The new MIDO Baroncelli III Rose Gold 18K chronometer watch, which is set to be revealed at Baselworld 2011 show, combines a chronometer-grade Swiss made movement with an elegant, classic shape of the case.
Although MIDO is not especially good when it comes to modern-styled watches, their classic timepieces are extremely attractive.
Maybe that’s because the recipe for a successful classic timekeeper is known for ages: take a round case, add standard Roman or Breguet-style Arabic numerals, mix it with engine-turned dial and serve it on a leather strap. Here we go: another classic watch that will sell like hot pancakes.
This new MIDO Baroncelli III Rose Gold 18K model, for example, sports a tried and true combination of 18-carat rose gold case and hands and a silver-toned dial, which is adorned with finely executed guilloche pattern.
Being only 39 millimeters in diameter, the case looks absolutely classic (or even vintage) so the watch may be worn with any type of formal attire without raising eyebrows or turning heads, like it sometimes happens when you wear a dressy sports watch.
Although the Barocelli III Rose Gold 18K is powered with a mass produced ETA 2836-2 automatic movement, it is still a high-grade job, officially certified by COSC as a chronometer.
The movement is also decorated with Cotes de Geneve stripes and sports blued screws. Its oscillating weight is adorned with the corporate logo and is perfectly visible through a transparent case back.
MIDO Baroncelli III Rose Gold 18K Chronometer Automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2836-2, 28,800 vph, 25 jewels, COSC-certified chronometer, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Cotes de Geneve motif, branded rotor, blued screws
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: 40 hours
Case material: Rose gold
Bezel material: Rose gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 39.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Silver-toned, central guilloche pattern
Numerals: Roman, transferred
Hands: Dauphine, facetted and polished
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Black crocodile-pattern leather with folding clasp in rose gold PVD steel
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective on both sides
Case back: Transparent