Friday, July 21, 2017

MIDO – MULTIFORT Escape Black Steel Edition
















MIDOMULTIFORT Escape Caliber 80 Black Steel 44 mm Special Edition



An uncompromising timepiece for 
exploring new horizons

Mido is launching a new timepiece destined for lovers of authenticity and strong sensations. Inspired by a model dating from the 1940s, the Multifort Escape features a robust 44 mm stainless steel case with an aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment: a finish which makes each piece unique. As Mido’s largest three-hand model, the Multifort Escape expresses its masculinity and sporty style through its large black dial decorated with vertical Geneva stripes and orange touches.

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The timepiece is fitted with the Caliber 80, an automatic movement at the cutting edge of watchmaking technology which, in addition to its formidable accuracy, endows the watch with 80 hours of power reserve. In 1947, American pilot Milton Reynolds broke the record for an around-the-world flight with a Multifort on his wrist. Seventy years later, its contemporary reinterpretation is sure to win over thrill-seekers and anyone wanting to explore new horizons, such as parkour enthusiasts, who turn architecture into an immense playground.

Launched in 1934, two years after the Sydney Harbour Bridge was completed, the Multifort collection shares the structure’s remarkable qualities – a perfect blend of functionality and beauty. A truth that has stood the test of time, as Mido celebrated the 80th anniversary of Multifort production in 2014, making this emblematic collection one of the longest-produced series in the history of Swiss watchmaking.

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Mido has designed its new Multifort Escape for those who refuse to accept compromise. It is a sporty, masculine timepiece designed for surpassing limits and exploring new horizons. In 1947, American pilot Milton Reynolds broke the record for an around-the-world flight in 78 hours and 55 minutes with a Multifort on his wrist. This model served as the inspiration for the Multifort Escape. Seventy years after this feat, this contemporary reinterpretation will be a fitting timepiece for anyone wanting to explore new horizons and surpass their limits. Such as parkour enthusiasts: the urban athletes who turn cities and buildings into an immense obstacle course at top speed and in style.

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Mido’s largest three-hand model, the Multifort Escape features a robust 44 mm stainless steel case with an aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment, a finish which makes each model unique. Protected by a domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides, the black dial is decorated with vertical Geneva stripes that create a subtle and entrancing play on shadow and light, and adorned with several orange touches, a nod to Mido’s identity and to the model of the 1940s. Touches of green Super-LumiNova® on the numerals and the hands give it a vintage look and ensure perfect legibility in any circumstances. These hands are directly inspired by the earlier model, as are the dial and the crown. A window at 6 o’clock indicates the day and date.

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The Multifort Escape is fitted with a latest generation automatic movement, the Caliber 80, which gives it exceptional autonomy: up to 80 hours of power reserve. This finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, with its oscillating weight decorated with Geneva stripes and the Mido logo, can be viewed through the transparent case back. Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft), the Multifort Escape comes with a magnificent, natural-looking black strap made from genuine calfskin. It is decorated with ecru stitching and features a stainless steel pin buckle with an aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment, the ultimate vintage touches to this model.


Three other versions of the Multifort Escape are also available, including a special edition set to be released this autumn.

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Model: MULTIFORT Escape Caliber 80 Steel 44mm


Ref: M032.607.36.050.09
 
Movement   
Automatic Mido Caliber 80 (ETA C07.611 base) ,
11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 4.74 mm, 25 jewels, 21,600 A/H,
NIVACHOC shock-absorber, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring,
ELINCHRON II balance-spring.
Finely decorated chronometer movement with blued screws,
decorated oscillating weight with Geneva stripes and engraved Mido logo,
Functions  
HMS+Day. Adjusted on 3 different positions for high accuracy.
Up to 80 hours of power reserve
Case   
316L stainless steel with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment, Ø44 mm, 3 pieces,
domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides,
screwed case back, transparent case back revealing the finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement, engraved serial number, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m / 330 ft). 
Dial   
Black, vertical Geneva stripes, orange minute-circle,
green Super-LumiNova® on the numerals, date at 6 o'clock.. 
Hands   
Satin-finished and polished skeleton hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova® for easy readability at Varnished matt black skeleton hour,
minute and second hands with green Super-LumiNova® for easy readability at night.
Bracelet   
Genuine natural-looking black calfskin, ecru stitching,
stainless steel pin buckle with aged and sandblasted black PVD treatment.


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

A. Lange & Sohne – 1815 CHRONOGRAPH White Gold Edition













A. Lange & Sohne1815 CHRONOGRAPH White Gold Black Dial Edition


Strong showing in black and white

As an extension of the 1815 watch family, A. Lange & Söhne is presenting a further version of the 1815 CHRONOGRAPH with the stopwatch function. It persuasively combines a white-gold case and a black dial with a pulsimeter scale.


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The ability to measure times has always been one of the most useful and exciting functions of a mechanical watch. This applies in particular when the many levers and springs of the chronograph can be observed in action. A. Lange & Söhne has been crafting models with stopwatch functions since 1999 – fitted with sapphire-crystal casebacks like all other Lange watches.

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The 1815 CHRONOGRAPH was added to the 1815 family in 2004. It is a paragon of classic design combined with advanced technology. The traditional style elements reminiscent of the pocket-watch era include the railway-track minute scale and the symmetrically arranged subsidiary dials – the subsidiary seconds on the left and the 30-minute counter on the right. They emphasise the balanced proportions of the watch.

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In 2010, the 1815 CHRONOGRAPH was endowed with a new movement. It has a power reserve of 60 hours and features a manufactory-made free-sprung balance spring. Its carefully calibrated interaction with the large, cam-poised balance guarantees excellent rate accuracy.

Because it beats at a frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 hertz), the watch can measure times with an accuracy of one fifth of a second. The calibre L951.5 movement also powers the new 1815 CHRONOGRAPH in the 39.5-millimetre white-gold case. The rhodiumed hands ensure superb legibility against the backdrop of a jet-black solid-silver dial.

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Black dial features a pulsometer scale at its periphery. It is used for heart-rate measurements. This is done by stopping the time while counting 30 heartbeats. Then, on the pulsometer scale, the chronograph sweep-seconds hand provides a direct reading of the number of beats per minute.

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Heart rates can be determined with the pulsimeter scale on the outer ring of the dial. It is graduated from 40 to 200 beats. When the time for 30 beats is measured, the peripheral scale indicates the heart rate per minute. The personality of this new member of the 1815 family, characterised by contrasts between light and dark, is underscored with a black alligator leather strap and a solid white-gold Lange prong buckle.

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A sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the sublime architecture and lavish finissage of the chronograph movement. It provides an enlightening glimpse of the complex switching sequences.

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Among others, it shows the column wheel that controls the chronograph functions, the levers of the flyback mechanism, and the snail of the precisely jumping minute counter.

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The escapement is readily visible as well. Hallmarks of the Lange style include the whiplash spring of the precision beat-adjustment system on the hand-engraved balance cock

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Technical Specifications

Model: 1815 CHRONOGRAPH White Gold Edition

Reference №: 414.028

Movement
Lange manufacture calibre L951.5;
Manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Diameter: 30.6 millimetres; height: 6.1 millimetres
Movement parts: 306
Jewels: 34
Screwed gold chatons: 4
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant balance wheel with eccentric poising weights; balance spring manufactured in-house with a frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat-adjustment system with lateral set screw and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 60 hours when fully wound
Functions
Time indicated in hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds;
Flyback chronograph with precisely jumping minute counter; pulsometer scale
Operating elements:
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time,
two pushers for operating the chronograph
Case
White Gold
Diameter: 39.5 millimetres; height: 11.0 millimetres
Crystal and back: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)
Dial
Solid silver, Black
Hands: Hours and minutes in rhodiumed gold
Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, black.
Buckle: White-gold prong buckle


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Arnd Einhorn, Director Press and PR
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E-mail: presse@lange-soehne.com
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