• Magnificent Mido Multifort watch
  • Magnificent Mido Multifort watch
  • Magnificent Mido Multifort watch
  • Magnificent Mido Multifort watch
  • Magnificent Mido Multifort watch
  • Magnificent Mido Multifort watch
  • Magnificent Mido Multifort watch
  • Magnificent Mido Multifort watch

Magnificent Mido Multifort watch, the first watch to be antimagnetic, waterproof, automatic & anti choc

Brand:Mido
Model:Multifort
Year:1940's
Material:Stainless steel
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:28.5mm
Size - length including lugs:36mm
Condition:Very good
Price:$850

Magnificent Mido Multifort watch, the first watch to be antimagnetic, waterproof, automatic & anti choc

Beautiful Mido Multifort from the 1940’s in stainless steel. The watch has a cream dial with Arabic gray numbers and second counter at 6 o’clock. Below the Mido name you have Multifort and above the seconds Super Automatic. The hands are thin and original. In the back case you have engraved “Mido – Multifort Automatic – Switzerland – Waterproof / impermeable – Anti-choc – Antimagnetic – Rustless steel. Inside the case you have “Brit Pat 385509 – Mido limited Switzerland rustless steel #1028451. The movement comes with a Mido limited 816 caliber (AS 1081) with 17 jewels. The watch has a leather brown band.

History

The story of the company started in 1918 by Georges Schaeren in Bienne. No archive gives the origins of the Mido name. Generally speaking, at the beginning, the company was producing cheaper watches with accuracy and fashion. Schaeren had a fascination for radiator design and made for example a gold radiator watch in 1920’s. Then came another marketing idea in making an agreement with car-owner associations. The King of Spain was wearing a Mido watch. In 1934 comes the “Multifort” and then the “Permadur” in 1936. In 1939, the collection came with two novelties the “Radiotime” and the “Datometer”. Mido also offered chronographs with the “Multicenterchrono” which had its 60 minutes counter in the center of the dial. In 1959 came the most famous watch with the “Ocean Star” in a single-piece case with the Aquadura sealing system. Today Mido is owned by the Swatch Group.

Technical details

Automatic Mido limited 816 caliber (AS 1081) with 17 jewels – Made in Switzerland – 3X adjusted.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 28.5mm
Length including lugs: 36mm

Price: $850