Founded in 1830 in Geneva Switzerland by brothers Louis-Victor and Celestin Baume, the Maison d’Horlogerie Baume & Mercier is the seventh oldest watch brand in the world, marking its 190th anniversary in 2020. Louis-Victor was a true visionary who intuitively sensed women’s interest in watchmaking, gifting his daughter Melina a gold pocket-watch in 1869. Continuing tradition, Baume & Mercier is often purchased as a gift to mark a celebration or special moment and is still noted for its rich heritage and superior craftsmanship of men’s and women’s timepieces. Current men’s collections include: Clifton, Classima, Hampton; women’s collections include Promesse, Classima and Hampton.
Since its foundation in 1830 in the Swiss Jura, Baume & Mercier has been putting technical and aesthetic innovation at the heart of its creations. In keeping with its motto, “Accept only perfection; only manufacture watches of the highest quality” and based on 189 years of heritage, the Maison is a Swiss watchmaking pioneer. Its international renown is forged on the development of high-performance contemporary watches that make ideal daily companions.
In 2018, in a combination of mechanical innovation and watchmaking heritage, Baume & Mercier presented the Clifton Baumatic collection which includes the self-winding in-house calibre Baumatic BM12-1975A, once again asserting the brand’s expertise in combining style with cutting-edge technology. The self-winding Baumatic movement ensures optimal reliability. In addition to 120 hours (5 days) of autonomy, Clifton Baumatic watches offer great chronometric precision. They resist to the main magnetic fields of daily life. These models only require maintenance service once every seven years rather than three to five years recommended for a traditional watch. Any high watchmaking aficionado will appreciate these remarkable achievements.
In 2019, the Maison reveals a new version of its in-House Baumatic calibre, the BM13-1975A, which expresses a commitment to client expectations without ever compromising on quality.
Tourneau is an authorized Baume & Mercier retailer with the widest assortment of fine watches and accessories. Whether you are looking for a specific Baume & Mercier model or seeking information about current selections, Tourneau specialists are here to help.