Today we have a look at the Mido Ocean Star Decompression Timer 1961 LE mark II. This Rainbow diver by Mido has received a lot of hype. Let’s have a look in this hands-on video why that might be the case and if it is indeed worthy of all the hype:
- Movement Automatic Mido CaliberCaliber The caliber ('movement') is the heart and engine of a watch. It consists of a number of interconnected components that work together. Energy is transmitted through the gear train, to the escapement mechanism. The escapement mechanism releases this energy in a controlled manner. This drives the gear train, which ultimately rotates the hands of the watch and keeps time. [More Info] 80 (ETA C07.621 base), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewelsJewels Watch jewels are small, synthetic sapphire or ruby bearings that are used in mechanical watches to reduce friction and wear on moving parts. They are typically made from corundum. They are used as bearings for a.o. the pivots to reduce friction. [Learn More], 21,600 vph. Decorated Elaboré-grade movement, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripesGeneva Striping Geneva Striping is a decorative technique used in the finishing of mechanical watch movements, it's also known as "Côtes de Genève". It is a type of linear graining that involves making small, parallel lines on the surface of movement components, such as the main plate using a specialized tool. [Learn More] and the Mido logo.
- Functions: HMSD + day. Adjusted in 3 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserveRéserve de marche Also known as Power Reserve. A watch's power reserve refers to the amount of time a mechanical watch can run without being wound. The power reserve of a mechanical watch can vary depending on the size of the mainspring, the efficiency of the gear train, and the rate at which the mainspring releases energy. If a watch has a Power Reserve 'complication' it simply means that the status of the power reserve can be seen on the watch itself (either on the dial or movement side of the watch). [Learn More].
- Case: Polished stainless steel, unidirectional rotating bezel with black aluminium ring, large dot in neutral SuperLumiNova® at 12 o’clock, Ø40.5 mm, 2 pieces, box sapphire crystal, polished screwed crownCrown The knob on the outside of the watch that you typically use to either wind the mainspring or set the time [Learn More] with original Mido logo and screwed case back with polished starfish in relief, engraved serial number + limited edition number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m/660 ft). Lug to lug comes in at about 47mm.
- Bracelet: Braided polished stainless steel, brushed clasp with original Mido logo and safety catch. Bar with spur system for quick changes. Two additional straps included.
- Dial: Silvered White, with polished indexes adorned with neutral Super-LumiNova®, date at 3 o’clock. Polished applied original Mido logo.
- Hands: Flat diamond-cut hour and minute hands with neutral Super-LumiNova®, flat diamond-cut seconds hand.
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