4 Extraordinary Men’s Timepieces by Mido
Mido is a Swiss made watch manufacturer that has been creating refined timepieces since 1918. Mido has a philosophy of combining functionality, aesthetics, and solid construction in their watches, and the result has been some of the most gorgeous and affordable quality watches you will find anywhere.
These distinguished watches are durable, on the cutting edge of mechanical design, and always made with quality materials. Take a look at four extraordinary Mido Men’s timepieces below that you can typically score for under or around $500.
Mido 42mm Multifort Automatic Silver Dial Men’s Watch
Price: $579.99 / Retail $930.00
In a classic style that will appeal to men everywhere, Mido’s Multifort Automatic Silver Dial is a fascinating design at an incredible price.
Featuring a self-winding automatic movement, something not commonly seen in a quality timepiece at this price, this Multifort watch is powered by kinetic movement — power collected by the movement of your own body (your arm in this case).
The 42mm Gold-Plated case looks stunning as it encases a unique, striated silver dial with some interesting design features. At the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions are Gold-Plated stick indexes filled in with a single attractive black stripe. The remaining hour positions feature a single black dot to indicate the time.
This Swiss Multifort continues this design in the three dial hands. The second hand is pure black and tapered nicely at the end, ticking away against the second marking around the outer rim; the minute and hour hands are Gold-Plated and feature a black fill that makes this tri-tone timepiece really stand out in its design.
The date window looks modern and perfectly designed for this Mido. Located between the 3 o’clock index and the central point of the dial, this rectangular window displays the day of the week (as MON, TUE, etc…) as well as the day of the month.
Finally, the dark black strap embodies the popular design of accent stitching, using white against the black leather to draw in the silver dial design to perfection.
Mido 42mm Multifort Chronograph Black Dial Black Leather Men’s Watch
Price: $429.99 (Sale) / Reg. $474.94 / Retail $730.00
The second Mido on this list is the stunning Rose Gold-tone Multifort Chronograph. This 42mm timepiece is made from Rose Gold-tone Stainless Steel and is slim at only 10.45mm thick. This round timepiece features three subdials (a 60 second, 60 minute, and 1/10th of a second), as well as Chronograph and Tachymeter functions. This Swiss watch also has a calendar window at the 4 o’clock position, making this watch capable of five different time keeping functions.
The design, of course, is what is incredible. Featuring a black dial, black leather strap, and Rose Gold-tone features, this watch oozes class. The hour markers are beautifully designed Rose Gold-tone indexes; the three main dial hands are filled with luminescent qualities that look classic rather than sporty against the Rose Gold-tone of the hands; and the subdials are applied against the black dial but also feature beautifully placed Rose Gold-tone subdial hands that track a variety of time.
This chronograph is only one of two Mido models on this list that features a Quartz movement, but it is well worth it for the design, features, and quality of this timepiece. Using an ETA G15.211 engine, you will have no problem keeping precision time on this Mido.
The Rose Gold-tone Stainless Steel encapsulates the entire 42mm case, the stationary bezel, the push buttons, crown, and solid case backing. This makes for a watch that can feature outstanding water resistance — and it does — up to 100 meters (330 feet)!
The crystal is genuine scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal, which is an excellent luxury touch. And finally, the strap — taking a page from the current popularity of color stitching along the leather straps, this Swiss Mido features German-inspired red stitching along the black alligator leather strap, which completely changes the look of this piece in the best way possible.
You can purchase this timepiece right now for under $500, and with a retail price of $730 for this incredible Mido, this is a Swiss watch that every man can now own and show off with pride.
Mido 42mm Multifort Chronograph Men’s Watch
Price: $425.00 (Sale) / Reg. $474.94 / Retail $730.00
For a more sporty look, you may be interested in this bold men’s design. Featuring a 42mm black PVD Stainless Steel case with a red rubber strap, this Mido model is perfect for those who require a watch that can take some sweat for those with active lifestyles.
This impressive Multifort features a scratch resistant Sapphire crystal, a solid black PVD Stainless Steel construction and backing, a deep black dial, luminous silver-tone hands and index markers, and a tachymeter around the inner bezel. This analog Chronograph features three subdials displaying: 60 seconds, 30 minutes, and 1/10th of a second.
This 42mm watch is water resistant up to 30 meters (100 feet) and features a water-friendly deep red rubber strap with a deployment strap.
The black dial features silver-tone hour, minute, and second hands (of which, the two former feature luminescence), and the three subdials are marked with silver-tone hands as well. The stationary bezel is made of the same black PVD Stainless Steel as the case.
The dial features a tachymeter around the outer rim of the dial which the tapered silver-tone second hand marks against with precision. The 4 o’clock position also features a slanted calendar window. Much like Mido’s other designs, the hour indexes are of fantastic design. Applied with silver-tone materials, these hour markers match the silver-tone of the dial hands.
As a chronograph, this attractive sports Mido features two red push buttons and a black PVD crown. As far as bold chronograph timepieces go, this Swiss Mido has really hit this one out of the park.
Mido Baroncelli Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch
Price: $488.00 (Sale) / Retail $870.00
If leather or rubber straps aren’t your ideal look, no worries — the Mido Baroncelli Automatic features not only a gorgeous dial but an extremely attractive Stainless Steel bracelet with luxury links.
This watch is all class, complete with a more traditional 38mm case size. At only 10mm thin, this case is sleek and perfect for impressive casual wear or dress wear.
The Stainless Steel case, bracelet, and bezel look outstanding against the Mido black dial. With a genuine automatic movement, you need no battery replacement — using the kinetic energy of your own body, your timepiece will tick away with precision.
The black dial is a bit different than your typical Mido, and features a design that is geared more towards a classic look one would expect in a dressy timepiece. The hour indexes are teeth-like and silver-toned for a sharp and classic look. A tachymeter is applied around the outer rim of the dial. Matching the stationary Stainless Steel bezel, the three dial hands are silver-toned, matching the solidly one-tone metallic look of the whole design.
With a calendar window angled between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions, this is the lone feature on this minimalist black dial.
The water resistance of this watch is also great, up to 50 meters (165 feet), which negates any concerns you may have about getting this classic dress watch wet when washing your hands or during an accidental drop in water.
Overall, this automatic Baroncelli timepiece by Mido is a perfect watch for the man seeking a timeless classic of impeccable design and quality material.