In a world governed by performance, time is a value that decision-makers hold in great respect. Experienced and perceived as fast-paced for some and all to slow for others, the invariable duration of the hours and minutes can be interpreted in many different ways. Each individual measures time in their own way and each has their own watch. Entirely in tune with its time, the Classima Executives Skeleton features an innovation presented in a discreet and moderate manner.
Its modern finishing pervaded by noble traditions makes it a timeless classic. This watch clothes the wrist in an aura of refinement, perpetuating the perfect shapes of the Classima Executives line in a spirit of continuity and harmony. The Greek letter Phi, the Baume & Mercier signature, appears on the crown and at noon, like the golden ratio standing for equilibrium and for aesthetic elegance based on “divine proportions” that remain the brand’s cardinal values.
The elegance of the Classima Executives Skeleton is expressed through the fascinating association between the silver-colored, guilloché-patterned and openworked dial the strength of the steel case and the supple feel of the brown alligator leather strap. It extends an open invitation for connoisseurs to enjoy a closer look at its mechanical hand-wound movement.
The Classima Executives Skeleton provides tantalizing glimpses of the spiral-shaped steel movement bridges through an exquisitely crafted dial opening between 5 and 7 o’clock. At 6 o’clock, as if suspended above this aperture, the seconds subdial features the same subtle blued steel shade as the hands. The skeletonized forms of the caliber can be admired in more detail through a sapphire crystal case-back revealing a mechanism adorned with 17 rubies, finely crafted wheels, sloping bridges, cut-out plates and blued screws.
By thus providing an opportunity to plunge into the depths of its inner intricacies, the Classima Executives Skeleton proclaims its intention of appealing to devotees of watchmaking traditions. Its play on transparency unveils the beating heart of a uniquely designed model admirably conveying the longstanding expertise cultivated by Baume & Mercier and issued in a limited edition.
Collection: Classima Executives
Manual SOPROD 6498, squelette
Diameter: 42 mm
Polished steel case
Sapphire crystal decorated sapphire case-back
Water resistance: 30 m
Color: opaline silvered, line guilloché décor, open dial, seconds counter at 6 o’clock
Numerals: appliqué roman numerals, phi and indexes
Hands: blued steel
Dark brown alligator, tone on tone stitching, black lining