If its aesthetics evoke both the spirit of the 1970s and a sunset on the sea, this new watch has all the qualities necessary to become an essential companion in everyday life.

It was in 1959 that the name Ocean Star made its appearance on the watchmaking scene and quickly became synonymous with water-resistance thanks to its monocoque case coupled with the cork seal of its crown. Now a collection in its own right and an ambassador of Mido‘s expertise, it now has a newcomer: the Ocean Star Tribute Gradient watch. With its vintage look, sporty silhouette and athletic heart, the latest addition to the Le Locle-based brand’s catalog is the ideal companion for everyday wear.

The spirit of a 1960s or even 1970s diver that emanates from this model is based on the case/dial combination, on the association between the rotating bezel equipped with a graduated black aluminum ring and the flamboyant disc, protected by a raised, domed glass, which runs through the “bâton“ shaped hour markers. The gradation starts in a very dark burgundy, almost black, from the full tour of the dial and fades to a brick-red hue in the center where the two hour and minute hands and the polka-dot second hand appear, a silver trio highlighted by white Super-LumiNova®. At 3 o’clock, a double window displays the abbreviation of the day of the week in English as well as the date.

Water-resistant to 200 meters, the sturdy 40.5 mm-diameter steel case – a size that fits most wrists – features a screw-down caseback with an embossed starfish engraving and houses Mido‘s Caliber 80. This automatic movement based on an ETA C07.621 provides a power reserve of more than three days when fully wound. The Ocean Star Tribute Gradient is worn on the wrist with a black textured rubber strap and pin buckle.