Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mido Belluna Small Seconds (Ref. M024.428.36.031.00)

A new addition to the collection, the Belluna Small Seconds immediately impresses with its subtle lines and harmonious forms. Its elegant curves stem from its polished rose PVD-treated steel case. Subtly inspired by the dome towering over London’s Royal Albert Hall, it reveals a magnificent silvered dial decorated with a wave pattern, while the small seconds located at 7 o’clock add a touch of superb sophistication. With its petite complication automatic movement, the Belluna Small Seconds is a timepiece intended for men who love classic, timeless watches.

Inaugurated in 1871 to promote the arts and science, London's Royal Albert Hall is now one of the most renowned concert halls in the United Kingdom. Built in the inimitable Victorian style, this vast red-brick monument is comprised of several concentric circles and an impressive glass dome, which towers over the centre of this curved, resolutely rounded structure. Just like this magnificent building, the Belluna range displays perfectly harmonious forms and embodies classic, timeless elegance.
The Belluna Small Seconds is best admired at close range. This exceptionally elegant model is fitted with a polished rose PVD-treated steel case measuring 40 mm in diameter, extended by subtly faceted horns. Recalling the dome of the Royal Albert Hall, the silver dial is decorated with a wave pattern that fans out from the small seconds counter. The extreme finesse of these motifs reinforces the exclusive nature of the model, which perfectly combines classicism and originality, with its off-centred seconds counter at 7 o’clock. The date, meanwhile, is displayed in an aperture at 3 o'clock. Fitted with an automatic movement featuring a petite complication (off-centred seconds hand at 7 o’clock), this resolutely timeless timepiece is sure to appeal to fine watchmaking enthusiasts.

The delicately worked dial of the Belluna Small Seconds is protected by a sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The slender leaf-shaped hands are golden-rose in colour, as is the border surrounding the snailed seconds counter – both subtle details that add to the superb sophistication of the model. The Belluna Small Seconds is fitted with a transparent case back, enabling the wearer to admire its finely decorated automatic movement, as well as its oscillating weight adorned with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. Water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bars (50 m/165 ft), the Belluna Small Seconds comes with a brown crocodile-look leather strap integrated into the case, and a folding clasp.

An all-steel version of this model is also available.

Technical details
Automatic ETA 2825-2, 11½’’’, Ø26 mm, height: 6.60 mm, 25 jewels, 28,800 A/H, ETACHOCS and NIVACOURBE shock-absorber, NIVAFLEX NO mainspring, NIVAROX 2 balance-spring, gilded NICKEL balance wheel. Finely decorated elaborate movement with polished screws, decorated oscillating weight with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. Function HM-Ss-D. Adjusted on 3 different positions for a high accuracy. Min. 38 hours power reserve.

Stainless steel 316L with rose PVD treatment, Ø40 mm, 3 pieces, sapphire crystal with an anti reflecting treatment on both sides, screwed case back, transparent case back to see the finely decorated and elaborate movement, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165 ft)

Brown genuine calf leather strap with crocodile look and stainless steel folding clasp with rose PVD treatment.

Silver, wave pattern from the small seconds counter, snailed counter, date at 3 o’clock
Hands: Leaf-shaped.

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