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When cutting-edge technology meets the nobility of goldPreview BASELWORLD 2017: The Mido Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si

With the new Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si, Mido has created an exceptional model that pairs refined watchmaking with cutting-edge technology. Enhanced by an 18-carat rose gold bezel, its superb round case protects a COSC-certified chronometer movement featuring a silicon balance-spring.

As part of its constant quest for perfection, Mido decided to enhance its flagship movement with a silicon balance-spring. In addition to its anti-magnetic properties, this component, which is essential in luxury watchmaking, offers greater long-term accuracy than a standard balance-spring and better shockresistance.

Thanks to the Caliber 80, the Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si also benefits from exceptional autonomy, with a power reserve of up to 80 hours. Cutting-edge technology and the nobility of gold come together in this exceptional timepiece that elegantly celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Baroncelli collection.

The Baroque-influenced neoclassical style of Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II expresses all the sophistication inherent to the Italian architectural tradition. It was from these refined, rounded forms that Mido drew its inspiration for the Baroncelli. The subtle references to this prestigious building and its harmonious curves bestow both a rare sense of elegance and a resolutely timeless style on this iconic collection, which marks its 40th anniversary in 2016.

The Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si is fitted with a new COSC-certified automatic chronometer movement featuring a silicon balance-spring. As part of its constant quest for perfection, Mido decided to complete its flagship movement – the Caliber 80 – with this component, which is essential in luxury watchmaking. As well as offering increased resistance to magnetism and shocks, this balance-spring offers greater long-term accuracy than a standard balance-spring. The Caliber 80 also provides this model with exceptional autonomy: up to 80 hours of power reserve.

Exuding classic and timeless charm, the Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si is equipped with a slender 18- carat rose gold bezel in token of its undeniable sophistication. Measuring 40 mm in diameter, its round case in polished 316L stainless steel reveals a superb white lacquered dial, which has also been polished. It is shielded by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The applied indexes are golden in colour, as are the double-sided hour and minute hands (one side sandblasted, the other diamond-cut) and the diamond-cut seconds hand. An aperture at 3 o’clock displays the date. By successfully pairing cutting-edge technology with the nobility of gold, Mido has created an exceptionally elegant timepiece.

With its sleek lines and harmonious curves, the Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si will delight all fine watchmaking enthusiasts, who will endlessly admire the chronometer movement – finely decorated with blued screws and an oscillating weight adorned with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo – through the transparent case back. The latter is protected by a sapphire crystal offering perfect visibility. Water-resistant up to a pressure of 3 bars (30 m/100 ft), the Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si comes with a polished 316L stainless steel bracelet complete with folding clasp. Other versions, with diameters of 34 mm or 40 mm, are also available in this range.