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Many brands chose to draw inspiration from vintage and past models to design new watches this year, but Mido chose to turn to something else for inspiration. The brand located in Le Locle, Switzerland, drew inspiration from architecture for its new elegant and classical Belluna Blueray.

Mido unveils a dial inspired by the Royal Albert Hall

The style of this Belluna Blueray is directly inspired by one of the most renowned concert halls in the United Kingdom, London’s Royal Albert Hall. The beautiful blue sunray guilloché-style dial takes after the glass dome roof while the elegant round forms of the case remind us of the monument’s architecture, consisting of a series of concentric circles.

The faceted diamond-cut and sandblasted hour and minute hands and the applied polished and sandblasted indexes match the colour of the satin-finished and polished 316L stainless steel case with rose PVD treatment. The day and date are displayed in a rectangular aperture at 3 o’clock. Overall this piece has a great classy style and the rose case presents a superb contrast with the blue dial.

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A timeless dress watch.

Timeless style and subtle elegance

This elegant piece will definitely be suited to all those who love timeless, classic watches. Some might regret the size of the case, only available with a 42,5 mm diameter. While a 38 mm version would have been a nice addition, this piece still remains a fine watch.

On the mechanics side, do not let the classical style fool you as this watch embarks a modern automatic movement, seen through the transparent case back : the Caliber 80. It gets its name from its ample 80-hours power reserve. This model, water-resistant up to 50 m, is equipped with a brown crocodile-look calfskin strap directly integrated into the case. Visit Mido for more information and to check out the other versions of this watch, available for around 870 euros.

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The sunray guilloché dial takes after the Royal Albert Hall’s glass dome roof.