Introducing the Mido Multifort Chronometer Powered by the Value-Packed Caliber 80 Si

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The Multifort is a mainstay of Mido’s catalog, and the Multifort Chronometer—the latest entry into the Multifort family—really elevates the entire range. Aside from an aesthetic facelift, the Multifort Chronometer is also the first watch in this collection to feature Mido’s Caliber 80 Si, a COSC-certified movement with a silicon balance spring and a whopping 80 hours of power reserve.

The Multifort Chronometer comes in a 42-millimeter, three-piece case rendered in stainless steel, two-tone, and black PVD. Additional specs include: a domed sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflective treatment; a screwed-in case back showing off the aforementioned movement, which, by the way, is beautifully decorated; a case rated to 100 meters, so it’s built for versatility; and a day/date at three.

The sportiest of the new Mulitfort Chronometer series.

There are currently four available dials. The stainless steel case comes with either a matching silver dial or a darker gray one; the two-tone case has a silver dial with rose gold (PVD) applied markers, hands, and date window frame; and the black PVD case has a matching black dial with parchment-toned accents on the dial and hands. The dials are largely conservative, except for the PVD where the dial is kind of tactical-looking and sporty.

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One thing I’d like to point out is that the vertical striping on the dial, which has long been a defining feature of the series, is spaced a bit wider here than on what was available on past models. I got to check these out in the metal a few weeks back, and the wider spacing looks really good and actually helps to declutter the dial (though the dial was never cluttered, per se, but I do think the new design is better overall). The hands are triple faceted and feature Super-LumiNova.

Excellent proportions on the mid-case.

Altogether, Mido has a really nice package here, with the standout being the bang-for-the-buck movement (which, as I wrote above, is nicely decorated). That movement paired with a conservatively-styled-yet-interesting dial and casing makes for a highly wearable and versatile watch, and the added feature set really does set it apart from other Swatch Group offerings that come at a similar price. If you’re looking for something with horological chops that you can wear daily, this is a watch worth considering.

Caliber 80 Si.

Pricing begins at $1,250 for the steel on leather and climbs to 1,440 for the two-tone on a bracelet. Mido

Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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