Throughout its long history, Swiss watch brand, Baume & Mercier has forged an image of timeless elegance paired with understated design. As the seventh oldest watchmaker, the brand looks to its archives to inform today’s designs. In 2013, the brand introduced the Clifton collection, a prime example of this.
At first sight, one will notice the historic inspiration of Clifton and the hallmarks of the “Golden 50s”, a period considered by many as the golden age of wristwatches. This January, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Baume & Mercier will introduce a series of a three masculine, self-winding Clifton chronographs that have an undeniable vintage appeal.
- Clifton 10123 by Baume & Mercier
Clifton 10123 - 43 mm steel case
Its complication, specially developed to measure very short intervals of time, features blue hands against a sun satin-finished silver dial, this model contains a self-winding caliber with a black alligator skin strap. The movement can be seen through the case back and also shows the day and date in an open display at the three o’clock position.
- Clifton 10130 by Baume & Mercier
Clifton 10130 - 43 mm steel case
Plays with the sporty look, with a flexible steel strap made of fine steel links. Water-resistant in five atmospheres, this efficient watch contains a self- winding mechanical movement (ETa 7750) known for its durability. The trained eye will appreciate the open display in the three o’clock position that simultaneously gives the day and date.
- Clifton 10129 by Baume & Mercier
Clifton 10129 - 43 mm steel case
Undoubtedly the most “vintage” of the collection, with a more traditional look featuring a sun satin- finished silver dial to contrast with its golden hands and golden digits. It is further accentuated by a brown alligator skin strap with large square scales. The movement can be seen through the case back and also shows the day and date in an open display at the three o’clock position.