Mido announces a new diver watch: their most advanced one yet. The new Ocean Star Diver 600. Available in an all black version as well as a steel version. 600m water resistant, helium valve for saturation diving. It also features a push down bezel in ceramic with SuperLuminova Grade X markers for easy reading, while at the same time housing Mido’s COSC-certified movement the Caliber 80 Si with 80 hours power reserve.
The heart of the new model presents a distillation of several watchmaking innovations: the Calibre 80 Si, a COSC-certified chronometer movement with a silicone balance-spring, combines an exceptional autonomy of up to 80 hours of power reserve with extraordinary accuracy and ability to withstand impacts. Designed expressly for exploring the depths of the sea, the Ocean Star Diver 600 is a most superlative timepiece. Two models are announced. The first, shown left has a blue bezel and dial with a stainless steel case and bracelet, and the other with black DLC case is finished with a black bezel and dial with a rubber strap.
Built to withstand any storm, the Europa Point lighthouse watches over the Gibraltar Strait. Its powerful beam of light is an essential point of reference for sailors approaching the shores of the Iberian Peninsula. Created in 1944, the Ocean Star collection evokes the safety and reliability of this robust, slender monument, the symbol of a structure guiding mankind in its conquest of the seas.
he new Ocean Star Diver 600 complies with ISO 6425 certification, this model will join them on all their underwater expeditions. Fitted with a stainless-steel bracelet with a folding clasp, it is water-resistant to a pressure of 60 bar (600 m/1,968 ft). Nestled on top of a midnight-blue ceramic ring, the unidirectional rotating bezel features engraved numerals filled with Super-LumiNova Grade X® – an innovation that enables the diving time to be read with extreme accuracy, whatever the visibility conditions.
A small incision located on the side of the case at 9 o’clock releases any excess water trapped inside the rotating bezel mechanism to prevent corrosion. Large touches of white Super-LumiNova Grade X® are applied to the indexes of its superb lacquered graduated blue dial and the satin-finished and diamond-cut hour and minute hands to ensure perfect readability underwater and at night. The aperture at 3 o’clock indicates the date.
This model – expressly designed for exploring the seabed – incorporates a distillation of watchmaking innovations at its very heart. The Ocean Star Diver 600 is fitted with the Caliber 80 Si (base ETA C07.821), a latest-generation COSC-certified chronometer movement. It combines an autonomy of up to 80 hours of power reserve with good accuracy and shock resistance, provided by the silicone balance-spring. In one final surprise, the case back is adorned with a polished starfish in relief, the symbol of the Ocean Star collection.
Mido Ocean Star Technical info
Movement Automatic Mido Caliber 80 Si (ETA C07.821 base), COSC-certified chronometer, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, ELINFLEX mainspring, silicone balance-spring, decorative disc with transferred Si logo on the balance bridge. Finely decorated chronometer movement with blued screws, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo.
Functions: HMSD. Adjusted on 5 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
Case Satin-finished and polished 316L stainless steel, polished and satin-finished bezel with ceramic ring featuring engraved numerals filled with Super-Luminova Grade X® and a unidirectional blocking function.
Ø43.5 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, screwed crown and case back. Starfish engraved and polished on the case back, helium valve, finely decorated Si chronometer movement, water-resistant up to a pressure of 60 bar (600 m/1968 ft).
Bracelet Satin-finished and polished 316L stainless steel integrated into the case, folding clasp.
Dial Lacquered blue, polished applied indexes with white Super-Luminova ®, date at 3 o’clock.
Hands Diamond-cut and satin-finished, skeletonised and filled with white Super-Luminova Grade X® for easy readability at night.
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