Mido Ocean Star 600 DLC: Increased Degree

Mido has a singular strategy to the thought of a dive watch, because of its affiliation with Pink Bull Cliff Diving. Beginning a dive tens of metres above sea stage modifications the dynamics of a watch just like the Ocean Star 600, which we found up shut on the Paris leg of the worldwide cliff diving competitors. Completely blacked out because of a DLC coating, the Ocean Star 600 is nonetheless utterly legible at nighttime due to the grade X SuperLuminova on the hour markers, fingers and technical ceramic bezel. Whether or not you’re watching the motion within the shade on the banks of the Seine, or considering the plunge on the platform with the magnificent Eiffel Tower to your proper, the watch makes for a comforting presence, reassuring you with its superlative water resistance of 600m and the strong construction of the 43.5mm metal case. 

Behind the lacquered black dial, the COSC-certified calibre 80 Si gives equally strong backing, with as much as 80 hours of energy reserve and superior silicon steadiness spring (as indicated by the Si a part of the identify). That is in fact a model of the Swatch Group developed ETA C07.82 base, which explains how Mido manages to supply such a powerful technical chronometer at simply S$2,700 (for the particular version with bracelet and extra strap). This worth proposition has distinguished Mido within the twenty first century, whereas different manufacturers give attention to climbing up the worth chain by growing costs. The Ocean Star additionally presents one different fascinating aspect, far faraway from excessive sports activities, that builds a hyperlink between our location on the Eiffel Tower and the inspiration behind the watch. 

Mido has been related to structure for 20 years now, and this has given us a particular hyperlink between Singapore and the model. The Artwork Science Museum right here is considered one of a number of icons associated to a selected Mido watch. We will have extra to say on this later, however for now, the Ocean Star assortment has an architectural inspiration too, however that’s truly a unique watch throughout the identical assortment. It’s considered one of 5 particular watches honouring the aforementioned twentieth anniversary. The reliability of the Ocean Star is a touchstone shared with the architectural hyperlink right here, the Europa Level Lighthouse that watches over the doorway and exit to the Mediterranean. Scripting this publish from the Eiffel Tower itself, it’s unattainable not to attract an express hyperlink, however we will say no extra for now.

Mido Ocean Star 600 DLC
Picture: Mido

Lastly, a few of you may be pondering that the gloss bits right here should be magnets for fingerprints. The DLC coating takes care of that, with the official specs calling the watch fingerprint-proof. Properly, the DLC handled components anyway. Our personal examination, transient although it was, confirms the veracity of the declare. 

Motion: Automated calibre 80 Si with date; 80-hour energy reserve (Max.)
Case: 43.5mm in DLC metal; water resistant to 600m
Strap: DLC metal with further rubber strap
Value: S$2,700

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