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Clifton Collection: Baume & Mercier’s Newest Luxury Watches

September 9th—2019

Since its foundation in 1830 in the Swiss Jura, Baume & Mercier has been putting technical and aesthetic innovation at the heart of its creations. In keeping with its motto, “Accept only perfection; only manufacture watches of the highest quality” and based on 189 years of heritage, the Maison is a Swiss watchmaking pioneer. Its international renown is forged on the development of high-performance contemporary watches that make ideal daily companions.

Clifton collection: the perfect combination of performance, technical achievement and refined design

This year the iconic watchmaker, expanded its Clifton Collection to include five new models powered by the BM13 version of the Baumatic caliber…combining performance, technical achievement and refined design. The Clifton Baumatic is the essential companion for aesthetes with assertive tastes in perpetual pursuit of performance and innovation. The new additions identified by a pink gold case and a gradated blue dial,
are a marriage of watchmaking expertise and contemporary style, which has characterized the Baume & Mercier approach for 189 years.

The dial of each Clifton Baumatic model is enhanced by an oversized date aperture at 3 o’clock and topped with a domed, anti-glare, sapphire crystal to ensure better readability. The sapphire crystal case back reveals the calibre’s refined finishes: circular-grained bridges and a sand-blasted, snailed baseplate. The open-worked, steel or gold toned tungsten, oscillating weight is adorned with a decoration combining Côtes de Genève with snailing. Within the movement, the lyre is shaped like the Phi character, the Baume & Mercier symbol representing the Maison’s quest for perfection. The interchangeable leather straps of the Clifton Baumatic Collection enable each one to adapt to various whims.

The self-winding Baumatic movement ensures optimal reliability. In addition to 120 hours (5 days) of autonomy, Clifton Baumatic watches offer great chronometric precision (–4/+6 seconds per day for the COSC-certified models). They resist to the main magnetic fields of daily life. These models only require maintenance service once every seven years, rather than three to five years recommended for a traditional watch. Any high watchmaking aficionado will appreciate these remarkable achievements.

CLIFTON BAUMATIC COSC OR ROSE (PINK GOLD)

The dial of this watch is adorned with riveted gold hour markers and has a ‘warm white’ hue with a porcelain-effect finish, in perfect harmony with the 18-carat pink gold case. A discreet anthracite crosshair on the dial symbolizes the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) certification. The second hand, also anthracite, contrasts with the gold hour and minute hands. With its 39 mm satin-finished pink gold case, this is the ideal watch for men seeking performance and classical elegance.

CLIFTON BAUMATIC CADRAN BLEU (BLUE DIAL)

With this model, the Baume & Mercier Maison reveals a blue-to-black gradated sunburst dial, featuring a white minute track and rhodium-plated hands. The 40 mm steel case is harmoniously proportioned. On the COSC-certified models, a discreet white crosshair appears on the dial. The Clifton Baumatic Cadran Bleu is available in two versions: one mounted on an interchangeable black alligator leather strap with a pin buckle and one featuring a five-row steel bracelet with a triple folding clasp and security push-pieces. This self-winding movement has a touch of originality and is suitable for any occasion.

The Clifton Collection and its five new additions is now available at TIME VALLÉE at our Diagonal Store in Barcelona.

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