Two years after Mido collaborated with U.S.-based leather maker Horween, the Swiss watchmaker, known for its strong price-value ratio, this week adds a new model that highlights the strengths of both companies. The new Mido Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition is among the most easily read dials anywhere, with large, luminescent Arabic numerals around a dark ribbed dial set into a 44mm steel-cased coated with an aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment. The ribbing on the dial is actually styled to recall vertical Geneva stripes.
Inspired by a Multifort of the 1940s, the Multifort Escape, now offered in three different editions, is Mido’s largest three-hand model. This special edition is supplied with two easily interchangeable Horween leather straps: the Essex, in brown genuine calfskin, whose patina will develop over time, with black stitching, and American Football in black genuine calfskin with beige stitching – the official leather used by Horween to manufacture American footballs for more than seventy years. Both are fitted with a stainless steel pin buckle with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment.
The watch is equipped with ETA’s Caliber 80, an impressive automatic movement that offers an incredible eighty hours of power reserve. The Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition is water-resistant up to 100 meters, and the watch arrives with two Horween bracelets. Price: $1,090
Specifications: Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition
Movement: Automatic Caliber 80 (ETA C07.611 base), finely embellished Elaboré movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
Case: three-piece 44mm stainless steel with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, screwed case back, transparent case back, engraved serial number, water-resistant to 100 meters
Dial: Black, vertical Geneva stripes, beige minute circle, beige Super-LumiNova® on the numerals, date at 6 o'clock. Hands are matte black-varnished skeleton hour, minute and second hands with beige Super-LumiNova.
Straps: Two easily interchangeable Horween straps:
• Essex: brown genuine calfskin, whose patina will develop over time, black stitching, stainless steel pin buckle with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment.
• American football: black genuine calfskin strap, football pattern, beige stitching, stainless steel pin buckle with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment.