Combining suave aesthetics, robust functionality, and expert Swiss craftsmanship, the Mido Baroncelli III is the best dress watch collection for men and women. Taking inspiration from historic architecture, this family of Mido watches varies in terms of designs and complications offered. With this much to choose from, there’s surely something in this dress watch collection for you.
The Mido Baroncelli III family of timepieces borrows inspiration from the classic and sophisticated designs of iconic monuments. First launched in the mid-1970s, the Mido Baroncelli II collection now has numerous models featuring various designs, complications, and calibers. There are models with pure lines and clean dials on subdued bracelets. At the same time, there are also some Mido watches in this collection that come with stunning diamonds on intricately colored dials. But regardless of which model you choose, you are guaranteed a timeless watch that boasts a sublime aesthetic. Indeed, this collection of chic yet discreet dress watches for men and women is the best option for truly special occasions.
White Mother-of-Pearl dial with 51 Top Wesselton diamonds
Date display window
80-hour power reserve
Mido Baroncelli Power Reserve ref. M027.428.36.053.00
Stainless steel case with rose gold PVD coating
Cow leather strap
50-hour power reserve
Mido Baroncelli Heritage ref. M027.407.16.010.00
Stainless steel case
Black leather strap
42-hour power reserve
Mido Baroncelli ref. M037.405.36.050.00
Stainless steel with rose gold PVD coating
Black leather strap
Small seconds display
Mido Baroncelli Lady Day ref. M039.207.22.106.00
White Mother-of-Pearl dial with three Top Wesselton diamonds
Stainless steel case
Grey steel bracelet
Sapphire crystal glass
Mido Baroncelli ref. M7600.4.15.1
Date display aperture
44-hour power reserve
How Much Does a Mido Baroncelli III Cost?
Generally, brand new Mido watches for sale in the current Baroncelli III lineup can cost between $460 USD and $2,360 USD. Simpler, more subdued quartz watches are typically more affordable. However, if you’re in the market for a watch with robust complications and unique designs, you will need to shell out much more. Here are some of the best Mido Baroncelli III models from this collection, the features they come with, and how much they cost.
Baroncelli III Chronograph
Mido released its first chronograph watch at the end of World War II. Today, it is one of the largest producers of chronograph watches in the whole of Europe. Not only do these chronographs boast incredible precision and reliability, but as part of the Baroncelli III range, they also reflect the grand architectural accomplishments of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Mido Baroncelli III Chronograph Ref. M8607.4.10.1 runs on an automatic movement, and is enclosed in a silver stainless case on a steel bracelet. It comes with a matching silver dial with rose gold-plated feuille-style hands and index hour markers. The outer perimeter of the dial features a minute scale and at the 3 o’clock position lies a day and date aperture. With regards to its chronograph functions, it comes with three subdials for 60-second, 30-minute, and 12-hour displays. This Mido automatic watch will set you back by $1,900 USD.
A similar timepiece to the Ref. M8607.4.10.1 is the Mido Baroncelli III Chronograph Ref. M8607.4.17.4. This timepiece comes at a more affordable price of $1,830 USD. Instead of a professional stainless steel bracelet, it comes with a more casual black leather strap. Additionally, it features silver-tone hands and index markers.
If you’re in the market for a Baroncelli men’s watch that’s chic yet discreet, the Mido Baroncelli II Ref. M8600.4.21.4 is a 38mm timepiece that features a classic silver-white dial. It comes with blue Roman numeral hour markers and silver-tone dauphine-style hands. The dial of this Mido Baroncelli II watch also features a minute marker around the outer edge. There’s also a date display window, unusually placed between 4 and 5 o'clock. This Mido watch retails at around $800 USD, making it a great option if you’re looking for an affordable dress watch.
Mido also has a range of Baroncelli III timepieces with different features. The Mido Baroncelli III Big Date Ref. M027.426.11.088.00comes with an unusually large date display window at the 6 o’clock position. Powering this 40mm Mido watch is the in-house caliber 80, which is exclusive to the Baroncelli III range. You can take a peek at this automatic movement through the see-through case back of its sturdy stainless steel case. This timepiece will set you back by approximately $960 USD.
If you’re looking for the best Mido mechanical watch, we suggest the Mido Baroncelli III Ref. M037.405.36.050.00. Limited to only 2,020 pieces, this timepiece is priced at a reasonable $1,159 USD. The Ref. M037.405.36.050.00 is the brand’s slimmest mechanical watch to date, measuring only 7mm thick. It comes in a rose gold PVD-coated stainless steel case on a contrasting black leather strap. However, the true elegance of this Mido wristwatch lies in its face. The black lacquer dial of the Ref. M037.405.36.050.00 features a combination of exquisite rose gold-plated indices and Roman numeral hour markers. There’s also a small seconds display at the 6 o’clock position.
This range of Mido watches also features diamond-studded pieces that are perfect for a ladies’ night out. One such example is the Mido Baroncelli III Lady Day Ref. M039.207.11.106.01. This timepiece comes with a stunning blue center on a classic mother-of-pearl dial. The diamond hour indices exude an unmistakably feminine grace. There is also a discreet date aperture at the 6 o’clock position that adds another layer of elegance and style but does not take away from the overall simplicity of this timepiece. The Ref. M039.207.11.106.01 comes in a slender 33mm stainless steel case and bracelet. This diamond-studded timepiece features a Mido watch price tag of around $1,050 USD.
Baroncelli III Moonphase
On top of these models, Mido also equips some of its watches with moon phase indicators. The Mido Baroncelli III Moonphase Ref. M86074M112 is a Mido automatic watch that features three subdials. One of them, of course, is a moon phase indicator inside the 12-hour counter, which lies at the 6 o’clock position. The two other subdials are the 30-minute and 60-second counters. There is also a day and month display inside the 30-minute sundial, which is located at 12 o’clock. You can get this Mido Baroncelli III Moonphase watch at a retail price of $2,700 USD.
Baroncelli III Heritage
The brand’s catalogue of Baroncelli III watches is filled with a variety of complications and designs. However, if you’re looking for something simpler that you can easily pair with any outfit, the Mido Baroncelli III Heritage sub-collection is something you should check out. What’s more, these watches are designed to be pairs, so you can match with that special someone on a fun night out.
The Mido Baroncelli III Heritage Ref. M027.207.11.010.00 is a 33mm lady’s dress watch that comes in a lightweight stainless steel case and bracelet. It features a white dial with applied black indices and double-sided hands. The hour and minute hands are coated silver, while the second hand comes in a striking blue hue that adds a splash of color to the otherwise monochrome watch. You can get your hands on this Mido Baroncelli III Heritage timepiece for around $1,050 USD. The gents’ version of this watch is the Ref. M027.407.11.010.00, which comes with a similar price point.
Another popular model is the Mido Baroncelli III Heritage Ref. M027.407.16.050.00. Priced at $990 USD, it is a slightly more affordable dress watch than the one mentioned above. This timepiece comes in a 39mm stainless steel case on a black leather strap. It features a minimalistic black dial with applied silver index hour markers. The hands of this Mido Baroncelli Heritage timepiece also come in silver.
Both of these Mido Baroncelli III Heritage watches run on the in-house automatic caliber 1192. This Mido caliber comes with a substantial power reserve of up to 50 hours. Both models also carry a date display window at the traditional 3 o’clock position.
Latest 2020-2021 Mido Baroncelli III Models
In early 2020, the brand introduced its latest range of Mido Baroncelli III watches. Aptly called the Wild Stone line, these timepieces primarily take inspiration from exquisite gemstones, although there is one that is inspired by the visage of a night sky.
The bronze-toned center of the Mido Baroncelli III Ref. M035.207.36.471.00 expresses power and strength. The Mido Baroncelli III Ref. M035.207.36.461.00, named the Malachite, comes with an emerald-green marbling at the center of the dial. The Mido Baroncelli III Ref. M035.207.11.481.00, on the other hand, borrows inspiration from a tree jasper stone, which is evident from its jade-green inner dial.
Meanwhile, to invoke the beauty and elegance of a starry night sky, the Mido Babroncelli III Ref. M035.207.37.491.00 has a navy-blue goldstone inner dial that is speckled with glitter. This sub-collection of Mido Swiss watches come with pearled dots as hour markers and sleek, dauphine-style hour and minute hands. At the 6 o’clock position lies a small date aperture that is functional and also subtle enough to not take away from the beauty of the inner dial.
These latest models mostly come in 33mm polished steel cases, with three of them sporting comfortable leather straps. The Ref. M035.207.11.481.00, however, comes in a silver, stainless steel bracelet. These stunning timepieces all run on the Mido caliber 80 movement, which delivers a whopping 80-hour power reserve.
Depending on the model, these latest Mido watches for sale can cost between $1,050 USD and $1,090 USD.
Later that same year, the brand also introduced a limited edition model for its Mido Baroncelli III Big Date range. Priced at $1,150, the Mido Baroncelli Big Date Ref M027.426.36.043.00 is limited to only 2,020 pieces. This striking dress watch features a rich blue dial housed inside an exquisite rose gold-plated case, with a midnight blue leather strap. Its double-sided hands perfectly compliment the Roman numeral hour markers and large date aperture at the 6 o’clock position. Despite its name, the oversized date display does not take away from the overall elegance of the timepiece.
In 2021, the brand launched new models for its Baroncelli III Signature line. Mido watches in this range boast both mechanical expertise and aesthetic brilliance. The brand equipped these timepieces with a balance spring that not only guarantees high precision but also reduces the effect of magnetic fields. On top of that, it can also withstand shocks and other impacts that would affect the performance of a watch.
The Mido Baroncelli III Signature Ref. M037.407.11.041.01 comes with a refined blue dial with a Clou de Paris pattern. Powering this new Mido automatic watch is the Caliber 80, which is enclosed in a robust stainless steel case. The Ref. M037.407.11.041.01 comes with a retail price of $879 USD, which is perfect for those looking for a high-quality yet affordable dress watch.
Mido Baroncelli III's History and Design Details
Mido launched the first-ever Mido Baroncelli III watch back in 1976. However, it truly became an integral part of the brand’s catalog in 2006, 30 years after its initial release. To mark its 30th anniversary, Mido presented a new sub-collection that paid homage to the original line, featuring classic timepieces that borrow inspiration from stringed instruments.
Fast-forward to 2016, when Mido launched its first chronometer-certified movement to mark the 40th anniversary of the Baroncelli III collection. This was a spectacular feat because chronometer-certified movements that included silicon balance-springs were typically exclusive to luxury brands with much higher price ranges. However, Mido made it possible, thus truly confirming its spot at the top of the watchmaking industry.
In 2018, to commemorate the brand’s 100th anniversary, it introduced a new line of Mido Swiss watches in the classic Baroncelli III collection. The Baroncelli III Big Date range all featured large, two-level date displays. It is one of the largest date apertures available in the market.
And while features and complications of Mido watches in the Baroncelli III may differ, their overall designs all exude the same thing: timeless elegance, as they take inspiration from the grand monuments from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Reasons to Buy Mido Baroncelli III Watches
1. The Baroncelli III collection features a wide range of designs and complications. With such a vast selection, there is surely something in this family of dress watches that will catch your eye. What’s more, this Mido watch line also designs pairs of watches that are perfect for men and women who want to wear matching wristwatches.
2. Despite being from a luxury Swiss watch brand, the Baroncelli III timepieces boast accessible price points. However, Mido does not compromise on the quality and functions that these timepieces offer.
3. The top models in the Baroncelli III collection come with certified chronometers. Boasting power reserves of up to 80 hours, these automatic movements offer enhanced accuracy in timekeeping thanks to their silicon balance springs.
4. The more affordable models in this range of Mido watches also come with Swiss automatic calibers that promise high precision. Despite being on the lower end of the Mido watch price range, these movements still boast outstanding quality.
5. Founded in 1918, Mido has over 100 years of experience in the watchmaking industry. It is also part of the prestigious Swatch Group, which owns other luxury watch brands like Omega, Longines, Tissot, and ETA, to name a few.
The Mido Baroncelli III Collection: Classic Dress Watches for Men and Women
Ticking away inside these Mido Baroncelli III timepieces are movements that can only be described as technical excellence. On the outside, you can marvel at the delightful architectural influences that the designs of these Mido watches possess. Regardless of which model you decide to adorn your wrist with, you are guaranteed a top-notch Mido timepiece that boasts extraordinary performance and a timeless look.