Mido’s New Ocean Star Watches Are a Deep Sea Diver’s Dream


Humans have always been fascinated by the ocean, and since the invention of SCUBA in the middle of the 20th century, dive watches have been an essential tool for undersea exploration. Through advances like a revolutionary single-shell case and the AQUADURA crown sealing system, Mido quickly earned a reputation for creating tough, functional diving instruments designed to look as good on land as they do beneath the waves.

This tradition continues with Mido’s latest Ocean Star creations, which feature Swiss-made movements, modern materials like scratch-proof DLC and architecture-inspired design details. While most of us won’t necessarily use a dive watch to explore sunken wrecks or commune with whale sharks, the Ocean Star’s functionality, robustness and adventurous spirit remain as appealing today as it was in the 1960s.


The Ocean Star is a classic diver with a modern sensibility.

Ocean Star Chronograph


The latest addition to the Ocean Star family is this serious-looking chronograph featuring a matte black DLC-coated case, a tough ceramic bezel and a Swiss automatic movement.
$2,925, midowatches.com

Ocean Star GMT


In a contemporary twist on a classic dive watch design, this two-tone Ocean Star offers the functionality of a second time zone, along with the longevity of an 80-hour power reserve.
$1,700, midowatches.com

Ocean Star Tribute Mido

A throwback to the golden era of diving, this 1960s-inspired watch adds a scratch-proof sapphire crystal and a modern Swiss movement to a time-tested vintage design.
$1,325, midowatches.com

Deep Cut

Ocean Star Decompression Timer 1961


Mido’s Ocean Star Decompression Timer 1961 may make a colourful statement on the wrist, but this recently-released special edition (limited to just 1,961 pieces) is actually a highly functional diver’s instrument. Based on a much-sought 1960s model, the Ocean Star Skin Diver, this watch’s candy-coloured dial is designed to help divers safely return to the surface following a deep dive by using a series of decompression stops to time their ascent.
$1,450, midowatches.com