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Mido jumps into the water with the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Jonathan Paredes of Mexico dives 27 metres from the cliff face during the first competition day of the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal on June 28th 2013. // Dean Treml/Red Bull Content Pool // 1372433948076-1780794065 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Hey, so remember back when we told you about Midoâ€s new diver, the Mido Ocean Star Diver 600? Well, because the watch world is (seemingly) chock-a-block full of anniversary dates, weâ€ve hit a special one for the Ocean Star line. Itâ€s the 75-year mark, and to commemorate it, theyâ€ve found a new way to test the water-fastness of the watch. Mido is partnering up with the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

Jonathan Paredes of Mexico dives from 27 metres off the cliff face of Islet Vila Franca do Campo during the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Azores, Portugal, on July 26th 2014. // Dean Treml/Red Bull Content Pool

Frankly, this sort of cliff diving – from heights of 27m (88†7”) and approaching speeds of 85km/h (52.82 MPH) is going to be a super sure test of the watch surviving the forces and not having water enter the case. Then again the divers probably wonâ€t wear the watch as they dive (and if not, page the Marketing team, because this sounds like a solid stunt).

This 11th season of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series actually kicks off tomorrow – April 13th – in El Nido, Palawan, which is in the Philippines. After that, it goes on to:

Overview of the venue for the first stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, on January 16, 2019. // Andreas Sacherer / Red Bull Content Pool

As things kick off, Mido is partnering with two of the divers, Jonathan Paredes from Mexico and Alessandro De Rose from Italy. Undoubtedly, if you take in the events, youâ€ll see them at some point sporting the Mido Ocean Star Diver 600. We also hope to be doing the same. Not jumping off of cliffs, but getting some wrist time with the watch to give you a hands-on impression. shopmido.com

Jonathan Paredes of Mexico dives 27 metres from the cliff face during the first competition day of the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal on June 28th 2013. // Dean Treml/Red Bull Content Pool

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