Published on July 19th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mido Commander Chronometer Limited Edition M016.415.11.261.00
Mido has just launched its only COSC-certified chronograph in the Commander collection. Sporty and bold, the new Commander Chronometer Limited Edition is a rare piece that will appeal to all fine watchmaking enthusiasts. Its wide opening, faceted and domed sapphire crystal and beautiful polished, lacquered ivory dial join forces to create an extraordinary face in tribute to the retro conventions that are behind the success of this iconic collection. Fully compliant with the high standards of the Swiss official chronometer testing institute, its automatic chronograph movement guarantees absolute precision. Limited to only 999 pieces, the Commander Chronometer Limited Edition is a new model that reflects the excellence of Mido’s watchmaking expertise.
The lines of its round case in satin-finished steel endow the Commander collection with an inimitable and immediately recognisable silhouette, just like the Eiffel Tower. And like this unique structure, it has withstood the effects of time to retain an eternally youthful aspect. Its exceptional lifespan is indisputable proof of its success: the Commander has been produced by Mido without interruption since 1959. It has thus spanned more than five decades, preserving the DNA that has forged its reputation. Much like Paris’s symbolic monument, the Commander has become a genuine icon, epitomising Swiss watchmaking tradition and expertise.
The new Commander Chronometer Limited Edition expresses the quintessence of the Commander collection. Its round steel 42.50 mm case provides it with a wide opening. Protected by a faceted domed sapphire crystal, the exquisite polished and lacquered ivory dial produces an inimitable beauty. With its retro style, coupled with an assertive sporty character, this model surprises with its unusual design. The chronograph’s two snailed anthracite counters are a perfect illustration. Located at 12 and 6 o’clock, they contrast exquisitely with the dial ivory background. Several orange touches highlight the sporty look of the Commander Chronometer Limited Edition and evoke the visual identity of Mido, found on the chronograph’s three hands as well as the hour markers. The markers are coated with Super-LumiNova® for greater legibility at night. The aperture at 3 o’clock displays the day and the date.
As Mido’s only COSC-certified chronograph, the Commander Chronometer Limited Edition is a unique piece, reserved for aficionados of fine mechanical watchmaking. Its automatic chronograph movement is certified by the Swiss official chronometer testing institute, guaranteeing a high level of accuracy.
Like the Eiffel Tower from which the Commander collection draws its inspiration, the Chronometer Limited Edition will stand the test of time without showing its age. Water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bars (50 m/165 ft), it is fitted with a satin-finished steel bracelet with folding clasp. Its transparent case back reveals the finely decorated chronometer movement with its blued screws and oscillating weight decorated with Geneva Stripes and the Mido logo.
The Commander Chronometer Limited Edition is limited to only 999 pieces and is supplied in a special case.
Automatic chronograph ETA Valjoux 7750 COSC-certified chronometer, 13¼’’’, Ø30.00 mm, height: 7.90 mm, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph
ANACHRON balance-spring, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring
Finely decorated chronometer movement with blued screws, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva Stripes and Mido logo
Adjusted on 5 different positions for high accuracy
Power reserve of 48 hours minimum
HMS + Chrono + Day + Date
Time: hour and minute hands, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chrono: 60-second chronograph in the centre, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Day and date at 3 o’clock
Satin-finished 316L stainless steel, polished bezel, Ø42.50 mm, 3 pieces, faceted and domed sapphire crystal, transparent case back revealing the finely decorated chronometer movement, Limited Edition XXX / 999 and serial number engraved on the case back, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bars (50 m / 165 ft)
Bracelet and folding clasp in satin-finished 316L stainless steel
Ivory, polished and lacquered, two snailed anthracite counters, applied polished indexes with orange Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock
Hands: Flat diamond cut, hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova® for easy readability at night, varnished orange 60-second chronograph hand