Movement : Automatic Mido Cal. 80
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : August 2020
Case Size : 40mm
Case Thickness : 13.5mm
Lug to Lug : 46.5mm
Lugs : 21mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Mido box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 21mm vintage-style mesh bracelet with a signed clasp plus two additional straps in the box. The watch is from August 2020 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a MIDO Decompression 1961 Re-issue Hodinkee limited edition of 1,961 pieces based on the original 1961 Mido Powerwind 1000, ref. 5907 which had a production run until 1965, sold to Hodinkee shoppers, it was globally exclusive on their website since they are a Mido Authorised Dealer. The polished 40mm stainless steel case curves over your wrist with tapered lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 46.8mm and a case thickness of 13.5mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, is a signed screw-down crown. A unidirectional dive bezel has a lume pip at 12 o’clock and large printed numerals holding a box sapphire crystal above the striking decompression dial. Lume-coated baton indexes at the hour surrounding four rings in blue, pink, green and yellow with the all-important timings for decompression where a diver stops for a set time to remove the chance of the “Bends” where nitrogen dissolved under high pressure in the bloodstream normally through the process of respiration forms bubbles in the blood when the pressure decreases too rapidly, these bubbles can be lethal. In the centre, we have Arabic 12, 3, 6 and 9 numerals with baton indexes coated in luminance marking the hours, and at 3 o’clock a date window. The hands consist of a long minute hand and a shorter hour hand infilled with luminance complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. On the reverse a screw-down case back with the number out of 1,961 and the details of the watch engraved around the edge, in the centre in relief of the Ocean Star starfish, inside an automatic Mido Cal. 80, 25 jewels, beating at 21,600 beats per hour, the movement has a base of the Swatch-owned ETA C07.621. The watch comes fitted on a 21mm vintage-style mesh bracelet with a signed clasp plus two additional straps in the box and the watch comes with its Mido presentation box and paperwork.
When this watch was first released I had a few come across my desk and all sold before they could hit the website, now things have settled down we can now bring one to the website at an incredibly fair price. Most of you know my love for vintage Mido, I own multiple and am always on the lookout for great examples, this "Rainbow" as it was often referred is an incredibly difficult vintage model to find, so this re-release is perfect and brings all the charm with modern build quality and reliability, I wouldn't hesitate on this one.
Mido was founded by Mr Georges Schaeren in Switzerland in 1918. His first watches represented car radiators in shape and were advertised as motorist watches. One made in Platinum was given to the King of Spain in 1927. The word MIDO comes from the Spanish word “Yo Mido” meaning “I Measure”. Today they are part of the Swatch Group.