We investigate the Mido Commander Big Date 60th Anniversary Limited Edition.

Mido has been doing great this year in regards to new releases.  We last investigated the Multifort Patrimony , however now we have more news.   In festivity of the watch’s debut in 1959, the Mido Commander Big Date 60th Anniversary is here and in a gesture to its introduction to the world year, just 1,959 pieces will be available.  As quite possibly the most notable names in the Mido arrangement, it’s fitting that the brand has come up with a model to check its sixth decade of existence.  Mido reveals to us that the Commander was initially made with the Eiffel Tower as its primary wellspring of inspiration.  Perhaps it’s the perfect lines, thin case bezel and straight files and hands that are intended to help us to remember the underlying icon.  But enough of the back story, let’s take a gander at the watch in detail.

Limited Edition of 1,959 Pieces

The new Mido Commander Big Date 60th Anniversary comes in at 42mm and the case is in brushed impeccable steel.  It includes an anthracite dial (saw through a faceted and domed sapphire precious stone) with a huge “big date” window at 6:00 and an applied “60” file at top to stamp the watch’s anniversary.

Red features come into play on the range seconds hand and the hour long external track.  Sharp applied files with dark internal shading match likewise styled hands; each containing Super-LumiNova highlights.  A dark 22mm cowhide tie comes with the watch and has red sewing alongside a pure collapsing clasp.

Mido Caliber 80 Automatic

Inside the Mido Commander Big Date 60th Anniversary, we have the omnipresent Mido Caliber 80 (equivalent to the Powermatic 80 in other Swatch Group products) programmed with 80 hours of force reserve.  It’s proudly in plain view through the screw-down case back and has Geneva striping on the marked rotor.

As you can see, each model is independently numbered.  The screw-down case back guarantees a water obstruction of 50 meters.

Pricing and Thoughts

The Mido Commander Big Date 60th Anniversary will retail for $1,090, which is $100 more than the typical Commander Big Date on leather.  For a striking restricted version piece (it will come with an exceptional box and numbered testament too), that’s not a huge premium to pay.  Personally, I like Mido’s style of what I’d call mid-century present day and I’ve since quite a while ago considered adding a vintage Commander to my collection.  They’re truly cool watches that are still affordable.  For this advanced commemoration piece, the tones are alluring and my solitary minor problem is the consideration of “Limited Edition” on the dial; it’s essentially not necessary.  In the end, however, it’s a striking watch at an approachable price.

You can pre-request the Mido Commander Big Date 60th Anniversary and watches will start dispatching on July 2, 2019.

 

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