ith its retro look and extreme reliability, the Multifort Powerwind Chronometer marks a major milestone in Mido’s history and its lifelong watchmaking expertise. This 1954-piece limited edition is named after the revolutionary “Powerwind” model released in 1954, which was Mido’s most precise and reliable movement at the time.
Today, it is with the same ambition to offer equally reliable and precise timekeeping that Mido has equipped the new Multifort Powerwind Chronometer with the very best in modern technology, thanks to its COSC-certified chronometer movement.
Connoisseurs will be pleased to know that this unique timepiece is also inspired by the irresistible style of the Multiforts of old. On the dial – embossed with the Mido logo and original Powerwind name – midnight-blue and rose-gold-coloured sunray-brushing plays on contrasts under a “glassbox”-style sapphire crystal. The final touch for a sublime vintage look is a beads of rice bracelet that extends from the polished and satin-finished steel case.
The retro design of the Multifort Powerwind Chronometer is inspired by past Multifort models. The sunray satin-finished domed dial is an intense midnight blue, with splashes of rose gold colour on the applied indexes, diamond-cut hands and hour circle. White Super-LumiNova®, applied to the hour and minute hands, the 12 points and quarter-hour indexes, offers perfect legibility day and night. A signature of bygone watches is the “glassbox”-style sapphire crystal that covers this dial decorated with the Mido logo and the original Powerwind inscription.
Like Mido’s historic creations, the stainless steel case is fitted with a polished and satin-finished screwed case back engraved with a serial number and limited edition number. With alternating satin-finished and polished surfaces, this 40 mm diameter case is water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft) and reaffirms its chic look with a 7-row strap, featuring central links in the form of delicately polished beads of rice. This integrated steel strap offers unrivalled comfort and is fitted with a folding clasp with push-buttons.
While the new Multifort Powerwind Chronometer pays tribute to the classic elegance of the first Powerwind timepieces presented by Mido in 1954, this limited edition offers impeccable time measurement thanks to the best in contemporary technology. Its automatic caliber is COSC-certified and offers a precise display of the hours, minutes, seconds, date and day functions. Its components are finely decorated according to watchmaking tradition, with blued screws and oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Every watch in this numbered series of 1954 timepieces is presented in a special case and accompanied by a COSC certificate and a limited edition certificate.
Automatic Caliber (ETA 2836-2 COSC), COSC-certified chronometer, 11 ½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.05 mm, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph. Finely decorated chronometer movement with blued screws, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Functions: HMSD + Day. Adjusted on 5 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 38 hours of power reserve.
Satin-finished and polished stainless steel, Ø40 mm, 3 pieces, box sapphire crystal, polished and circular satin-finished screwed case back with engraved serial number and limited edition number XXXX/1954, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 mm/165 ft).
Satin-finished and polished stainless steel, integrated into the case. 7 rows of links. Central rows polished in the form of beads of rice. Folding clasp with push-buttons and engraved MIDO logo.
Midnight blue, domed, sunray satin-finished, rose-gold-coloured applied indexes, faceted and polished with white Super-LumiNova® on the quarter-hours, day and date aperture at 3 o’clock. Decal in rose gold colour and 12 points in white Super-LumiNova®.
Faceted diamond-cut hour and minute hands in rose gold colour with white Super-LumiNova®, flat diamond-cut seconds hand in rose gold colour.