Baume & Mercier’s latest addition to the Clifton collection features a new small complication timepiece with a strikingly elegant design. The personality of the watch emerges through the combination of a chronograph function with a complete calendar.
The collection is inspired by the Golden Fifties models held in the Baume & Mercier museum. The new model brings clean, elegant and uncluttered design with timeless and masculine lines
Powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement, 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 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 of the 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, in keeping with Swiss watchmaking tradition..
The polished/satin finish 43mm case features an anti-scratch sapphire window, under which glide the blued-steel hands that are a signature feature of the Clifton collection. The watch comes on an alligator leather strap.