Midos Ocean Star 600 Secret Upgrade for 2022!
The Mido Ocean Star family has been attracting a lot of attention of late with the release of exciting new models like this black edition based on their full diver Ocean Star 600.
Water-resistant to 60 bar (600 m / 1,968 ft) the new timepiece is characterized by its elegant black DLC finish; But there’s a lot more to it when you delve deeper into its DLC surface treatment.
Speaking of which, DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) has been around for so long now that we rarely think of using this specialist treatment on the rotor blade tips of a military helicopter.
Using plasma-based vacuum deposition techniques, an inert gas is used to deposit very thin layers of graphite (carbon) and diamond particles about 1 nanometer thick.
It offers hitherto unmatched physical properties that defy the toll of time: exceptional resistance to wear and tear due to its hardness and flexibility and extraordinary stability.
Additionally, the DLC offers an anthracite or deep black finish that enhances the aesthetics of the watch.
As well as its 600m water-resistance and DLC coating, another feature of the Black Edition is its diver’s bezel, a ceramic inlay with a dive-time scale infused with Super-LumiNova® Grade X.
And there at 9 o’clock on its lateral side is another feature that you won’t find on the Mido Diver is a helium valve with the text “HELIUM VALVE” engraved on either side for those of us who don’t know.
Finally the watch is powered by a COSC-certified chronometer movement with a silicon balance spring and offers up to 80 hours of autonomy.
The new Ocean Start Black Edition from Mido has a Swiss MSRP of CHF 1,720 / 1,590 (rubber) and is available from authorized dealers worldwide.
Thoughts? If you can really scratch beneath the surface of its DLC, Mido’s Ocean Star 600 clocks in a lot more than you’d expect from Mido.
So now that we think Mido seems to be moving up a notch or two, we may have to reassess our opinion of the brand, I mean good or have you always been a fan? what do you think