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 beam of light helps sailors to find their bearings 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 men embarking on new maritime conquests.
The new Ocean Star Tribute Gradient revives the legendary spirit of the diving watches of the 1960s. Its striking new red-to-black gradient colour is paired with flat diamond-cut hour, minute and seconds hands. To ensure perfect readability, even underwater, the bezel, indexes and hands are adorned with white Super-LumiNova®. An aperture at 3 o’clock displays the day and date. In a nod to its diving roots, the timepiece has a unidirectional rotating bezel with a black aluminium ring and silver-coloured markings. An ultra-resistant “glassbox”-style sapphire crystal adds to its vintage look.
The fully polished case presents gleaming rounded forms. In reference to the modest dimensions of the watches of the sixties, it has a diameter of only 40.5 mm. On the case back, a polished starfish engraved in relief serves as a reminder of the Ocean Star’s historic expertise in water-resistance.
For the first time, Mido has fitted the Ocean Star with a strap inspired by an iconic texture from the past. In the ‘60s, this legendary rubber strap proved a welcome alternative for divers thanks to its remarkable resistance to moisture. Mido has chosen retro styling down to the last detail, with a criss-cross design in relief, notched edges, an embossed underside and perforations to let the skin breathe.
The Ocean Star Tribute Gradient stands the test of time and the elements thanks to the Caliber 80, with an exceptional autonomy of up to 80 hours, paired with water-resistance up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft).
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.621 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph. Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Functions: HMSD + day. Adjusted in 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
Polished stainless steel, unidirectional rotating bezel with black aluminium ring and silver-coloured marking, white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, Ø40.5 mm, 2 pieces, box sapphire crystal, screwed crown and screwed case back with polished starfish in relief and serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m / 660 ft).
Semi-glossy black rubber, polished pin buckle with engraved Mido logo.
Red with black gradient on the outside, printed indexes with white Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o’clock.
Flat diamond-cut hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®. Flat diamond-cut sweep seconds hand with white Super-LumiNova® dot.