Fans of Swiss brand Mido will be relieved to hear my appointment is fixed with them at Baselworld on Thursday March 23rd.
One of the dress watches on show will be the 40th Anniversary Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si, with an upgrade to a silicon balance-spring at its heart.
With this new watch Mido has created an 18-carat rose gold bezel surrounding a COSC-certified chronometer movement featuring the aforesaid silicon balance-spring. In addition to its anti-magnetic properties, this component offers greater long-term accuracy than a standard balance-spring as well as better shock-resistance, while the Caliber 80 movement gives the watch a power reserve of up to 80 hours. The chronometer movement is finely decorated with blued screws and an oscillating weight adorned with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo, visible through the transparent case back.
As with many watches in the Mido Collection, the Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer takes its inspiration from architecture, this time from a cultured source; the Baroque-influenced neoclassical style of Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
The 40mm watch has a 316L stainless steel case and white lacquered dial, which has also been polished. The applied indexes are in gold color, as are the double-sided hour and minute hands (one side sandblasted, the other diamond-cut) and the diamond-cut seconds hand. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock.
Water-resistant to 30 meters, the Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si comes with a polished 316L stainless steel bracelet complete with folding clasp. Price for this model is EUR 1,940.