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This week’s installment is brought to you by Mido Watches. In 2018, Mido is celebrating 100 years of exceptional watchmaking.
Mido’s Multifort series made its debut back in 1934, and the Multifort Escape is based on a later model introduced in the ‘40s. With the Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition, Mido molds that inspiration to create a wholly modern timepiece.
It measures 44 millimeters across, and the stainless steel case is finished with an aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment, giving the watch a striking look. The dial features vertical Geneva stripes, a defining feature of the Multifort series. Under some lights, these stripes disappear, and under others, they pop.
The watch is powered by the Caliber 80, an automatic movement based on the ETA 2824, but modified to feature up to 80 hours of power reserve.
As the name suggests, Horween leather is a big part of the package here. The Multifort Escape Horween SE comes with two straps made from Horween leather: one in brown calfskin and the other in black actual football calfskin, the same material provided by the Horween Leather Company for the manufacturing of professional footballs for over 75 years. This partnership accentuates Mido’s connection with football, which started with its sponsorships of the athletics programs at Stanford University, University of Texas and University of Southern California. The Mido Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition is available for $1,090. Click here to learn more.