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Baume & Mercier builds on the Baumatic
New Models

Baume & Mercier builds on the Baumatic

Monday, 21 January 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Three new Clifton Baumatic make their debut, with a red gold case and gradient blue dial. All three are driven by the BM13 version of the Baumatic movement, combining performance and design.

Clifton Baumatic COSC Red Gold

The dial, adorned with riveted gold hour markers, has a “warm white” hue with a porcelain-effect finish in perfect harmony with the 18-carat red gold case. A discreet anthracite crosshair on the dial symbolises the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) certification. The second hand, also anthracite, contrasts with the gold hour and minute hands. With its 39 mm satin-finished red gold case, this is the ideal watch for men seeking performance and classical elegance.

Clifton Baumatic COSC red gold © Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic COSC red gold © Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic Blue Dial

With this model, the Baume & Mercier Maison reveals a blue-to-black gradated sunburst dial featuring a white minute track and rhodium-plated hands. The 40 mm steel case offers harmonious proportions. On the COSC-certified models (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute), a discreet white crosshair appears on the dial. The Clifton Baumatic cadran bleu is available in two versions: one is mounted on an interchangeable black alligator leather strap with a pin buckle and one features a five-row steel bracelet with a triple folding clasp and security push-pieces. This self-winding movement has a touch of originality and is suitable for any occasion.

Clifton Baumatic blue dial in leather © Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic blue dial in leather © Baume & Mercier

The dial of each Clifton Baumatic model is enhanced by an oversized date aperture at 3 o’clock and topped with a domed anti-glare sapphire crystal to ensure better readability. The sapphire crystal case back reveals the calibre’s refined finishes: circular-grained bridges and a sand-blasted, snailed baseplate. The openworked, steel- or gold-toned tungsten oscillating weight is adorned with a decoration combining Côtes de Genève with snailing. Within the movement, the lyre is shaped like the Phi character, the Baume & Mercier symbol representing the Maison’s quest for perfection. The interchangeable leather straps of the Clifton Baumatic collection enable each one to adapt to various whims.

The Baumatic Calibre

The self-winding Baumatic movement ensures optimal reliability. In addition to 120 hours (5 days) of autonomy, Clifton Baumatic watches offer great chronometric precision (–4/+6 seconds per day for the COSC-certified models). They are also up to ten times as resistant to magnetic fields as a standard watch. 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.

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