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Chic And Accessible, The New Mido Commander Chronograph Special Edition

A handsome new addition to the Mido Commander collection.

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Mido Commander Chronograph Special Edition PVD Gold

The Mido Commander collection is the more classical side of the brand, as opposed to the aquatic-inspired Ocean Star range. The brand, operating under the Swatch Group’s umbrella, generally offers well-built, honest and accessible watches. Represented by models like the Commander Big Date and Commander Gradient, a new and rather handsome iteration is welcomed to the collection. This is the new and elegant Mido Commander Chronograph Special Edition.

Mido Commander Chronograph Special Edition PVD Gold

The Mido Commander Chronograph measures a pretty sizeable 42.50mm across, which is mainly the result of the choice of movement (more on that later). It is finished with a mix of brushed and polished surfaces and coated with gold-coloured PVD. The crown is flanked by simple yet effective pushers. On top, a faceted sapphire crystal and a very slim bezel give way to quite a nice dial.

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Mido Commander Chronograph Special Edition PVD Gold

Finished in anthracite grey, it has a sunray brushing and darkens towards the edge. Surrounding the dial is a sloped minute ring, with faceted applied rose gold-coloured indices nestled against it. The central hour and minute hands have a stripe of Super-LumiNova down the spine. The chronograph and small seconds subdials are done in black, with white markings and gold-coloured hands. On the right-hand side of the dial, we see a framed day-date window.

Mido Commander Chronograph Special Edition PVD Gold

Inside the Commander Chronograph, we find the Mido Caliber 60, an automatic chronograph movement based on the ETA A05.H21. This upgraded version of the tried-and-tested Valjoux 7750 architecture comes with improved power reserve (now 60 hours, versus 48h for a classic 7750) and elaboré grade levels of finishing. This includes blued screws, perlage and a custom rotor. It indicates central hours and minutes, small seconds, chronograph minutes, chronograph seconds, date and day of the week.

Mido Commander Chronograph Special Edition PVD Gold

The Mido Commander Chronograph Special Edition comes on a dark brown cowhide leather strap with a crocodile-like embossed pattern. An additional grey textile strap comes with it, and both feature an interchangeability system and a rose gold PVD coated folding clasp. The watch retails for EUR 2,030 and is not limited, being listed as a special edition.

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