Mido Commander Gradient

Mido Commander Gradient – a bold and daring icon

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Break all the codes, reveal its mechanism, and pair its unique design with denim! The Mido Commander Gradient reveals (almost) all of its gears, underneath a transparent dial with a blue gradient effect. Combined with a pure denim strap, this reinvented icon is once again making its mark.

Mido Commander Gradient
Mido Commander Gradient

Produced continually since 1959, the Commander collection has always been innovative, and its great success knows no bounds: Mido regularly reinvents itself over time while maintaining its strong identity. It’s a way of underlining the contemporary character of the iconic Commander, designed to stand the test of time. Fitted with a denim strap, this time, Mido wanted the Commander Gradient to be surprising yet timeless, staying outside the realm of trends to create a lasting appeal. This new look also highlights the impressive mechanics driving the watch, seen on its face: an imposing calibre 80 and its high-tech balance-spring made from Nivachron™.

Mido Commander Gradient

Creating its own codes

The transparent dial of the Commander Gradient welcomes you to the heart of mechanical watchmaking. Thanks to the fascinating blue gradient effect, the calibre 80 gears in the centre of the dial are left exposed. Highlighted in white, the indications on the display are perfectly distinguishable – including the date aperture at 3 o’clock and the blue-grey flange on the immaculate minute track. An integral part of the collection, the hour and minute hands, made from diamond-polished steel, are painted black in the centre and highlighted with white Super-LumiNova®. This powerful luminescent coating also ensures the indexes are legible at night. A domed and faceted sapphire crystal protects the open heart of the dial.

Mido Commander Gradient

Timeless yet disruptive

The steel case on the Commander Gradient – featuring a fine polished bezel and satin-finished curves – is extended by a denim strap with a highly comfortable cotton weave. This timeless material is known for its great strength, and its ability to age so beautifully.

Mido Commander Gradient

Visible through the face but also through the transparent case back, the calibre 80 beats at the heart of this model. Mido has fitted it with a Swiss Made balance-spring made from Nivachron™ which, similar to denim, is remarkably robust in the face of factors that could affect its chronometric precision, such as magnetic fields or shocks. The power reserve in this movement, developed with an oscillating weight finely decorated with Geneva Stripes, lasts up to 80 hours, for truly enviable reliability.

Mido Commander Gradient

A timeless icon, the Commander Gradient dares to disrupt the codes – revealing what is normally hidden, playing with the multiple qualities of denim… a truly sought-after icon of watchmaking!

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Mido Commander Gradient Technical Specifications

Ref M021.407.18.411.00 – 930,00 € / $970.00 / ¥136,400


  • Mido automatic calibre 80 (ETA C07.611 base),
  • 11½’’’, Ø 25.60 mm, thickness: 4.86 mm,
  • 25 jewels, 21,600 Vib/h, Nivachron™ balance spring.
  • Finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement,
  • oscillating weight decorated with Geneva Stripes and the Mido logo.
  • HMSD functions.
  • Adjusted in 3 different positions high accuracy.
  • Up to 80 hours of power reserve.


  • Satin-finished stainless steel,
  • polished bezel,
  • Ø40 mm,
  • 3 pieces,
  • faceted and domed sapphire crystal, transparent case back revealing the finely decorated Elaboré-grade movement,
  • engraved serial number,
  • screwed case back and crown,
  • water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar 50 m / 165 ft).
  • Lug-to-lug length: 43.83 mm.


  • Made from blue tinted acrylic, transparent in the centre and progressively opaque (gradient effect), applique indexes polished with white Super-LumiNova®, date aperture at 3 o’clock.


  • Flat diamond-cut hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova® for easy legibility at night.
  • Flat diamond-cut seconds hand.


  • Real denim, white stitching, deploying clasp made from stainless steel.

Swiss watchmaker Georges Schaeren founded Mido in 1918. The name Mido – derived from “yo mido” meaning “I measure” in Spanish – expresses a deep attachment to the measurement of time. Sustained by its founder’s visionary strength, the brand continues to combine watchmaking expertise, innovation, functionality and aesthetics.
Cutting-edge technology, movements renowned for their precision, materials of superior quality, and original yet timeless designs are the pillars of Mido’s unique know-how. The brand draws on its expertise to proudly showcase mechanical and aesthetic features that meet the highest standards of Swiss watchmaking and to make high-end quality affordable. Mido’s watches are fitted with the latest-generation automatic movements, with impressive power reserves and excellent resistance to magnetism. All chronometer models house calibres subjected to rigorous testing by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) and are therefore COSC-certified. Since value lies in the smallest details, Mido selects the best materials and applies high-end finishes and decorations to its dials and calibres. This technological performance is joined by original yet timeless designs with sleek lines. Beyond fashion and passing trends, Mido watches stand out for their reliability, resistance and durability.
An international name in Swiss mechanical watches, Mido is represented by 2,700 official retailers in 70 countries and its watches are available on major digital sales platforms. The brand also has its own boutiques and e-boutiques.
Mido is based in Le Locle, the centre of watchmaking excellence in the Swiss Jura and belongs to the Swatch Group, the world leader in watchmaking.


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