For the second time Mido joined forces with Horween on the Multifort special edition watch. Swiss watchmaker since 1918 and one of the oldest continuously running tanneries in the United States presented their first collaboration two years ago. Now, they have renewed their collaboration by launching a new model: the Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition.
The Multifort Escape is a large watch, 44mm in diameter, with large lume-filled Arabic numerals, slightly vintage-feel skeletonized hands (also filled with Super-LumiNova), and a touch of orange in the minute track and lettering. The case is in 316L stainless steel, sandblasted, with an attractive PVD gunmetal coating. Though it’s a simple watch, quality components have been used, including a sapphire crystal both in the front and for the display back, with anti-reflective coating.
Through the display back you may feast your eyes upon the Caliber 80, which is an ETA C07.611 base (this in turn is based on the ETA 2824). The movement is “Elaboré” grade (as delivered from ETA, the movement comes in three grades, with Elaboré denoting adjustment in three positions, with an average rate of plus or minus seven seconds per day, and a maximum daily variation in rate of ± 20 seconds).
The Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition has two easily interchangeable Horween leather straps. The first is in brown genuine calfskin while the second is in black genuine calfskin, American football-style. The patina will develop over time, with black stitching, and American Football in black genuine calfskin with beige stitching, it’s the official leather used by Horween to manufacture American footballs for over 70 years.