I’ll admit it: over the last few weeks, I’ve felt a little bummed out that the Swatch Group brands left Baselworld behind this year. One of my favorite springtime traditions is doing back-of-the-envelope math at my desk to figure out some way, any way, that I can acquire whatever new limited edition Speedmaster or ceramic encrusted Seamaster has just been announced. And I always enjoy seeing the heritage releases from Longines and the beautiful high horology of Breguet. Obviously, things didn’t quite pan out that way this year, with the Swatch brands taking a more freewheeling approach to announcing their big new releases.
One of those brands that perhaps doesn’t get as much attention as it should here in the USA is Mido, who have recently announced a new entry into their Multifort line. While this news certainly made me wonder if I’ll see an Omega announcement come screaming into my inbox sometime soon, I was pleasantly surprised by this tasteful, vintage-inspired watch from a bit of an underdog in the Swatch stable. It seems to nail a lot of details that give it an old school, vintage charm, with the modern technology under the hood that we all expect from a Swatch brand. Let’s take a closer look at Mido’s new Multifort Patrimony.
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial: blue, anthracite, black
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Movement: Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (base ETA C07.621)
Strap/bracelet: leather strap
Expected release: Available now