Two new versions of the Big Date joins the classic Baroncelli collection to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mido. The new watches, called the Mido Baroncelli Big date. Here is the Press Release information.
Mido Baroncelli Big Date
The design influence is the Baroque neoclassical style of Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and showcases the sophistication inherent to the ITalian archichetural tradition. The refined, rounded form inspired the Mido design.
To mark the 100th Anniversary of Mido, the new series of watches, equipped with a large date aperture and powered by the Caliber 80 movement is announced. The new models pay tribute to the brand’s core values of founder Georges Schaeren.
The dial has a large date aperture at 6 o’clock, and is touted to be one of the largest on the market in its price category.
Two models are announced. The first is a round, two tone polished steel case of 40mm diameter with a two tone bracelet.
And a second version is with a rose gold PVD over a stainless steel case, and is supplied with a black rolled edge leather strap fitted with a rose gold PVD treated stainless steel folding clasp.
The dial of the Baroncelli Big Date features a graining, and sits below the domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment on both sides. The hands are double sided – one side sandblasted, and the other diamond cut, to provide visual interest to the aesthetics. The seconds hand is diamond-cut. The bezel is a rose gold PVD treated double gadroon.
The movement is an automatic movement: the Caliber 80, which is an exclusive movement manufactured by ETA for Mido. In addition to its original date display, the Caliber 80 with large date aperture and up to 80 hours of power reserve. A decorated oscillating weight adorned with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo is visible through the transparent sapphire case back. The Baroncelli Big Date is water-resistant up to a pressure of 3 bars (30 m / 100 ft).
A total of seven Baroncelli Big Date watches have joined the Mido range.
Mido Baroncelli Big Date Technical Specifications and Price
Mido Caliber 80 Automatic
Movement (ETA C07.651 base),
11½’’’, Ø29.40 mm, height: 5.77 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, ELINFLEX mainspring, ELINCHRON II balance-spring.
Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo.
HMS and instant large aperture date functions. Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
M027.426.22.018.00: two-tone, 316L polished stainless steel, rose gold PVD-treated bezel and crown. M027.426.36.018.00: 316L polished stainless steel with rose gold PVD treatment.
Ø40 mm, 3 parts, domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, elaborate and finely decorated movement visible through the transparent case back with sapphire crystal, engraved serial number, water-resistant to a pressure of 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft).
M027.426.22.018.00: polished two-tone, 316L stainless steel and stainless steel with rose gold PVD treatment, stainless steel folding clasp.
M027.426.36.018.00: genuine black crocodile leather, rolled edge, stainless steel folding clasp.
Dial White grained, polished applied indexes, large two-level date aperture, situated at six o’clock.
Hands Double-sided hour and minute hands (one side sandblasted, the other diamond-cut), diamond-cut seconds
Retail price is US$1,080 for the bracelet SKU (ecomm link here) and US$1,000 for the one on the strap (ecomm link here).