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Mido Watches has a 100-year pedigree in producing many, if not, all their Swiss-made watches with quality and finesse. Moreover, Mido pioneered durable tool watches like their Ocean Star Commander, and the Multifort collections for the past 80 years. To commemorate its 100th anniversary, Mido launched the Commander Big Date: a slate of groundbreaking models showcasing a large date aperture at 6 o’clock. For these models, Mido has introduced an exclusive movement with a big date aperture based on its Caliber 80.
|Mido Commander Big Date Blue Ref. M021.626.17.041.00
Let's dive into the dimensions of this Mido, available in 316L stainless steel case measuring at 42mm wide and 45mm from lugs to lugs, totally a perfect fitting and proportion even for the small wrists group. The Commander Big Date nails best would be its thickness. At 11.9mm in height, keeping its thin and elegance for anyone to strap on and out for corporate meetings and dinner dates at your favourite restaurants. The case is sophisticated from the top; for an instant, the thin bezel creates more dial and old-school dress watch look. And the slightly thick lugs allowing to feel sturdy with much versatility and then some. All these little details enhance the wrist presence and experience for the wearer thoroughly. The case bears intricate satin-polished finishing on its case band and lugs, while sandwiched by its full polished screw-in case back and bezel.
With this built the watch packs a 50m water-resistant thus it can accompany the wearer on a daily basis. With an appealing sunburst green dial, this watch is set to catch the eye of passers-by. Speaking on architecture influence, if anyone of you has been to the Eiffel Tower, once knows the 1063 ft tall lattice structure plays an essential factor in the spectacular grand charm of the 18th-century. If anyone of you disbelieve this, I strongly suggest heading there and spend some time there. Within minutes you will be enticed by its construction where the grandness absorbed into you, creating a sort of elevated mood.
Big date complication
That same experience is adopted here when one glance underneath the high domed sapphire crystal of the Commander Big Date. Its all dial display done with applied markers for its hour, done with multi-facets and luminous at their tips. Flanged by the sloped minute rehaut, the dial seems to radiates certain depth when one view at it. The sunburst blue dial is only disrupted elegantly at the bottom 6 o’clock with a big date display.
This complication might seem a norm for many, but enthusiasts like us do acknowledge it is something fascinating. To achieve the large date complication, two date disks are required to fit the two rose gold frames, allowing one to enjoy its legibility with the whimsical effect when both discs jump to display the correct date. The handset further mimics the hour markers, done rose gold with matching facets and luminous. Also, the only additional information on the dial would be the applied Mido logo at the top with printed “Automatic” and “Commander” on the top and bottom of the dial keeping things well-balanced.
|70s blue sunray satin-finished dial|
Superluminova on every hour markers and handset
With a rich heritage of watchmaking prowess, this model is both reliable and sporty. All in all, this watch is a satisfying gem to wear as well as to admire.