1940s Mido Multi-Centerchrono Taubert/FB Case
Mido manufacture, now more than a century old and rich in prized and iconic models, has combined quality and innovation for many years. This Multi-Centerchrono is one of their most famous models.
This piece, produced in 1941, was made to turn the norms of chronographs of the 30s and 40s upside down. Indeed it has no sub-registers, but two central hands, the first one, the shiny hand works like a typical chronograph central seconds hand and the hidden red hand registers the elapsed minutes. It has two scales, tachometric and telemetric.
The case is made by Taubert et Fils, famous for their collaboration with great watchmakers like Patek Philippe or Vacheron Constantin. It features also the specific turbine pushers as seen on the Patek Philippe 1463.
This model is animated by the Mido 1300 manual movement inspired and adapted from the 13-line VZ Valjoux movement, hidden behind the a dust cover.