MIDO has just presented its updated Baroncelli III Lady Chronometer (Ref. M010.208.16.053.20). Although some bloggers take MIDO’s recent press release too literally and call this new model the brand’s “first” entry into the world of ladies chronometer watches, it is not exactly so. Here’s why.
The Oris Maldives 300M Diver (Ref. 643 7654 7185 RS / MB) celebrates the World Oceans Day while raising some money to Bluepeace, an environmental NGO, which is based on the Maldives and has its main objective “to protect the environment through environmental education and training.”
The 2011 MIDO Baroncelli III Rose Gold 18K chronometer (ref. M901.408.76.033.20) was revealed at Baselworld 2011 show. The dressy timekeeper successfully combines a chronometer-grade -albeit relatively inexpensive- Swiss-made movement with an elegant, classic shape of the case.
Besides the 2011 Spacematic 2012 series, at Baselworld 2011, Fortis has also presented a less mundane limited-edition B-47 Big Black (ref. 675.18.81 K) collection delivered in that trendy “Black-is-You-Know-the-New-Black” color theme.
The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Day Date Blue Dial (Ref. 6158-SS001-43E) is equipped with an attractive three-dimensional blue dial and… not much else. Still, its compact stainless steel body, which is only 40 millimeters in diameter and not particularly thick at 12.50 mm, is nicely sculpted and is also perfectly finished giving the three-hander that sporty, energetic appearance that some money-savvy customers may find more than attractive.
The 2010 limited-edition Fortis B42 Black Mars 500 is the German-based brand’s another attempt to monetize its long-standing partnership with the Russian Roscosmos Federal Space Agency that dates back to the year 1994.
This year, Hamilton will again expand its model range with a line of “aviators.” Inspired by “historic” models from the 1930s and 1940s, the 2010 self-winding Khaki Pilot offers a lot more refinement than one could have asked for in the sub-$1000 range.
With its newest B42 Black & Black Limited Edition, Fortis jumps into the black-on-black craze band-wagon.
During the Baselworld 2009 show, TAG Heuer has presented its new offering for those seeking a sporty, waterproof timekeeper. The Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5 is offered in a mid-sized 43 mm case and allows for impressive water-resistance of 500 meters (1640 ft.) Combine these features with the elegant exterior styling and you get yourself a solid choice not only for recreational diving but also for more formal events.
Based on the slim COSC-certified ETA 2836-2 movement, the new Mido Baroncelli Chronometer Jubilee is just another proof that classic is always cool. Also, it tries to tell you that you don’t need to be a millionaire to afford a dressy watch.