The call of the ocean for Mido Ocean Star GMT

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The new Ocean Star GMT, with its orange details and steel bracelet, offers new horizons to those who dream of faraway places

Its very practical GMT function accompanies explorers over land and sea. The time is displayed with perfect legibility for the time zone of both the place of origin and the destination. An instrument that is as effective as it is aesthetic, the Ocean Star GMT presents bold contrasts. The time zone indication and dedicated hand appear in orange – an emblematic colour from Mido – on the velvety black dial. A rotating bezel in glossy black high-tech ceramic, green Super-Luminova® and a satin-brushed steel bracelet further enhance its sporty character.

Mido Ocean Star GMT, ref. M026.629.11.051.01
Mido Ocean Star GMT M026.629.11.051.01

Highly reliable, its formidable Caliber 80 delivers up to 80 hours of power reserve. Just as the beam from a lighthouse guides seafarers, the Ocean Star GMT points the way to an escape, with time zones as a point of reference. At Europe’s southernmost tip stands an architectural construction built to withstand any storm, that has unfailingly watched over the Gibraltar Strait since 1841: the Europa Point Lighthouse. Its powerful beam of light helps sailors to find their bearings on the often rough waters between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Created by Mido in 1944, the Ocean Star collection is characterised by its reliability, just like this monument, which was built to safely guide men embarking on new maritime conquests.

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The perfectly legible Ocean Star GMT allows you to read two time zones very simply, their hands differentiated according to their function. The diamond-cut hands indicate the hours and minutes, while an additional orange-varnished hand indicates the time in the second time zone. It points towards the flange of the dial, marked with the 24 hours. On each hand and index, green Super-Luminova® guides explorers even in the dark. Another very practical feature is the date that appears in an aperture at 3 o’clock.

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Easy to use, the Ocean Star GMT allows travellers to navigate between any two timezones

Sailing the seas with the Ocean Star GMT on their wrist, this sporty model meets the needs of every globetrotter, who must always be able to rely on their watch. The ring of its unidirectional rotating bezel is made of ceramic, which is incredibly hard and strong. Its fluting makes it easier to operate, tracking elapsed time very easily and as often as necessary. The case is fashioned from robust stainless steel and presents subtly contrasting polished and satin-finished surfaces. The screwed case back and crown further enhance the Ocean Star GMT’s resistance to the elements. Water-resistant up to 20 bar and and incorporating a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, this sporty model is perfect for explorers in all situations. On the case back, Mido has engraved the time zones.

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The Ocean Star GMT is ready for any expedition and can be worn every day or over a diving suit, thanks to a diving extension. The finishes of its links play on contrasts, with satin-brushed side links and polished centre links

The Ocean Star GMT is also available with a blue fabric strap and matching ceramic bezel, as well as a two-tone version in steel and rose gold-coloured PVD.

Mido Ocean Star GMT

Case: Satin-finished and polished stainless steel – Ø44 mm – 2 parts unidirectional rotating bezel in black-coloured ceramic – sapphire crystal – anti-reflective treatment on both sides – finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement – case back engraved with time zones – engraved serial number – screwed case back and crown – water-resistant 200 m

Movement: Automatic – Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.661 base) – Ø25.60 mm – height 5.77 mm – 25 jewels – 21,600 vph –  finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement – oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo

Functions: HMSD + GMT 24H – Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy – Up to 80 hours of power reserve

Bracelet: Satin-finished bracelet – polished central link – with folding clasp – diving extension in stainless steel

Dial: Velvety black – individually applied indexes with green Super-LumiNova – date at 3 o’clock – Second time zone displayed on the flange, with orange numbers.

Hands: Diamond-cut hour and minute hands with central groove and green Super-LumiNova®, diamond-cut sweep-seconds hand with orange varnished tip and green Super-LumiNova – orange varnished second-time-zone hand with green Super-LumiNova

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