Mido Ocean Star Diver 600 (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
This diving watch is a distillation of horological technology. In accordance with the ISO 6425 certification, the new Mido Ocean Star Diver 600 is water-resistant to a pressure of 60 bar (600 m/1,968 ft) and incorporates a helium valve. Its satin-finished and polished steel case is treated with black DLC, a cutting-edge procedure that endows it with a unique colour.
Nestled on top of a black ceramic ring, the bezel features engraved numerals filled with Super-LumiNova Grade X – an innovation that allows the diving time to be read with extreme accuracy, whatever the visibility conditions. The heart of this exceptional model presents a distillation of several watchmaking innovations: the Caliber 80, a COSC-certified chronometer movement with a silicon balance-spring, combines an exceptional autonomy of up to 80 hours of power reserve with extraordinary accuracy and ability to withstand impacts. Designed expressly for exploring the depths of the sea, the Ocean Star Diver 600 is a most superlative timepiece.
Built to withstand any storm, the Europa Point lighthouse watches over the Gibraltar Strait. Its powerful beam of light is an essential point of reference for sailors approaching the shores of the Iberian Peninsula. Created in 1944, the Ocean Star collection evokes the safety and reliability of this robust, slender monument, the symbol of a structure guiding mankind in its conquest of the seas.
At long last, diving enthusiasts have a timepiece worthy of their ambitions. The new Ocean Star Diver 600 incorporates a distillation of technology to offer flawless reliability. As it complies with ISO 6425 certification, this model will join them on all their underwater expeditions. Fitted with a black rubber strap with a pin buckle, it is water-resistant to a pressure of 60 bar (600 m/1,968 ft). Its 43.5 mm diameter polished and satin-finished steel case is treated with black DLC, a cutting-edge procedure that gives it a unique colour. Nestled on top of a black ceramic ring, the unidirectional rotating bezel features engraved numerals filled with Super-LumiNova Grade X – an innovation that enables the diving time to be read with extreme accuracy, whatever the visibility conditions.
A small incision located on the side of the case at 9 o’clock releases any excess water trapped inside the rotating bezel mechanism to prevent corrosion. Large touches of white Super-LumiNova Grade X are applied to the indexes of its superb lacquered black dial and the satin-finished and diamond-cut hour and minute hands to ensure perfect readability underwater and at night. The aperture at 3 o’clock indicates the date.
This model – expressly designed for exploring the seabed – incorporates a distillation of watchmaking innovations at its very heart. The Ocean Star Diver 600 is fitted with the Caliber 80 Si, a latest-generation COSC-certified chronometer movement. It combines an exceptional autonomy of up to 80 hours of power reserve with extraordinary accuracy and shock resistance, provided by the silicon balance-spring. In one final surprise, the case back is adorned with a polished starfish in relief, the symbol of the Ocean Star collection.
The Mido Ocean Star Diver 600 is also available in an all-steel version with a graduated blue dial.
Mido Ocean Star Diver 600
Movement: Automatic Mido Caliber 80 Si (ETA C07.821 base), COSC-certified chronometer, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.22 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 vph, ELINFLEX mainspring, silicon balance-spring, decorative disc with transferred Si logo on the balance bridge. Finely decorated chronometer movement with blued screws, oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and Mido logo. Functions: HMSD. Adjusted on 5 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
Case: Satin-finished and polished 316L stainless steel, black DLC treatment, polished and satin-finished bezel with black ceramic ring featuring engraved numerals filled with Super-Luminova Grade X and a unidirectional blocking function. Ø43.5 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, screwed crown and case back. Starfish engraved and polished on the case back, helium valve, water-resistant up to a pressure of 60 bar (600 m/1968 ft).
Strap: Black rubber, pin buckle.
Dial: Lacquered black, polished applied indexes with white Super-Luminova Grade X, date at 3 o'clock.
Hands: Diamond-cut and satin-finished, skeletonised and filled with white Super-Luminova Grade X for easy readability at night.
The price for the Mido Ocean Star Diver 600 is $1,700.