Baume & Mercier is a Swiss, luxury watchmaking company. The brand has continued to awe watch enthusiasts since 1830. They specialize in classic styles with luxurious features such as incorporating precious gems and materials. Baume & Mercier has recently announced the release of a new collection that will be available in early 2013.
The collection is called the Clifton. The name sparks image of luxury hotels, beach front resorts, and elegance. Baume & Mercier has stated that the inspiration behind the collection is the 1950’s. The 1950’s was considered a golden era in many ways. Watchmaking was at a particular height in the 1950’s and many innovations and styles were introduced. The Clifton Collection is sure to represent this age in a classic, elegant way. Baume & Mercier has led us to believe that at least eight models will take part in this collection. One of these models, the Clifton Ref 10060 wristwatch, is particularly exciting. It features a manual winding caliber and an incredible 90 hour power reserve thanks to two barrels. The movement is produced by the highly esteem La Joux-Perret who supplies movements to many luxury watchmakers. The Clifton Ref 10060 is a classic dress watch cased in gold. It features an elegant alligator print leather strap which adds to the 1950’s feel of this wristwatch. The dial is simple and uncluttered. It is white in color with gold hours as well as dial hands. There is a sub-dial at the 6 o’clock hour that features a small, bright blue dial hand. The back of the watch is quite exciting, especially for watch enthusiasts. It has an open case-back with gem blue screws, typically of Geneva luxury. It is engraved in gold lettering proudly stating that the watch is Swiss made, features 21 jewels, and is adjusted to five positions. The watch is water resistant up to 50 M as well.
Baume & Mercier is one of the very few brands that can repair any of their watches from any period of time. They are respected in the watch industry for their dedication to quality, luxury, and horology. The Clifton Collection is sure to please even the most particular watch enthusiasts with its simple elegance and fine craftsmanship.