Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mido Ocean Star Captain Caliber 80 (M026.430.11.041.00)

Reminiscent of the ocean depths, the magnificent vertical satin-finished blue dial of the Ocean Star Captain Caliber 80 is protected by a robust stainless steel case. The unidirectional rotating bezel with its blue aluminium ring and the steel bracelet complete with folding clasp and diving extension make this timepiece an essential ally for all those who love underwater exploration. Water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bars (200 m/660 ft), the Ocean Star Captain Caliber 80 houses the very best of watchmaking innovation: the Caliber 80. This latest-generation automatic movement provides up to 80 hours of power reserve. Faithful to its core values since its creation in 1944, the Ocean Star collection is the hallmark of resistant and reliable timepieces crafted for conquering the ocean depths.

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.
With the new Ocean Star Captain Caliber 80, diving enthusiasts are equipped for every eventuality. They can count on its robust satin-finished and polished stainless steel case and its bracelet – also made from stainless steel – fitted with a folding clasp and diving extension. Measuring 42.5 mm in diameter, the case protects a magnificent vertical satin-finished blue dial – a tribute to the ocean depths. It is also shielded by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The generous touches of white Super-LumiNova® on the indexes and hands guarantee perfect legibility, both underwater and at night. The unidirectional rotating bezel and its blue aluminium ring can be used to measure diving time and thus ensure the diver’s safety. It also features a white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock. Meanwhile, a touch of orange Super-LumiNova® on the tip of the seconds hand recalls Mido’s visual identity, while an aperture at 3 o’clock indicates the day and date.

A robust timepiece offering proven reliability, the Ocean Star Captain Caliber 80 is water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bars (200 m/660 ft). Deep-sea diving enthusiasts will also appreciate its formidable accuracy and exceptional autonomy. The timepiece is fitted with the Caliber 80, an automatic movement at the cutting edge of watchmaking innovation that provides the Ocean Star Captain Caliber 80 with up to 80 hours of power reserve. In a final flourish that is sure to appeal to all those who love exploring the depths, 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 316L stainless steel, unidirectional rotating bezel with blue aluminium ring, white Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock, Ø42.5 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with 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   
Blue, vertical satin-finished, applied polished indexes with white Super-LumiNova®, 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 316L stainless steel, folding clasp with diving extension

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