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For sale my Mido Multi-Centerchrono
One of the first chronograph to be cleverly designed with all of the hands sharing a central pinion.
Movement, case, « sun » pushers, and dials are original.
Decagonal screw-back cases were based on a Francois Borgel/Taubert & Fils design. These superb cases were also used by, among others, Patek Philippe
The distinctive, high-class, non-slip pushers, were also used by Patek Philippe
the famous sun pushers are original
The Multicenterchrono were powered by a 17 jewel Valjoux-based movement which Mido modified and assigned cal. 1300.
The beauty of the Multi-center design is that the dial is easier to read than the much more common sub-dial chronographs.
However, using the chronograph function allows the stop-second hand to be used continually as a normal second hand, and also confers the advantage of easy and fine calibration.
This particular example is attractive because is not the usual dial. Dating to the mid-1940s. The original dial and hand set are very pleasing, and the dial has turned off-white/ivory colored over time.
The correct "SWITZERLAND" signature does appear at the bottom of the dial
The unpolished steel case measures 34mm
The cal. 1300 movement has just been serviced, and is functioning properly.
The strap is new, though generic leather but with original MIDO buckle.
I want for this beauty for 5000€. non include shipping
Please note that the watch is located in Paris which means that EU-based buyers will pay no additional customs duties.
I am well known on this, and many other forums, and would be happy to answer any questions, so feel free to ask