Mido is one of the brands battling at the entry-level area of the market, and as it is a Swatch Group company it has the advantage of having access to the latest ETA movements. In this case, the Mido Multifort Chronograph Adventure is equipped with the Mido Calibre 60, or the ETA A05H31, an updated version of the Valjoux 7753, providing 60 hours power reserve. It is priced at €1,730, which makes it more competitive than (for example) the Tudor Fastrider Chrono, which has the older ETA 7753 and costs about €3,500, but less competitive than the Steinhart Apollon Chrono, which has the ETA 7750 movement and costs €910.
The Mido Multifort Chronograph Adventure has a strap integrated into the case, so that there is no gap at the junction, a very attractive feature. Not many brands do this, but it has a dramatic effect on the aesthetics of the watch. Other examples (there aren’t many) include the latest versions of the Portugieser by IWC, and the Baume & Mercier Clifton Automatic Big Date and Power Reserve On the Mido Adventure, the strap is in perforated calfskin which enhances the sports look. It has a Mido folding clasp opened with two pushers.
Anthracite PVD case
The brown/anthracitte colour scheme gives the watch distinctive looks. The anthracite dial has a vertical Côtes de Genève motif, and brown SuperLuminova on the skeletonized hour and minute hands and indices. The case is 44 mm in diameter, with anthracite PVD finish, water resistant to 10 bar/100 metres. The crown is screw-down, and used just to wind the watch if necessary, and to set the time. There is a recessed pusher on the caseband at 10 o’clock to change the date.
Mido Calibre 60 movement
The automatic movement can be viewed through the sapphire caseback. The oscillating weight is decorated with Côtes de Genève and the Mido logo, and the other parts of the movement are finished with engine-turned surfaces and blued screws.
Reference and price
The Mido Multifort Chronograph Adventure is reference M025.627.36.061.10 and costs €1,730.