Presented in a 40 mm rose gold plated stainless steel case the Datometer has a silvered and sandblasted dial that has stamped dagger-shaped indices, with the exception of 12, 3, 6, and 9 which have black printed Arabic numerals. Lance-shaped rose gold plated hour and minute hands, and a varnished black baton-shaped center seconds hand tell the time.
The Multifort Datometer’s signature feature is its easy to read (and set) date function that has a red varnished crescent-tipped hand which points to the date and sweeps the dial once a month.
Mido automatic caliber 80 (ETA C07.611 Elaboré-grade) beats inside at 3Hz and features an 80-hour power reserve. Clear caseback. Water-resistance is 50 meters.
At $1,350 this retro date by hand watch is a good bargain. There will be 1918 limited edition rose gold plated pieces, a number which represents the year Mido was founded. A 100 piece solid gold limited edition, which pays homage to the company’s 100th anniversary will also be released later in the year.
It would, of course, be interesting to see this one in a regular steel case.