Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mido Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition (M032.607.36.050.99)

Two years back Swiss watch maker Mido created a special edition Multifort timepiece in association with Horween, the prestigious leather company based in the United States. This year, the partnership between the two brands renews and launching a new model: the Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition.
Combining the best of Swiss watchmaking with leather from one of the most renowned tanners, this timepiece creates a link between two companies who share the same values of quality, tradition and timelessness. Boasting a robust 44mm stainless steel case with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment, the Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition is perfectly suited to every occasion, thanks to its two easily interchangeable Horween leather straps.
The first is in brown genuine calfskin while the second is in black genuine calfskin, American football-style. And that’s not all: on the technical side, the watch is equipped with the Caliber 80, an automatic movement at the cutting edge of watchmaking innovation, providing up to 80 hours of power reserve.

Both founded in the early 20th century, Mido and Horween share the same vision of excellence: authentic expertise born of long tradition, impeccable quality of materials and resolutely timeless products.
The Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition comes with a sturdy 44mm case in stainless steel with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment. The wide opening of the black dial is decorated with vertical Geneva stripes. It is also protected by a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The large touches of beige Super-LumiNova® on the numerals, the skeleton hour and minute hands, and the tip of the seconds hand ensure perfect readability in all conditions. The date is displayed in an aperture at 6 o’clock.

Inspired by a Multifort of the 1940s, the Multifort Escape is Mido’s largest three-hand model. This special edition is supplied with two easily interchangeable Horween leather straps: the Essex, in brown genuine calfskin, whose patina will develop over time, with black stitching, and American Football in black genuine calfskin with beige stitching – the official leather used by Horween to manufacture American footballs for over 70 years. Both are fitted with a stainless steel pin buckle with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment.
The Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition is equipped with the Caliber 80, an automatic movement at the cutting edge of watchmaking innovation, providing exceptional autonomy of up to 80 hours of power reserve. Thanks to the transparent case back, enthusiasts of fine watchmaking mechanics can admire the finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, which features an oscillating weight adorned with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo. The Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition is water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m/330 ft).
This timepiece and its two Horween bracelets are supplied in a special presentation box. Three other versions of the Multifort Escape are already available on the market.

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 embellished Elaboré movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. HMSD functions. 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 anti-reflective treatment on both sides, screwed case back, transparent case back revealing the finely embellished Elaboré movement, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m / 330 ft).

Dial
Black, vertical Geneva stripes, beige minute circle, beige Super-LumiNova® on the numerals, date at 6 o'clock.

Hands
Mat black varnished skeleton hour, minute and second hands with beige Super-LumiNova® for easy readability at night.

Strap
Two easily interchangeable Horween® straps:
• Essex: brown genuine calfskin, whose patina will develop over time, black stitching, stainless steel pin buckle with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment.
• American football: black genuine calfskin strap, football pattern, beige stitching, stainless steel pin buckle with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment.

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