The Big Ben Limited Edition is a highly original watchmaking model that is best discovered over time. Just like the famous monument, it needs to be observed up close to appreciate the infinite details revealed in successive layers. Featuring multiple references to the monument's neo-Gothic architecture, Sébastien Perret refined its style to give this timepiece a modern yet timeless look.
Involving a highly technical four-part construction, the Big Ben Limited Edition is water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m/330 ft) and is fitted with the Caliber 80: a latest-generation automatic chronometer movement providing up to 80 hours of power reserve. This exceptional autonomy is combined with extreme precision, as the movement is certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres. The satin-finished and polished bracelet in 316L stainless steel with rose PVD treatment is harmoniously incorporated into the caseband of the 42 mm diameter case. It is formed of successive layers and recalls the fluting adorning the building, while polished bars represent the orifices in the tower through which the sound of the 13.5-tonne bell reverberates across London. The square case back of the Big Ben Limited Edition also holds its share of surprises. The screws in each corner recall the trefoil-shaped motifs surrounding the famous clock, while on the movement, which is visible through the transparent case back, the rose-window design adorning the oscillating weight echoes the dial of the Westminster clock.
The Big Ben Limited Edition is released in a limited edition of just 500 pieces. It is presented in a special case, also designed by Sébastien Perret.
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.621 base), COSC certified chronometer, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, ELINCHRON II balance-spring. Finely decorated chronometer movement with blued screws, oscillating weight decorated with patterns from the Big Ben dial and Mido logo. Functions: HMSD+Day. Adjusted on 5 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
316L stainless steel with satin-finished rose PVD treatment, polished bezel, Ø42 mm, 4 pieces, ring and case back screws in 316L stainless steel with anthracite PVD treatment, sapphire crystals (bezel and case back), screwed case back, transparent case back revealing the finely decorated chronometer movement, Limited Edition XXX/500 and serial number engraved on the case back, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m/330 ft).
Silver opaline, sunray satin-finished centre, applied satin-finished black indexes with sandblasted groove and partially adorned with white Super-LumiNova®, day and date at 3 o'clock.
Black, skeleton faceted hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova® for easy readability at night, faceted diamond-cut seconds hand.
Bracelet and folding clasp in 316L stainless steel with satin-finished and polished rose PVD treatment.