Like the minute repeater, tourbillon and the perpetual calendar, the equation of time is a rare and valued complication. True, it is an arcane function that neither chimes the hours, nor fights the effects of gravity, but it is rooted in the history of watchmaking and is therefore meaningful for aficionados.
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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.