Monday, May 4, 2009

Mido Watches -Novelties 2009 -The Commander Lady Diamonds Automatic

This model has not aged in 50 years. Its distinctive silhouette makes it a classic of Swiss watchmaking. Mido’s Commander is now available for ladies in a version which sparkles with a thousand fires, for women who want elegance and luxury to go hand in hand with refinement and lightness.To celebrate 50 years of its legendary Commander model, Mido decided to make a version for women. This is based on the traditional 37 mm round case of the classical Commander, a dimension which nowadays makes a perfect fit for the wrists of women who like to wear large watches.



The distinctive features of this new Command Lady are the dial in natural mother-of-pearl, whose iridescence is marvelously enhanced by the sparkle of twelve Top Wesselton diamonds placed at the indexes. With its pointed hands, this timepiece makes a deliciously retro impression. The watch also displays the day and date aperture in the first quarter. It features a high quality automatic movement, the oscillating weight receives Côtes de Genève decorations and the engraved Mido logo.

The silhouette of the Commander Lady Diamonds is perfectly pure. The circular pattern of the case has remained unchanged since the fifties, allying grace, perfection and modernity. The line is not interrupted by the crown which has been specially integrated. The chamfered and beveled horns are very small in discreet contrast with the round case and permit perfect integration of the strap. This is available in white or black leather, closed by an elegant steel buckle.

The Commander Lady is of course equipped with the Aquadura water-resistant system, for which Mido has been famous since its invention in the nineteen-thirties. This system makes use of a natural cork gasket to ensure a perfect seal for the winding stem, even if the stem is left in the pulled-out position. The cork used in the Aquadura gasket is treated with a special lubricant whose precise composition is a closely guarded secret. The water-resistance of Commander Lady Diamonds is enhanced by a robust monobloc steel case without a removable back and by the domed hesalite crystal.This Commander Lady Diamonds is a remarkable object for women who have set their sights on luxury and discreet elegance.


Technical details:

Movement:Automatic ETA 2836-2, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, Height: 5.05 mm, 25 jewels, 28'800 A/H, INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE shock-absorber, NIVAFLEX NO mainspring. Elaborate oscillating weight decoration with Geneva stripes and engraved Mido logo. Function HMSDD, adjusted in 3 different positions for high accuracy, 38 hour power reserve.

Case:Stainless steel 316L (DIN X2CrNiMo 17 14 3), 1-piece (monocoque), domed hesalite glass, AQUADURA cork crown sealing system (permanently sealed like a bottle of wine!), water-resistant up to 30 meters, 8-digit serial number.

Strap:Genuine calf leather strap with crocodile look and 316L stainless steel folding clasp.
Dial:Day/Date at 3, mother of pearl with 12 diamonds Top Wesselton – VS-SI, cut 8/8, 0.0552 ct. Applied logo.

Hands:Diamond polished with Super-LumiNova.