Mido Baroncelli Heritage M027.407

The 2017 version of the Mido Baroncelli Heritage is even closer to the idea of an entry-level dress watch than last year’s piece. The 39 mm polished 316L steel case is very slim at just under 7 mm, and the white grained dial has minimalist baton hour markers and a discreet date window at 3 o’clock. The strap is in calf leather with a crocodile print pattern, and has a steel buckle.

Mido Baroncelli Heritage

Black tie elegance

The overall impression is of a classical watch, something that works well with whatever your dress code, from smart casual to black tie. Some would say that a dress watch shouldn’t have a date window but I’m sure people will be prepared to compromise on this. Water resistance is the standard 30 metres, 3 bar.

Mido Baroncelli Heritage

Automatic movement

The Baroncelli Heritage has a display caseback in sapphire crystal, revealing the Mido 1192 movement. This is made by ETA as the 2892-A2, 3.6 mm thick, adjusted to four positions, with blued screws, perlage, and circular Côtes de Genève on the oscillating weight. The movement runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hertz, and has a power reserve of 42 hours. The series number is engraved on the caseback.

Mido Baroncelli Heritage

Price and reference

It’s the slimness of the watch that represents its unique selling point. Below 7 mm is excellent, on a par with many so-called ultra thin, far more expensive, watches by other brands. As for the name, Baroncelli, I haven’t yet found out from where it comes, but the overall impression is that it was simply invented to sound like something Italian. This Mido Baroncelli Heritage costs €940. Available from April 2017.

Mido Baroncelli Heritage

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