Baume & Mercier filled extensively in the regard of watch devotees in the wake of presenting its first exclusive programmed type in 2018, the Baumatic . For the SIHH 2019, Baume & Mercier wanders into more modern horological landscape and tops its superior Baumatic development with a perpetual calendar module.
The new Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar denotes the first run through the brand’s restrictive development puts resources into something more complicated than the basic time and date watches of the Baumatic assortment to date. Not that the brand has not dove into the field of more complicated watches. We’ve seen the Clifton Retrograde Date , the Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar, and even the Clifton 1892 Tourbillon Volant and the Clifton Pocket Watch 5 Minute Repeater – yet these were all fitted with out-sourced developments. Truth be told, those of you acquainted with the brand will recognize the prompt likeness to a previous model, the Clifton 10306 QP in red gold; the principle contrast, obviously, is in the development and the mechanical update it entails.
Since its presentation a year ago, the chronometer-grade Baumatic development has been housed in Baume & Mercier’s cost friendly Clifton line of watches in treated steel cases with time and date works as it were. Climbing the stepping stool in metal and complications, the new Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar comes in a 42mm 18k red gold case with a profile of simply 12mm. The case highlights cleaned and silk completed surfaces and has a more complex and refined design than the Baumatics we have seen up until this point. It is 2mm bigger than its brothers and emanates a more strong, lavish character. Secured by a sapphire precious stone, the caseback uncovers the round grained spans and the sandblasted baseplate of the development. The gold-plated rotor is openworked and brightened with Côtes de Genève improvement with snailing.
Having depended on ETA and Sellita-sourced developments previously, the appearance of the Baumatic was an achievement in Baume & Mercier’s set of experiences, composed with a little assistance from its companions as Richemont Group’s development maker, Horlogère ValFleurier. The principal Richemont Group development to combine a silicon balance spring and an elite escapement, the four principle properties of the Baumatic BM13-1975AC-1 – hostile to attraction (up to 1,500 gauss), self-rule (5-day influence save), chronometric exactness (- 4/+6 seconds of the day) and toughness (no support for at any rate five years) –are saved in the new Perpetual Calendar model. The refined calendar module guarantees that no date rectification will be vital before March 1, 2100, a non-jump year.
The design of the dial is indistinguishable from the Clifton 10306 with three counters for the perpetual calendar: day of the week at 9 o’clock, month and jump year sign at 12 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock, and a moon stage work at 6 o’clock. For this situation, the counters are not snailed or recessed like the past model and the night sky of the moon stage is brightened with brilliant stars. The Arabic numerals have additionally changed and been supplanted with extended (more current) facetted hour markers. Time is perused by gold-shaded hour, moment and seconds hands alongside blued hands for the perpetual calendar signs. Set against an off-white dial with a porcelain finish, the watch is a lot of a contemporary classic.
Presented on a dark crocodile lash with a 18k red gold clasp, the tie is compatible. The cost of the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar is to be affirmed soon. For more data, kindly visit www.baume-et-mercier.com .