1918. Mr. Georges Schaeren, an experienced and ingenious Swiss watchmaker, foundedMIDO G. Schaeren & Co. on 11 November. From the start, the name MIDO – from Spanish «Yo mido» (i.e. «I measure») – became synonymous with technical innovation and timeless designs.
MIDO watch movements combine all of watchmaking tradition’s strict criteria. The models of most of the collections are equipped with a transparent case back showing the mechanical and aesthetic beauty of the Swiss watch movements. Our timepieces are endowed with an oscillating weight decorated with Geneva Stripes and MIDO logo, guilloché or circular-grained bridges, or blued screws. MIDO also offers a series of chronometers whose conformity is certified by a neutral testing bureau that provides an official certification after rigorous testing. Each chronograph watch is unique and identified by an engraved number on the movement.
The “Chronometer” certification guarantees the high accuracy of a watch or a movement.
The tests run by the COSC include the verification of the engraved number on the watch movement and controls in a testing environment. Each movement is individually tested following a strict procedure that lasts several days in five positions and at different temperatures (8°C, 23°C and 38°C). Over 15 days, the movements go though daily controls. Every day – including Saturday and Sunday – the instruments are measured and wound. If it meets the standards, the movement is “Chronometer” certified.MIDO decided to enhance its flagship movement – the Caliber 80 – with a silicon balance-spring.
In addition to its anti-magnetic properties, this component, which is essential in luxury watchmaking, offers far greater long-term accuracy than a standard balance-spring and better shock-resistance. It is a COSC-certified chronometer watch and offers an exceptional autonomy of up to 80 hours of power reserve.To celebrate the Big Date MIDO watch that represents its 100th anniversary, MIDO developed an exclusive automatic movement with a big date based on its Caliber 80. In addition to its original date display, it offers formidable autonomy, with up to 80 hours of power reserve. Finely decorated with an oscillating weight adorned with Geneva Stripes and the MIDO logo, it can be admired through the transparent sapphire glass case back of the Commander Big Date and Baroncelli Big Date.
The Caliber 80 Datometer is an automatic watch movement with an exclusive MIDO date indicator based on its Caliber 80, which offers up to 80 hours of power reserve. It can be admired through the transparent sapphire case back of the Multifort Datometer.
The Caliber 80 from MIDO is a next-generation automatic watch movement which offers up to 80 hours of power reserve, twice as much as a regular calibre. It is also available as a chronometer that has been officially certified by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) for its superior accuracy.The Caliber 60 is an automatic chronograph watch movement at the cutting edge of watchmaking innovation that offers up to 60 hours of power reserve, compared to approximately 48 hours on a standard version.