5 Essential Mido Watches Now Available at Harry Rosen

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The idea of the perfect watch is as subjective as the perfect vacation or the perfect meal, but it doesn’t stop us from debating it anyway. Regardless of whether your perfect timepiece is a 1960s-style vintage diver, a modern minimalist design or something dressier, however, there’s a good chance Mido has one to fit the bill. In business since 1918, Mido has a long and rich heritage of advanced design and innovative engineering that continues today. Better still, with most of their current lineup available for purchase via Harry Rosen’s new online watch boutique, it’s never been easier to get your hands on one of your own. Here are our top picks from this highly underrated Swiss brand. 

Ocean Star 200C 

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As you may know from our recent story on the Mido Ocean Star Decompression Timer 1961 limited-edition, Mido has a long history of making unique dive watches. This recent addition to Mido’s Ocean Star family of professional-grade divers, however, has a much more contemporary look and feel, thanks to a wave-textured dial available in three colours. Easily wearable on workdays and weekends, it proves its worth with details like a ceramic bezel insert, Super-Luminova, screw-down crown and case back, and a Swiss-made movement with an 80-hour power reserve. ($1,325)

Multifort Patrimony Chronograph

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If you love the look of pre-war chronographs but don’t fancy trying to outbid a horde of collectors for an original, this stunner is for you. Modelled after the 1937 Mido Multichrono, this piece updates the design of the original with a modern 42mm case (in this version stainless steel with rose gold PVD coating) and a “weekend-proof” Swiss-made ETA movement with 60 hours of power reserve. ($2,590)

Commander Gradient

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Perhaps no other piece in the Mido lineup better illustrates the brand’s aesthetic than the bold and modern Commander Gradient, whose transparent gradient dial reveals a glimpse at the automatic movement beneath. Available in several distinct variations (including in black PVD and rose gold PVD), we think it looks best in full sport watch mode in stainless steel on a matching bracelet. ($1,225)

Ocean Star GMT

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No matter how many watches you have in your collection, it’s pieces like this sturdy, functional diver that inevitably end up getting the most wrist time. In addition to the Ocean Star’s midcentury aesthetics, 200-metre water resistance, and locking crown, this model adds the functionality of a second time zone via the GMT hand and the bonus of a time zone chart engraved on the case back. ($1,550)

Baroncelli Heritage Gent

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No watch collection is complete without a piece designed for the most formal of occasions (but still wearable pretty much any day of the week). That’s the thesis behind this classical dress watch, complete with a minimal white dial and dauphine-style hands, and just the right amount of pop thanks to a bold blue seconds hand. ($1,250)