Miró is a brand we’ve looked at a couple of times on worn&wound. They aren’t the typical type of brand we discuss, but they’re a brand I have a soft spot for. They make very affordable, minimal watches, but ones with their own aesthetic. A bit classic, a bit playful, they manage to not be another cookie cutter brand in the post-DW world, which is to say not another faux-dress watch clone “redefining luxury” with a brand name with the formula “street I grew up on & made up last name”. They are also thoroughly unisex, making them a great brand to consider for gifts for the holidays. Today, we’re going to take a quick look at two new Miró’s, the Occasion 38 Emerald and Everyday 40 Deep Blue. Be sure to check out the video for a more in depth look.
The Occasion 38 Emerald is Miró’s first small-seconds design, which uses color to add personality. It’s quartz, as you might expect, but comes in at a modest price of 165 euros or about $175. The case is thin and elegant measuring 38 x 45 x 8.3mm. It’s a bowl shape with triangular lugs that features a mix of polished and brushed surfaces, which is nice to see at the price point. Overall, it’s a fairly formal design, and on a man’s wrist feels like a dress watch.
The dial makes it more playful, however, by being an even green color. Not quite “emerald” in my eyes, rather more towards a mint, it’s a very appealing and atypical color for a dial. The dial features an index of polished, applied markers, set in from a white railroad style minutes track. At six is a sub-seconds dial in dark grey that subdues the overall saturation of the dial. There is then a red seconds hand adding a second pop of color. It’s a weird dial, but it works and looks pretty cool with an otherwise toned down outfit. It’s also available in Wolf grey, for a more monochromatic look.