Baume & Mercier has worked closely with its parent organization Richemont to produce their first ever proprietary movement, and not just any movement but at the higher end there’s a COSC certified chronometer, encased in a handsome gents wristwatch, with a value for money asking price starting at CHF 2300 and rising to CHF2900.
The new Calibre BM12-1975A was developed in conjunction with Richemont’s R&D team and its ValFleurier Manufacture. The result is a highly accurate, COSC certified chronometer movement with a silicon hairspring and escapement. Its construction is also so precise that it only needs servicing every five years, works for five days without winding, and has an extended warranty.
According to Baume & Mercier, developing its own mechanical movement has been an objective for a long time now and partnering with ValFleurier, the Richemont-owned movement manufacturer that manufactures movements for the likes of Montblanc, Panerai, and Baume & Mercier, in addition to the establishment of the Richemont Research & Innovation team within Microcity in 2017, has made it all possible.
The movement was unveiled at SIHH in four Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic 3-hand designs or as a COSC-certified chronometer for a slightly higher price of CHF 2900. All are offered with black or white dials in steel or gold-colored 40mm cases.
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