Wednesday, March 16, 2016

MIDO Ocean Star Captain Titanium (M026.430.44.061.00)

Incredibly light and uncompromisingly robust, the new Ocean Star Captain Titanium is designed for conquering the depths. Its case and bracelet are made of satin-finished and polished titanium, a metal that is lighter and more resistant than stainless steel. The unidirectional rotating bezel and the bracelet complete with folding clasp and diving extension are also assets that will appeal to diving enthusiasts. Water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bars (200 m/660 ft), this model is fitted with the Caliber 80, a latest-generation automatic movement that provides the Ocean Star Captain Titanium with exceptional autonomy. Faithful to its values since its creation in 1944, the Ocean Star collection is the hallmark of reliable timepieces designed to accompany underwater explorers wherever they go.
Built to withstand any storm, the Europa Point lighthouse watches over the Gibraltar Strait. Its powerful beam of light is an essential point of reference for sailors approaching the shores of the Iberian Peninsula. Created in 1944, the Ocean Star collection evokes the safety and reliability of this robust, slender monument, the symbol of a structure guiding mankind in its conquest of the seas.

Lightness, strength, accuracy and reliability: this new addition to the Ocean Star collection has plenty of virtues. Fitted with a case and bracelet in satin-finished and polished titanium, the Ocean Star Captain Titanium weighs just 123 grams. Despite this exceptional lightness, the model has lost nothing of its legendary robustness. Renowned for its hypoallergenic properties, titanium is lighter and more resistant than stainless steel. Designed to meet the demands of underwater exploration, the Ocean Star Captain Titanium is water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bars (200 m/660 ft). It is fitted with an uncluttered grained anthracite dial. The generous touches of Super-LumiNova® on the indexes and hour, minute and seconds hands guarantee perfect readability, both underwater and at night. Dive-time safety is assured by the unidirectional rotating bezel featuring an anthracite sandblasted aluminium ring, which also features a white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock. Diving enthusiasts can also count on the bracelet with its folding clasp and diving extension.
Measuring 42.5 mm in diameter, the robust case of the Ocean Star Captain Titanium houses the Caliber 80, a latest-generation automatic movement that ensures irrefutable accuracy and exceptional autonomy, with up to 80 hours of power reserve. Its dial is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal treated on both sides. It features an aperture indicating the day and date at 3 o’clock.

Several touches of orange on the dial, bezel and seconds hand recall the Mido identity and highlight the sporty spirit of the Ocean Star Captain Titanium. The case back is adorned with a starfish, the symbol of the Ocean Star collection.

Five other versions of this model are available.

Technical details

Movement    
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.621 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, ELINCHRON II balance-spring. Finely decorated elaborate movement with blued screws, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. Functions: HMSD+Day. Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve

Case    
Satin-finished and polished titanium, unidirectional rotating bezel with anthracite sandblasted aluminium ring, white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, Ø42.5 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, screwed crown, case back with polished starfish in relief, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bars (200 m/660 ft)

Dial   
Anthracite, grained, with applied polished indexes, white Super-LumiNova® on the indexes, day and date at 3 o’clock

Hands   
Satin-finished and polished skeleton hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®, seconds hand with orange Super-LumiNova® on the tip

Bracelet   
Satin-finished and polished titanium, folding clasp with diving extension

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