MIDO Great Wall Black & Brown Chronometer

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A tribute to the grandiose architecture of the Great Wall of China, the Great Wall collection is enriched with two new models for men

Launched in 2012 by the watchmaker Mido, the Great Wall collection pays tribute to one of the boldest architectural achievements in history. Two new men’s models, the sporty Black Chronometer and the elegant Brown Chronometer, have joined the collection whose unique forms are inspired by the Great Wall of China. Reminiscent of the stones that pave this symbolic monument, their dials are worked in relief, whilst the striated disc that surrounds them and the fluted sides of their cases subtly evoke its impressive ramparts. The Black Chronometer and the Brown Chronometer are fitted with a COSC-certified automatic movement. Just like the famous structure, these two characteristic timepieces are distinguished by the singularity of their design and their robustness.

With its Great Wall collection, the watchmaker Mido has chosen to pay tribute to one of the world’s most impressive architectural achievements. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Great Wall of China is a unique construction and one of the most significant monuments ever built by Man. Taking its references from the very shapes of the wall, the Great Wall collection conveys both its robustness and timelessness, a mark of true design for Mido.

The two new models that join this collection are distinguished by the singularity of their design and their assertive masculine character. With a diameter of 42 mm, the steel case (black PVD-treated for the Black Chronometer and rose PVD-treated for the Brown Chronometer) reveals a dial worked in relief, a subtle evocation of the stones that pave the Great Wall. The centre of the dial is surrounded by a striated disc – punctuated by large applied indexes – which evoke the ramparts of the imposing monument, as do the fluted sides of the case. A window positioned at 3 o’clock reveals the day and the date.

The raised chequered patterns that adorn the rubber strap of the Black Chronometer are a further nod to the famous edifice, whilst the various touches of orange on the dial and hands recall Mido’s visual identity. The Brown Chronometer, however, features a brown leather strap, and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, treated on both sides, protects the dial of both models. The hour and minute hands are Super-LumiNova® treated (orange for the Black chronometer and white for the Brown chronometer), offering perfect readability, even at night.

Robust and reliable, these two models are equipped with a COSC-certified chronometer automatic movement for precision in all conditions. Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft), these timepieces both have a transparent case back which allows their finely decorated movement to be admired. Sporty or elegant, each of these two models will appeal to men who appreciate watches of character.

The Great Wall watch is also available in an entirely steel version (bracelet and case) with a black, anthracite or silver dial with nickel or black nickel indexes. A model with a silver dial and black leather strap is also available.

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Movement         Automatic ETA 2836-2 certified COSC chronometer, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.05 mm, 25 jewels, 28,800 A/H, INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE shock-absorber, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, ANACHRON balance spring, GLUCYDUR balance wheel. Finely decorated chronometer movement with blued screws, decorated oscillating weight with Geneva stripes and engraved Mido logo. Function HMSD+Day. Adjusted on 5 different positions for a high accuracy. Min. 38 hours power reserve.


Case                  Stainless steel 316L with black PVD treatment (Black Chronometer) or rose PVD treatment (Brown Chronometer), Ø42 mm, 3 pieces, sapphire crystal with an anti-reflecting treatment on both sides, screwed crown, transparent case back to see the finely decorated chronometer movement, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft).


Bracelet             Black rubber strap (Black Chronometer) or brown genuine calf leather strap with crocodile look (Brown Chronometer) with folding clasp.


Dial                     Black (Black Chronometer) or brown (Brown Chronometer), centre finished in relief, indexes individually applied, day and date at 3 o’clock.


Hands                Hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova® (orange for the Black Chronometer and white for the Brown Chronometer) for easy readability at night.