In the persistently changing horological scenario, it’s not uncommon for watchmakers to travel back in time to revive their classics for the modern watch connoisseurs. Case in point, the irresistible rainbow Mido Ocean Star Decompression Worldtimer is designed in the spirit of the 1961 Ocean Star Skin Diver Watch.
Thriving on the neo-vintage style with a vibrant dial featuring multicolored scale to display decompression times; the Ocean Star GMT retains the vintage allure of the legendary timepiece it is modeled after but adds new technology features to it.
Graced with the OG-style polished original Mido logo, the wristwatch comes in a sizable 40.5mm stainless steel case that measures 13.4mm thick. The classic rainbow decompression dial, protected below sapphire crystal, finds itself surrounded by a 24-hour GMT scale that uses red GMT hand to tell time.
Doing constant rounds of the dial contrasting diamond hour, minute and seconds hands, while the rotating bezel keeps the timepiece customized for you. Fascinating still is the decompression timer: the colored circumcircles with numeric indicators that allow divers to plan decompression stops before surfacing.
The dive assistant watch has been designed to withstand the pressures underwater. The watch’s screw-down crown and case render it water-resistant up to 200 meters. Powered by ETA C07.661-based Calibre 80 movement that beats at 3Hz but offers a decent 80 hours power reserve, the Ocean Star GMT a capable decompression timer out there.
Mido Ocean Star Decompression Worldtimer is available starting today (March 15) for €1,360 (rough $1,500). The ingenious click-change system permits the user to swap mesh bracelet with rubber strap for a sporty look effortlessly. The Ocean Star GMT will retail in Rainbow and Orange versions so take your time to decide the color you’d want on your wrist.