BARONCELLI BIG DATE LIMITED EDITION
THE DATE STEALS THE SHOW
With its elegant blue dial, perfect finishes, optimal readability, reliable engineering and reasonable price-tag, the Locle-based brand’s new limited edition boasting a big date has once again got everything right.
The timeless simplicity of their silhouette, their pared-down style flaunting curvaceous, refined architecture have led the watches listed in the Baroncelli collection to become icons since 1976. In just over 40 years, this watchmaking family has made its mark thanks to the quality and affordability of its products. Because, if truth be told, you can indeed become the owner of exquisite, reliable, robust automatic watches without having to break the bank or find yourself in the red for years. As this pretty much chaotic year of 2020 dawned, Mido unveiled its Baroncelli Big Date Limited Edition, available in… 2,020 pieces!
The “Big Date”, i.e. a double aperture displaying the date in a highly-readable way, and much more than just a simple porthole, was introduced in the Commander collection in 2018 to celebrate Mido’s 100th anniversary, and now takes its first ‘steps’ in the Baroncelli line. To center stage this ever-so useful complication, the watchmaker chose to adorn the watch dial with a delightful blue set off with a sun-brushed finish. This luminous shade blends perfectly well with the russet warmth diffused by the rose gold PVD which covers the 40 mm diameter of the steel case. The PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) layer is bestowed with several advantages: it’s solid, uniform, impurity-free, corrosion-resistant and hypoallergenic. The Dauphine-style hour and minute hands and direct-drive, matching the case color, hover over golden applique Roman numerals whilst the Big Date reigns supreme at 6 o’clock, in black on a white backdrop. All these features are driven by the self-winding Caliber 80.
The Baroncelli Big Date Limited Edition is complemented by a crocodile-style blue calfskin strap attached by a rose gold PVD steel folding clasp.
By Sharmila Bertin
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