mido ocean star decompression timer 1961 limited edition


Notice to fans of extreme diving watches and amateur divers, the watch brand takes inspiration from a legendary piece of its heritage to create a limited edition with a colorful decompression picture on its dial.

Ever since the world began, humankind has been fascinated by the sea, drawn to it like a magnet. Unable to tame this wild and unpredictable universe, we settled over the years, over the centuries, with forging the necessary tools to sail on its often tumultuous waters and explore its depths. Since the 1940s, Mido develops reliable and robust watches for professional divers. In particular, a 1961 timepiece famous for its decompression table composed of colored concentric rings adorning its dial. This particular arrangement served as inspiration for the brand to develop a new watch with a vintage look. It will be available for sale in November: the Ocean Star Decompression Timer 1961 Limited Edition.

mido ocean star decompression timer 1961 limited edition different strapsThis diver’s watch features four rings on its silver-white dial, representing various depths: yellow, from 25 to 29 meters; green, from 30 to 34 meters; pink, from 35 to 39 meters; and blue from 40 to 44 meters. To view the information announced in meters or feet on the board, simply place the luminescent dot on the rotating bezel, notched, and fitted with a turquoise aluminum ring at 12 o’clock. In the center of this explosion of bright colors is a trio of silver hands that display the hours, minutes, and seconds. These are overlaid by the original logo and outlined by large luminescent Arabic numerals. The rectangular hour markers placed around the dial contribute to the “rings in the water” effect.

mido ocean star decompression timer 1961 limited edition set boxThe 40.5mm diameter steel case that houses the automatic Mido 80 caliber, with 80 hours of power reserve, is worn on a Milanese mesh steel bracelet, in blue textile or dark beige leather.

Price: CHF 1,130

By Sharmila Bertin