The Multifort Patrimony Chronograph’s styling pays tribute to one of Mido’s oldest and most famous chronograph models: the Multichrono from 1937. The homage is immediately obvious whenever you look at the handsome dark blue dial and rose-gold bezel of this model from 2021.
Mido’s new version, our test watch, most closely resembles one of its historical ancestors with two counters at the 9 and the 3. Mido’s annals have this to say about the original chronograph: “The large central hand indicates the fifths of a second. The subdial on the right shows the elapsed time in minutes. This type of dial is recommended for athletes, technicians, photographers, etc.”
Speed Measurement Through The Years
Today, the new watch’s golden elapsed-seconds hand sweeps from the center of the dial, follows the 4-Hz rhythm of Mido’s modern Caliber 60 and passes smoothly along a correctly calibrated elapsed-seconds scale with three graduation marks per second on the edge of the dial. Together with the tachymeter scale, which is positioned even farther out on the dial’s rim, the elapsed-seconds scale gives the Multifort Patrimony Chronograph an instrument-like look. This tachymeter scale differs from those on…