Of the various types of watch, “dress” seem to be the most uncommon in the affordable range. Sure, there are a few great ones out there, but as new releases go, they are few and far between. Especially ones that are thin and small enough to be true, modest dress watches. With the new Baroncelli Heritage, Mido has created a new dress offering that is worth a closer look.
Mido is a brand we haven’t discussed much on w&w, though hopefully that will change in the coming year. One of Swatch Group’s affordable mainstays, they make distinctly gorgeous vintage inspired watches, with a few modern pieces as well, but were really marketed towards the Latin and Asian markets. So, we simply didn’t come across them very often. Now, they are pushing to gain more popularity in the US, which exciting news for all of us.
Back to the watch, the Baroncelli Heritage was made in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Baroncelli line. Perhaps their dressiest and most classical series, the Baroncelli’s are clean and formal, ranging from 37-39mm for three-handers up to 42mm for chronographs and other complications. The Heritage stays true to the line, but takes a decidedly simpler, graphic approach that speaks to the mid-twentieth century, and packages it in an exceptionally thin case.