In the world of horology, some watch designs hold a timeless charm that transcends generations. The Multifort TV Big Date timepiece by Mido is a perfect example of this. Drawing inspiration from a cult classic shape created half a century ago, Mido brings back the iconic TV-shaped case in a stunning revival that pays homage to the Multifort collection. With its modern aesthetics and remarkable functionality, this timepiece is a testament to Mido’s watchmaking expertise and its rich heritage.
The TV-Shaped Case Returns
Cast your mind back to the early days of television, and you’ll remember the distinctive shape of the screens – an almost square rectangle with rounded corners. Mido originally embraced this design in 1973, 1980, and 2000 for some of its models. Now, after fifty years, the legendary TV-shaped case makes a highly-anticipated comeback in Mido’s catalog. The Multifort TV Big Date encapsulates precision, strength, and boldness, reflecting Mido’s historic watchmaking prowess while embarking on a decidedly contemporary adventure.
A Captivating Dial
The Multifort TV Big Date boasts a mesmerizing gradient dial that transitions from an intense blue at the center to a deep black at its edges. The dial features a pronounced horizontal brushed finish that not only catches the light but also imparts a dynamic quality to the watch. The impeccable legibility is enhanced by white Super-LumiNova® coatings on the hands and indexes. At the pinnacle of the dial, a significant Mido signature feature takes center stage: the big date aperture, making its debut in the Multifort collection.
Behind the TV screen-like facade lies the heart of the Multifort TV Big Date—a reliable and precise automatic movement, the Calibre 80. This latest-generation movement is equipped with a high-tech balance spring made from Nivachron™, which offers exceptional resistance to shocks and magnetic fields. The transparent case back grants a glimpse of the meticulously decorated gears, with the oscillating weight featuring elegant Côtes de Genève and the engraved Mido logo. With a power reserve of up to 80 hours, this timepiece is designed to withstand the test of time.
Mido’s attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the Multifort TV Big Date’s design. The satin-finished, square bezel embraces the captivating dial, subtly transitioning from blue to black. Trapezoidal indexes mark the quarter-hour positions, while white Super-LumiNova® ensures optimal legibility even in low-light conditions. The bracelet seamlessly extends from the bezel, with polished center links adding a touch of elegance. The sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, coupled with diamond-cut and faceted hands, further accentuates the watch’s flawless finish.
Durability and Versatility
Crafted from robust stainless steel, the case and folding clasp of the Multifort TV Big Date are built to withstand the rigors of daily wear. A screw-down crown protects the watch from shocks, ensuring its longevity. With a water resistance of up to 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft), this timepiece is designed to accompany you on various adventures, both on land and underwater.
A Diverse Collection
The launch of the Multifort TV Big Date collection features four additional models. Two steel versions, one with a green gradient dial and another with a black gradient dial, offer different aesthetic options. For those seeking a sportier look, two versions with rubber straps are available, one in navy blue and the other in Mido’s distinctive orange. Each model is a testament to Mido’s commitment to delivering both style and substance.
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