Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mido Multifort Escape (M032.607.36.050.09)

In 1947, American pilot Milton Reynolds broke the record for an around-the-world flight with a Multifort on his wrist. Seventy years later, the Multifort Escape pays tribute to this historical Mido timepiece.

Mido’s largest three-hand model, the Multifort Escape features a robust 44 mm stainless steel case with an aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment, a finish which makes each model unique. Protected by a domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, the black dial is decorated with vertical Geneva stripes that create a subtle and entrancing play on shadow and light, and adorned with several orange touches, a nod to Mido’s identity and to the model of the 1940s. Touches of green Super-LumiNova® on the numerals and the hands give it a vintage look and ensure perfect legibility in any circumstances. These hands are directly inspired by the earlier model, as are the dial and the crown. A window at 6 o’clock indicates the day and date.
The Multifort Escape is fitted with a latest generation automatic movement, the Caliber 80, which gives it exceptional autonomy: up to 80 hours of power reserve. This finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, with its oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo, can be viewed through the transparent case back. Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft), the Multifort Escape comes with a magnificent, natural-looking black strap made from genuine calfskin. It is decorated with ecru stitching and features a stainless steel pin buckle with an aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment, the ultimate vintage touches to this model.
Three other versions of the Multifort Escape are also available, including a special edition set to be released this autumn.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.611 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 4.74 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, ELINCHRON II balance-spring. Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. Functions: HMSD. Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve

Case
316L stainless steel with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment, Ø44 mm, 3 pieces, domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, screwed case back, transparent case back revealing the finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m / 330 ft)

Dial
Black, vertical Geneva stripes, orange minute-circle, green Super-LumiNova® on the numerals, date at 6 o'clock
Hands Varnished matt black skeleton hour, minute and second hands with green Super-LumiNova® for easy readability at night

Strap
Genuine natural-looking black calfskin, ecru stitching, stainless steel pin buckle with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment

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