MIDO – MULTIFORT ESCAPE
GEOMETRY AT THE SERVICE OF TIME
Before celebrating its 100th anniversary next year, Mido has expanded its collections with three new watches inspired by a model from the 1940s.
“Architecture is the precise, magnificent and learned interplay of volumes brought together in the light.” Like Le Corbusier, Mido develops its timepieces by playing with rigour and intelligence on geometric forms and technical innovations. So, while the Multifort Escape stands out with its classical simplicity as a three-handed date watch, a few details still help give it a very distinct personality. The wide 44mm case has an original finish, since the steel has been given an aged black and sanded PVD coating. The result? Every single case is unique!
The dial is available in three colours: black, anthracite grey and khaki. They all have a large, vertical “Geneva Waves” pattern, providing a subtle interplay of light and contrast. Above them turn the wide, black enamelled hands, coated in SuperLumiNova®, and with a shape inspired by the Mido pilot’s watch worn by the entrepreneur and aviator Milton Reynolds during his round-the-world flight in 1947.
While the design is inspired by a vintage model, the Multifort Escape is equipped with one of the Swatch Group’s most recent and efficient movements, with a high-tech spiral and spring. The automatic mechanism with its finely decorated rotor can be seen through the sapphire glass, and provides a very generous power reserve of three and a half days.
The Multifort Escape comes with a calf’s leather strap with a natural look and a texture matching the case finish to perfection.
By Dan Diaconu