Presented more than 80 years prior, the Multifort is one of Mido’s most established backbone assortments. The most recent passage into that family is the Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition, a watch that proceeds with the Swiss brand’s coordinated effort with the American cowhide giant.
Though it pulls from a Multifort configuration tracing all the way back to the ‘40s, the Multifort Escape is determinedly contemporary in its execution. Estimating 44mm wide, the case is done in a sandblasted PVD treatment that is endured and bothered, a generally uncommon application that we’ve seen uniquely from a small bunch of different brands in the course of recent years. The case is evaluated to 10 meters.
The dial at that point is dark with vertical Geneva stripes, carrying the well known development adornment to the front of the watch. Differentiating that is the vintage-conditioned printing and Super-LumiNova iridescent paint, which here feels less like false patina and more like a highlight tone. The hours record is intense and forthright with an intelligibility that is persisted to the adapted, halfway skeletonized blade hands. The date gap is sandwiched between the “6” and the “MULTIFORT” text, giving equilibrium to the marking under 12. Covering the dial is a sapphire precious stone with hostile to intelligent coating.
Powering the watch is Mido’s Caliber 80, a vigorously changed base ETA 2824 with a NIVAFLEX NM fountainhead, ELINCHRON II equilibrium spring, and 80 hours of force save. It’s finished with Geneva stripes and the rotor is decorated with Mido’s logo.
Both of the lashes matched with the watch are, obviously, made of Horween cowhide. The primary tie highlights earthy colored Essex, a sort of vegetable-tanned calfskin that goes through a similar interaction as Horween’s shell cordovan. This cowhide has a high oil content and it will age wonderfully over the long haul. The subsequent tie is made of dark American football cowhide, a finished cover up that’s been in ceaseless creation for more than 70 years and, as the name proposes, used to make footballs. The two ties are combined with a treated steel pin lock coordinating in completion to the case. We’re enormous enthusiasts of Horween here at Worn & Wound, having referenced the tannery to Mido’s group years prior, and it’s energizing to see its utilization here. The Mido Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition retails for $1,090. The watch and ties will come in an exceptional introduction box. Mido