Mido‘s Baroncelli collection offers women’s watches with mechanical movements at accessible prices, and this piece in particular is powered by the new ETA Caliber 80 which provides 80 hours power reserve. The dial is in white mother-of-pearl dial with eight diamond hour markers (total 0.04 carats), framed by a circular rose PVD-finish 316L stainless steel case mounted on a cream-coloured leather strap which has a rose PVD-finish folding clasp. The result is a classic 33 mm women’s watch good for the day and through to the evening. Water-resistance is 50 metres.
The watch has a sapphire caseback providing a view of the self-winding Mido Caliber 80 movement, which is the ETA C07.611. It is decorated with circular graining, blued screws and an oscillating weight with Côtes de Genève and the Mido logo. The 80-hour power reserve is attained in part by a reduction in frequency from 28,800 vph to 21,600 vph (3 Hertz), a reduction in the barrel pinion diameter in order to increase the size of the Nivaflex NM mainspring, and high-tech materials used for the escapement in order to decrease friction. The balance regulation system has also changed: there is no longer the conventional regulator index, and instead of acting on the balance spring (now called the Elinchron II balance spring), the system seems to be based on adjusting the geometry of the balance wheel (inertial regulation). This is performed by laser in the factory.
Reference and price
The Mido Baroncelli Donna Caliber 80, is reference M022.207.36.116.11, price approximately €980. Two other versions of this model are available.