Swatch group brand Mido has really upped its game in the recent past and has been shaking things up in the world of affordable watches. Featuring intriguing designs, powered by modern reliable movements and most of all priced sensibly Mido watches tend to offer a great value proposition. Their latest release the Multifort Patrimony is a blend of vintage inspired looks and modern mechanical technology, and yes, the price is quite attractive too.
The dial on the Mido Multifort Patrimony is well executed and is where this watch really shines. Presented Anthracite, black and blue the dial on the Patrimony looks stunning courtesy of the gradient effect. Each color begins with a lighter shade at the center and ends with a darker tone towards the outside exhibiting a wide color gamut that gives the dial a dynamic look. On the outer periphery of the dial is pulsometer scale which gives the watch a retro vibe and can be used to calculate a person’s heart rate. Moving inwards you have the hour markings which are a combination of applied rectangles and Arabic numerals at 12,3,6 and 9. Once again Mido has used an old-style font which is reminiscent of watches from the past. The hour scale is followed by a nicely printed minute track which also contains the date window above 6.
The case on the Mido Multifort Patrimony comes in two different variations, pure stainless steel and PVD coated steel (on the black dial version). It is 40 mm wide and has a thickness of 11.95 mm making it a great size which would sit comfortably on a variety of wrists. There is a box-shaped sapphire crystal on the top which has been used to evoke the nostalgic charm of plastic crystals found on vintage watches.
There is also a sapphire crystal at the back which gives a nice view of the mechanical internals behind this watch. Finally, the case is water resistant to only 50 meters which is apt for a watch of this style. Powering the Patrimony is Mido’s Caliber 80 which is basically a modified ETA 2836. The automatic movement offers a substantial power reserve of around 80 hours and to achieve that the rate of the movement has been lowered down to 3Hz.
The Mido Multifort Patrimony is a great looking watch and is ready to be another success story for Mido. All models would come attached to matching leather straps with the steel version being priced at USD 890 and the PVD coated version coming in at USD 1,000.