Founded in 1830 in Geneva Switzerland by brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume, the Maison d’Horlogerie Baume & Mercier is the seventh oldest watch brand in the world, marking its 185th anniversary in 2015. Louis-Victor was a true visionary who intuitively sensed women’s interest in watchmaking, gifting his daughter Mélina 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, Capeland, Hampton; women’s collections include Promesse, Linea, Classima, and Hampton.
The reliable, high-performance Baumatic™ BM12-1975A caliber has been introduced in five new models in the Clifton collection. Launched six years ago, the Clifton collection exudes an elegant, urban style while upholding traditional watchmaking values. This contemporary addition delivers a new vision for the assortment featuring a 40mm case and a refined white dial with a porcelain finish, making it truly of its time as well as a watch for the future. Most importantly, it is powered by a revolutionary in-house mechanical self-winding caliber: simple, robust and accurate, it is endowed with the best watch technology available today.
With their refined, porcelain-like finish, the five new models in the Clifton Baumatic™ collection by Baume & Mercier epitomize the brand’s masculine identity. Designed for the confident and urban man, this must-have accessory comes with an immaculate white or intense black dial. The understated, easy-to-read display features slender riveted hour-markers, slim lancet hands and an oversized date aperture at 3 o’clock. Topped with a domed sapphire crystal, the minute track - in anthracite gray or white - follows the perfectly proportioned curves of the 40 mm polished/satin-finished steel case. Water-resistant to 50 meters, the transparent case back reveals the new Baumatic™ BM12-1975A caliber, the first mechanical self-winding movement developed in-house, in collaboration with the Richemont group. This timepiece, attaches to the wrist with an alligator strap that fastens with a pin buckle. The strap is easy to change without the need for a tool, and comes in dark blue, deep black or warm brown for the two-tone version. A five-row bracelet in polished/satin-finished steel, which fastens by means of a triple folding buckle with security push-pieces, is also available to complement this line of contemporary watches.
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