This really is a milestone for Mido. The company has made its very first 600 meter dive watch, and that is a serious accomplishment. The watch was also made to comply with the ISO 6425 dive watch standards, and is still awaiting its certification. Not many dive watches can obtain such certification, and its very nice to know that Mido is all about being certified, and maintaining that high level of standards.
The watch comes in two variants.
One has the blue dial with a blue bezel and a stainless steel case with bracelet. The other variant has the black dial with a black bezel, and the black PVD coated stainless steel case, having the black rubber strap. Both watches have the large 43.5 millimeter case which is also 14.05 millimeters in thickness. The finish is a blend of satin and mirror, and looks great. The unidirectional bezel is also polished and has a ceramic insert sporting big engraved numerals with the long lasting Superluminova Grade X.
The watch dial is lacquered while having a free and open layout. the big applied hour markers have Superluminova and so do the broad hour and minute hands. the hands are satin finished and diamond cut. The second hand is also filled with Supeluminova, and is very visible. The whole dial is very visible, and looks as though it will have good visibility in the dark or well under water. The dial is almost void of texting. At the 12 there is the Mido loga, and the word automatic. at the 6 there is the Ocean Star Diver name and the depth rating. The date window is at the 3, and it could have been made a bit larger i think.
The Ocean Star Diver 600 is a COSC certified chronometer, and has in its movement, silicon components. The watch is powered by the Mido Caliber 80 Si, and it is based on the ETA C07.821 movement. It is a very reliable and durable movement that is also inside other watches from the Swatch Group. The balance spring is silicon, the mainspring is ELINFLEX, at t has a frequency of 3Hz. The movement offers a power reserve of 80 hours, and the finish is somewhat industrial. It does have a rotor decoration of the Cotes de Geneve, as well as the Mido logo, but that is all.
The caseback is super cool with a starfish done in relief. That is the symbol of the Mido Ocean Star watch line. All in all, this is a very capable watch offering everything you need from a dive watch. The price tag is below $2,000, at around $1,700. More cam learned at midowatches.com. Thank You.