Mido launches the new Ocean Star
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.
The new Ocean Star Diver 600 incorporates a distillation of technology to offer flawless reliability. As it complies with ISO 6425 certification, this model will join them on all their underwater expeditions. Fitted with a stainless-steel bracelet with a folding clasp, it is water-resistant to a pressure of 60 bar (600 m/1,968 ft). Nestled on top of a midnight-blue ceramic ring, the unidirectional rotating bezel features engraved numerals filled with Super-LumiNova Grade X® – an innovation that enables the diving time to be read with extreme accuracy, whatever the visibility conditions. A small incision located on the side of the case at 9 o’clock releases any excess water trapped inside the rotating bezel mechanism to prevent corrosion. Large touches of white Super-LumiNova Grade X® are applied to the indexes of its superb lacquered graduated blue dial and the satin-finished and diamond-cut hour and minute hands to ensure perfect readability underwater and at night. The aperture at 3 o’clock indicates the date.
This model – expressly designed for exploring the seabed – incorporates a distillation of watchmaking innovations at its very heart. The Ocean Star Diver 600 is fitted with the Caliber 80 Si, a latest-generation COSC-certified chronometer movement. It combines an autonomy of up to 80 hours of power reserve with extraordinary accuracy and shock resistance, provided by the silicone balance-spring. In one final surprise, the case back is adorned with a polished starfish in relief, the symbol of the Ocean Star collection.