With the 2020 collection, Mido seems to be offering some amazing pieces at value-driven prices. First, it was a transparent-dial Commander at under MYR 4,000 then came their Ocean Star GMT at just under MYR 5,000. Now, they have an ultra-thin, limited edition, hand-wound mechanical watch with a small seconds indicator and a rose gold PVD case, also under MYR 5,000. Say hello to the Mido Baroncelli Mechanical Limited Edition.
With the Baroncelli being the home of Mido’s pieces that were inspired by the Rennes Opera House, this Mechanical limited Edition represents the purest form of the dress watch. It is the thinnest watch that Mido has ever made at less than 7mm in height and will easily slip under any shirt cuff. And the way they have achieved this feat is by doing away with the winding rotor of a mechanical watch and instead utilising a mechanical hand-wound movement. This movement is basically the ETA/Peseux 7001 that has been beautifully decorated.
The dial of the watch is as classy as they come with a black lacquer finish and also a small second’s indicator at the 6 o’clock position. And the rest of the elements are kept as minimal as possible with applied baton indices and pencil-style hands. The only complaint I have about the dial is the fact that the words “Limited Edition” are printed on the dial to accompany the Mido logo.
The case is a respectable 39mm, although I think they could have gone even smaller for a dress watch. And it has a rose gold PVD coating, which makes sense considering the watch has an MSRP of MYR 4,830.
The Mido Baroncelli Mechanical Limited Edition is limited to 2,020 units worldwide to coincide with the year of its launch.