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MIDO Ocean Star [wot no bronze]

In this day and age, does the absence of a bronze model in your lineup of divers or nautical watches mean that you are out of touch?

Rolex with their clinical style for example have steered well clear of the material – god forbid, the thought of a submariner with patina!

Whereas other manufacturers have for the most embraced the material, offering at least one or two special editions in bronze for their diver’s collections.

I was just about to say kudos, Mido when I saw their newest Ocean Star with what appeared to be a bonze case and read the word ‘’patina’’ in the PR,

(a reference only to the watch’s leather strap) but alas, it’s pink gold PVD all the way for these two new Ocean Star divers.

There’s nothing wrong with a bit of RG PVD, but it just got me thinking – what are your thoughts on Bronze vs. Gold PVD?

On to the Ocean Star refs. M026.430.36.091.00 & M026.430.36.041.00, two nautical-inspired timepieces that have joined Mido’s Ocean Star collection; each with their own distinct personalities.

The first comes with a luxurious green grained dial and a leather strap that will acquire a patina over time – offering a vintage style and color scheme that is evocative of the seaside.

The second model takes its inspiration from the maritime world with its deep blue dial and fabric-style strap in the same shade, reminiscent of boat rigging.

The two nautical watches are fitted with robust Stainless steel cases with polished and satin-finished pink gold PVD treatment and feature aluminum unidirectional rotational diver’s bezels in green or blue.

Reliable companions for all fans of nautical activities, these Ocean Star watches combine robustness, elegance and accuracy.

They are water-resistant to 200 meters and are equipped with the Calibre 80, a next-generation automatic movement which gives them a power reserve of up to 80 hours.

You get also friendly starfish engraving in relief on the case-backs of watches as reminder of where you ought to be this summer – the beach!

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