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Baume & Mercier extends its Classima collection
New Models

Baume & Mercier extends its Classima collection

Monday, 14 October 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Baume & Mercier adds three new men’s models to its Classima collection: a complete calendar, a dual time display and a small seconds that all reinforce the fine watchmaking character of this emblematic line.

The new Classima models showcase three “small complications”, convenient for everyday life, easy to use, and suitable in all circumstances. Each model features a luminous deep blue dial that is enhanced with a “grain d’orge” decor. The self-winding mechanical calibre may be admired through the sapphire case back of the 42mm steel case. The oscillating weight is adorned with Côtes de Genève, snailed decors and Baume & Mercier characteristic Phi logo. Each model is available on a matte alligator strap with wide square scales or on a steel bracelet for a more distinctive, sport-inspired character.

Classima chronograph complete calendar

In this model, Baume & Mercier chose to combine two useful features: the chronograph and the complete calendar. Indeed, it not only displays the chronograph functions and hours, minutes and small seconds at 9 o’clock; it also features a calendar with a 24-hour indicator. In keeping with tradition, the days and months are displayed in apertures at 12 o’clock. The date is indicated on the perimeter of the dial by an additional central hand. And to complete the dial, the moon phases (29.5 days) are displayed at 6 o’clock.

Classima chronograph complete calendar © Baume & Mercier
Classima chronograph complete calendar © Baume & Mercier
Classima dual time

While the day’s date is displayed in an aperture traditionally located at 3 o’clock, this Classima goes one step further by proposing a dual time complication. In other words, an additional central hand indicates a second time zone. While the local time – hours, minutes and seconds – is shown on the three classical central hands, the second time zone may be read upon arriving at destination by checking the red hand that ticks around a round two-tone scale with 24-hour graduations. The white portion indicates the hours of the day, while the blue portion is dedicated to the hours of the night.

Classima dual time © Baume & Mercier
Classima dual time © Baume & Mercier
Classima small seconds

On this watch, the small seconds indicates the seconds thanks to an auxiliary dial located at 6 o’clock. Completed in this model by the display of the date in an aperture, this useful feature is a tasteful addition to this elegant yet understated Classima.

Classima small seconds © Baume & Mercier
Classima small seconds © Baume & Mercier
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