SIHH 2016, a very complete display for Baume & Mercier
Baume & Mercier reveals a nice preview to a few days of the opening of the SIHH with the Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar. The instrument indeed adds to its sporting function a complete calendar informations display (days and months in two apertures and a central date hand), without forgetting the moon phases and a day/night indicator.
Baume & Mercier presents the latest addition to the Clifton collection, a new small complication timepiece with a strikingly elegant design that features signature watchmaking functions. The extraordinary personality of the watch emerges through the combination of a chronograph function with a complete calendar. The result is a token of refinement for the discerning gentleman who desires an eye-catching yet timeless watch with both vintage and modern appeal.
A watch for life. “Accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality.” Faithful to the company motto, Clifton watches incorporate the gamut of Baume & Mercier skill and expertise. The collection was inspired by the Golden Fifties models held in the Baume & Mercier museum. The new model brings clean, elegant and uncluttered design to every last detail, with decidedly timeless and masculine lines. This distinctive timepiece holds great allure for connoisseurs of fine watchmaking, representing the perfect keepsake to mark any milestone or occasion.
The latest model by Baume & Mercier incorporates a duo of classic watchmaking complications that lend the watch a lavish charm. The Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar exudes the philosophy of the Maison: the belief that a watch is no mere functional object, but a powerful statement of style, a memento of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and all other unforgettable milestones in life. As a means of self-expression, a watch symbolizes an intimate relationship with time.
A duo of classic complications with timeless good look.The Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar stands out as the centerpiece in this line of small complication watches, working its undeniable charm on men’s wrists with an array of impressive features. Powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement of impeccable quality – the Valjoux 7751 caliber – this classically styled watch offers two highly functional complications: a complete calendar and a chronograph. The perpetual calendar takes the form of a central-hand date, complemented here by day and month displays in twin apertures at 12 o’ clock, along with a day/night indicator at 9 o’clock. The moon phase disk completes one rotation every 29 and a half days (i.e. one lunar month), in the process displaying the current phase of the lunar cycle in a counter at 6 o’clock. The central second hand counts the seconds of the chronograph. Minutes and hours can be timed simultaneously via the two auxiliary counters positioned at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively, where the chronograph function is highlighted by blued-steel hands.
A sapphire crystal case back affords a glimpse into sophisticated finishes of superb quality: the snail and “Côtes de Genève” decoration on the oscillating mass, the perlage finishings on the bridges and plates, and the blued screws, all in keeping with Swiss watchmaking tradition and the high quality of finishes that has always been so vital to Baume & Mercier.
The polished/satin finish case, its contents exposed by an anti-scratch sapphire window, extends to a generous 43 mm in diameter, with the blued-steel hands that are a signature feature of the Clifton collection. The black alligator strap with square scales throughout blends seamlessly with the watch’s middle. Designed with absolute comfort in mind, the strap attaches securely to the wrist by means of an adjustable triple folding clasp. This spectacular Swiss-made timepiece was made to cater to the connoisseur. The Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar puts stunning luxury and exquisite functionality within reach, embodying the philosophy that has reigned throughout the history of Baume & Mercier.