t Europe’s southernmost tip stands the Europa Point Lighthouse, an architectural construction built to withstand any storm, that has watched over the Gibraltar Strait unfailingly since 1841. Its powerful light beam helps sailors to orientate themselves on the often-rough waters between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Created by Mido in 1944, the Ocean Star collection is characterised by its reliability, just like this monument, which was built to safely guide explorers embarking on new maritime conquests.
Who doesn’t dream of distant shores and warm sand? With its attractive, subtle yet sporty contrasts, the new Ocean Star GMT special edition stylishly embodies wanderlust with a gleaming high-tech ceramic bezel that complements the deep velvety blue of the dial. The dual time zone display allows the wearer to live by two clocks: local time and the time in their dream destination. The diamond-cut hands with central grooves indicate the hours and minutes in the first time zone. A red varnished hand points towards the flange of the dial, which is marked with 24 hour intervals, to create an intuitive and clearly legible second time zone. Its display places daytime hours against a red background, and night-time hours against a blue background.
White Super-LumiNova® on each of the hands, the indexes, and the dot at 12 o’clock on the bezel allows the wearer to keep track of time, even in the dark. An aperture at 3 o’clock displays the date. As a finishing touch, a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment protects the dial.
Mido is presenting this special edition of the Ocean Star GMT in an exclusive case with a second strap. For the first time, the satin-finished steel bracelet – with polished central links and equipped with a diving extension – incorporates a bar with a spur system, making it easy to swap for the second strap in blue fabric with red and white stripes. Both the bracelet and strap complement the stainless steel case, which alternates polished and satin-finished surfaces and has a screwed case back engraved with the time zones.
Behind the scenes, the Caliber 80 provides up to 80 hours of power reserve for unfailing reliability. Its components are finely decorated in line with watchmaking tradition, with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo on the oscillating weight. This new Ocean Star offers water-resistance of up to 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).
Automatic Mido Calibre 80 (ETA C07.661 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, thickness: 5.77 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Functions: HMSD + GMT 24H. Adjusted in 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
Satin-finished and polished stainless steel, Ø44 mm, 2 parts, unidirectional rotating bezel with blue ceramic ring, white varnished markings and white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, screwed crown and case back, case back engraved with time zones and serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).
Satin-finished stainless steel bracelet with polished central link. Folding clasp with diving extension and engraved Mido logo. Bar with spur system for quick changes.
Additional Blue fabric strap (Nato style) with two red stripes and one central white stripe, tone-on-tone stitching, metal strap loops and reinforced adjustment holes with leather appliqué, satin-finished and polished stainless steel pin buckle with Mido logo. Bar with spur system for quick changes.
Velvety blue, nickel-plated applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®, date at 3 o’clock. Second time zone indicated on the blue and red flange.
Diamond-cut hour and minute hands with central grooves and white Super-LumiNova®, diamond-cut sweep-seconds hand with red varnished tip and white Super-LumiNova®, and red varnished second time zone hand with white Super-LumiNova®