“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a weekly roundup of some our favorite watch content from Worn & Wound, great stories from around the web, and cool gear that we’ve got our eye on.
This week’s installment is brought to you by Mido Watches.
In 2018, Mido is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and to honor that momentous occasion the storied Swiss brand is bringing back numerous iconic watches from its archives. The Commander series is a hallmark of Mido’s catalog—both past and present—and the new Icone Black firmly plants the watch, with its neo-vintage roots, into the modern era.With a case rendered in anthracite PVD, the Icone is as discreet as it is elegant. The dial is satin-finished with orange highlights for a bit of pop, and it features Super-LumiNova for nighttime legibility. Matching in finish is the integrated Milanese mesh bracelet, which adds an understated and classic touch to the whole look.
Internally, Mido outfits the Icone with the Caliber 80 Si, a decorated, COSC-certified chronometer movement featuring a silicon balance-spring. As the name hints, the Caliber 80 Si comes with a whopping 80-hours of power reserve.
The Mido Icone Black is currently available for $1,390. Learn more here.