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2019-09-16

MIDO Ocean Star TRIBUTE

Here’s another look at what is probably Mido’s most interesting diver offering in a while; the Ocean Star TRIBUTE, a new diver from Mido that we previewed a few months back.



Last week, the watch finally saw its official release which means, I have some proper pictures to share with you as well as all the details including; specifications, variants and pricing.



75 years after the unveiling of its very first Ocean Star, Mido has launched a Special Edition series paying homage to their iconic collection, known since the 1940s for its reliable levels of water-resistance.



These two new Ocean Star Tributes are fitting modern reinterpretation of the diver's watches created in the 1960s.



A 40.5mm in diameter case, an ultra-resistant box Sapphire crystal and a multi-link Stainless steel bracelet gives the Ocean Star Tribute plenty of retro appeal.



The same sort of styling that Mido say was responsible for the success of the 1960s Ocean Star historic models.



Touches of SuperLumiNova on the bezel, indexes and hands offer high levels of readability no-matter how adverse the diving conditions.



Water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bars AKA 200m, these two automatic dive watches come with an additional strap –



in either; a black or blue technical fabric or fabric-look leather strap, so that they can be adapted to the desired occasion on land or sea.



The Ocean Star Tribute watches house Mido’s Caliber 80, a next-generation movement that offers a power-reserve of up to 80hrs.



It is a chronometer that has been officially certified by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) for its superior accuracy.



Finally the case-back boasts one final finishing touch as it is decorated with a polished starfish in relief, the historical symbol of the Ocean Star.



The Ocean Star Tribute ref. M026.830.11.051.00 (black) and M026.830.11.041.00 (blue) has a Swiss MSRP of 990CHF which includes taxes.



Thoughts? It’s a Mido, so it’s kinda’ hard to get overly excited, not so different from say, seeing the latest Volvo at the car show; it's interesting, but where's the Benz stand at?!



It would have been even cooler if they had done away with the modern crown-guard as it still look a tad generic. What do you think? Would you buy this over say a Divers Sixty-Five?

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