Once again demonstrating its ability to meld history, a good look and strong value, Mido this week introduces the latest model in its wide-ranging Multifort collection.
Perhaps the most retro-tinged design in the Multifort collection, this new Multifort Patrimony betrays its historical perspective with an excellent sunray satin-finished domed dial, offered in blue, brown or anthracite. Vintage touches also include the pulsimeter scale on the edge of the dial, the box sapphire crystal protecting it and the hand shape.
At 40mm, the more contemporary steel case (also offered with a gold PDF plating) houses the firm’s own Caliber 80, a truly modern automatic caliber made for Mido by parent company ETA. The movement offers an incredible eighty hours of power reserve, a statistic you’ll not find elsewhere at this price range outside the Swatch Group.
This automatic movement is decorated on its rotor with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo, both visible through a transparent case back. Mido accentuates the Multifort Patrimony’s technical update by attaching a natural brown or black cow leather strap, though adds a more traditional pin buckle to finish it. The Mido Multifort Patrimony is water-resistant to 50 meters.
Price: $890 (steel) and $1,000 (rose gold PVD).
Specifications: Mido Multifort Patrimony
Movement: Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.621 base) with decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
Case: 40mm polished and satin-finished 3-piece steel (or rose gold PVD), box sapphire crystal and screwed case back, movement visible through the transparent case back, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to 50 meters
Dial: Domed, graduated blue, brown or anthracite, sunray satin-finished, indexes coated with white SuperLuminova, pulsimeter scale around the edge. Date aperture at 6 o’clock, flat diamond-cut hour and minute hands with white SuperLuminova, flat diamond-cut seconds hand.
Strap: Black or brown cow leather, natural look, pin buckle in stainless steel.