In the ever-changing watch scenario, it is not uncommon for watchmakers to travel back in time to revive their classics for the modern watch connoisseur. For example, the irresistible rainbow Mido Ocean Star Decompression Worldtimer is designed in the spirit of the 1961 Ocean Star Skin Diver Watch.
Thrives with the neo-vintage style with a vibrant dial with multi-colored scale to show decompression times; The Ocean Star GMT retains the vintage allure of the legendary timepiece it’s modeled after, but adds new technological features to it.
The wristwatch is adorned with the polished original Mido logo in OG style and comes in a 40.5mm stainless steel case measuring 13.4mm. The classic rainbow decompression dial, protected under sapphire crystal, is surrounded by a 24-hour GMT scale that uses a red GMT hand to show the time.
Constantly rounds the dial contrasting diamond hour, minute and second hands, while the rotating bezel keeps the watch tailored to you. Fascinating still is the decompression timer: the colored bezels with numerical indicators that allow divers to plan decompression stops before surfacing.
The Diver Assistant watch is designed to withstand the pressure underwater. The watch’s screw-down crown and case make it waterproof up to 200 meters. Powered by the ETA C07.661-based Caliber 80 movement that beats at 3Hz but offers a decent 80 hours of power reserve, the Ocean Star GMT is a capable decompression timer out there.
The Mido Ocean Star Decompression Worldtimer is available starting today (March 15) for €1,360 (approx. $1,500). The ingenious click-change system allows the wearer to change mesh bracelets with rubber straps for a sporty look effortlessly. The Ocean Star GMT is sold in Rainbow and Orange versions, so take your time deciding which color you want on your wrist.