Mido is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion the storied Swiss brand is releasing a handful of centennial novelties throughout the year. One such watch is the Mido Baroncelli Big Date, which, as the name indicates, features a big date complication.
I’m a big fan of the Baroncelli line. As someone who often prefers more classically styled watches, the Baroncelli collection delivers on presenting reasonably priced, traditionally designed pieces with certain flourishes that make them stand out among their peers.
Powering the Big Date is the Caliber 80 movement, which is ETA’s 80-hour automatic caliber. It’s used, in one form or another, throughout Swatch Group’s lower to mid-tier brands, and it’s a nice touch of added value beyond a traditional ETA 2824.