Mido Caliber 80, otherwise called the ETA C07.621. This movement that beats at 3Hz and offers a decent 80h power reserve is offered in Elaboré grade.To complete the package, Mido fitted a 22mm matching sports bracelet in matching titanium material, resulting in a harmonious aesthetic while utilitarian for its wearer thanks to its built and lightweight-ness.
Intricate ripple patterns reminiscent of marine depths
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All in all, the 2022’s Mido Ocean Star 200C Titanium is a classic, value-for-money and well-equipped lightweight dive watch to ensure that you enjoy your recreational dives as much as your daily activities.