Baume & Mercier Hampton Collection Edition 2009

Hampton, the icon watch by Baume & Mercier, is celebrating its 15th birthday in 2009 with a brand-new collection. Created in 1994, the Hampton model overturned existing watchmaking codes with its rectangular steel case, and became an instant best-seller. Inspired by a rectangular pink gold watch introduced by Baume & Mercier in 1960, the Hampton collection has evolved through numerous variations. Whether curved or square, it has always succeeded in preserving its identity, consisting in a blend of watchmaking tradition and contemporary design.

The new Hampton collection features three different identities: Hampton Classic, Hampton Manchette and Hampton magnum. The Classic design confirms the pure elegance of the original Hampton model, with a redesigned rectangular case featuring flowing, contemporary lines.

The Classic watches come in several masculine and feminine versions and new sizes. Femininity and glamour are in the spotlight with the Hampton Manchette, a jewelry-watch embodying the essence of the Hampton spirit. Finally, Hampton magnum, the sporty, sophisticated variation on this theme, is larger than ever and now enriched with an all-white feminine version.

Hampton Classic XL Open Balance – 8818
The “Business Class” watch for week-day wear: urban elegance, a more generous XL case and a new design, an opening onto the heart of the movement and high-end watchmaking finishing.

Technical details
Model: HAMPTON CLASSIC XL OPEN BALANCE Steel / Leather
Collection: HAMPTON CLASSIC
Reference: M0A08818

Movement
Automatic (SOPROD 2824-2BV)
Oscillating weight decorated with “Côtes de Genève”

Case
Shape: rectangular
Size: XL
Width: 30 mm – Length: 45.5 mm
Case in polished steel
Striated & fluted polished steel crown
Sapphire crystal case back secured by 4 screws, line décor
Water-resistance: 50 m

Dial
Opaline silvered, line guilloché décor, open balance
Rhodium-plated appliqué Arabic numerals & indexes
Antiglare crystal
Blue steel hands

Strap
Dark brown Alligator, tone on tone stitching, sand lining
Buckle: Adjustable triple folding .

Hampton Classic XL Chrono – 8807
The chic weekend chronograph: an all-black look, larger case, ergonomic chronograph push-pieces and secure black alligator leather strap with adjustable triple fold.

Technical details
Model : HAMPTON CLASSIC XL CHRONO Steel / Leather
Collection: HAMPTON CLASSIC
Reference: M0A08807

Movement
Quartz (ETA 251.471)

Functions
Chronograph
Date at 6 o’clock

Case
Shape: rectangular
Size: XL
Width: 30 mm – Length: 45.5 mm
Case in polished steel
Striated & fluted polished steel crown
Case back with screws
Water-resistance: 50 m

Dial
Sun satin-finished black
Black chronograph function counters
Small second at 6 o’clock
Rhodium-plated appliqué Arabic numerals & indexes
Antiglare crystal

Strap
Black Alligator, tone on tone stitching, black lining
Buckle: Adjustable triple folding

Hampton Classic L Diamond-set – 8811

Technical details
Model : HAMPTON CLASSIC L Acier serti / Cuir
Collection: HAMPTON CLASSIC
Reference: M0A08811

Movement
Quartz (ETA F04.111)

Functions
Date at 6 o’clock

Case
Shape: rectangular
Size: L ;Width: 27.3 mm – Length: 42.5 mm
Case in polished steel set with 32 diamonds * (0.49 ct)
Striated crown set with a diamond* (0.02 ct)
Case back with screws
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
Mother-of-pearl
Rhodium-plated appliqué Arabic numerals, Phi & indexes

Strap
Black Alligator, tone on tone stitching, black lining
Buckle: Adjustable triple folding

*round full-cut 32/24 Top Wesselton VS qualité diamond.

Hampton Classic S Diamond-set – 8817
Feminine casual elegance: in an L size on leather strap or S size on steel bracelet, a refined and precious model with its natural mother-of-pearl dial, exquisite gem-setting and off-centered diamond on the crown – the signature of Baume & Mercier ladies’ watches.

Technical details
Model : HAMPTON CLASSIC S Set steel / steel
Collection: HAMPTON CLASSIC
Reference: M0A08817

Movement
Quartz (ETA F03.111)

Functions
Date at 6 o’clock

Case
Shape: rectangular
Size: S
Width: 20.4 mm – Length: 34.2 mm
Case in polished steel set with 28 diamonds * (0.44 ct)
Striated crown set with a diamond* (0.01 ct)
Case back with screws
Water-resistance: 30 m

Dial
Mother-of-pearl set with 8 diamonds* (0.02 ct)
Rhodium-plated appliqué Arabic numerals & Phi

Bracelet
Polished steel
Clasp: Triple folding

* round full-cut 32/24 Top Wesselton VS qualité diamond

Hampton Classic S – 8812
A true classic imbued with timeless simplicity: an harmoniously curved S size case, a pure, discreet design, a chestnut brown calfskin leather strap with saddle stitching. An attractive and accessible watch with its subtle signature diamond on the crown.

Technical details
Model: HAMPTON CLASSIC S Acier / Cuir
Collection: HAMPTON CLASSIC
Reference: M0A08812

Movement
Quartz (ETA F03.111)

Functions
Date at 6 o’clock

Case
Shape: rectangular
Size: S
Width: 20.4 mm – Length: 34.2 mm
Case in polished steel
Striated crown set with a diamond* (0.01 ct)
Case back with screws
Water-resistance: 30 m

Dial
Color: white
Rhodium-plated appliqué Arabic numerals, Phi & indexes

Strap
Light brown calfskin, ecru stitching, sand lining
Buckle: Pin

* round full-cut 32/24 Top Wesselton VS qualité diamond

Hampton Manchette Two-tone – 8776
Precious all night long: a jewelry-watch radiant with gold, mother-of-pearl and diamonds. S size, two-tone bracelet, bezel set with 28 brilliants and off-centered signature diamond on the crown.

Technical details
Model: HAMPTON CUFFWATCH Set Two-tone
Collection: HAMPTON CLASSIC
Reference: M0A08776

Movement
Quartz (ETA F03.111)

Functions
Date at 6 o’clock

Case
Shape: rectangular
Size: S
Width: 20.4 mm – Length: 34.2 mm
Case in polished steel set with 28 diamonds * (0.44 ct)
Striated crown set with a diamond* (0.01 ct);
Case back with screws
Water-resistance: 30 m

Dial
Mother-of-pearl ;Gilt appliqué Roman numerals

Bracelet
Polished/satin-finished two-tone
Clasp:Triple folding

Gold weight
8 gr

* round full-cut 32/24 Top Wesselton VS qualité diamond

Hampton magnum XXL PVD Red Gold – 8825

Technical details
Model : HAMPTON MAGNUM XXL Steel & Red gold / Leather
Collection: HAMPTON SQUARE
Reference: M0A08825

Movement
Automatic (ETA 7750)
Oscillating weight decorated with “ Côtes de Genève ”

Functions
Chronograph
Date at 3 o’clock

Case
Shape: square
Size: XXL
Width: 37.4 mm – Length: 48 mm
Case in satin/finished black PVD steel reinforced by a left lateral inserts in black
Vulcanized rubber & red gold and secured to the case-middle by 2 steel screws
Bezel in satin-finished red gold fixed by 4 black PVD screws
Push-pieces in satin/finished black PVD steel & black vulcanized rubber strap, “Clou de Paris” décor
Screw-down crown in red gold, “Clou de Paris” décor
Sapphire crystal case back secured by 4 steel screws
Water-resistance: 200m

Dial
Color: black
Black chronograph function counters
Small second at 9 o’clock
Gilt appliqué Arabic numerals
Antiglare crystal
Superluminova-tipped hands

Strap
“Soft Touch*” black alligator, tone on tone stitching, black lining
Boucle: Adjustable triple folding

Gold weight
23 gr

* gum touch

Hampton magnum XL – 8842
Exuding a sporting and racy design contributing to their powerful personality, the Hampton magnum models hold a unique place in the collection. For Him: a chronograph in black PVD steel and red gold, oversized XXL case and a secure strap in “Soft Touch” alligator leather. For Her: an XL size and an all-white look, mechanical automatic movement and big date, bezel set with 52 diamonds, vulcanized rubber strap.

Technical details
Model: HAMPTON MAGNUM XL Set Steel / Rubber
Collection: HAMPTON SQUARE
Reference: M0A08842

Movement
Automatic (SOPROD TT651)
Oscillating weight decorated with “Côtes de Genève”

Functions
Big Date at 12 o’clock
Dual Time at 6 o’clock

Case
Shape: square
Size: XL
Width: 34.1 mm – Length: 45 mm
Case in polished/satin-finished steel reinforced by lateral inserts in white
Vulcanized rubber and secured to the case-middle by 4 steel screws
Bezel in satin-finished steel set with 52 diamonds* (0.97 ct) & fixed by 4 screws set with a diamond* (0.12 ct)
Screw-down crown, “Clou de Paris” décor
Sapphire crystal case back secured by 4 steel screws
Water-resistance: 200m

Dial
Color: shimmering white
Dual time counter enhanced with a rhodium-plated ornament adorned with a “Côtes de Genève” décor and set with 2 diamonds * (0.01 ct)
Rhodium-plated appliqué Arabic numerals
Superluminova-tipped hands

Strap
White vulcanized rubber, central “Clou de Paris” décor
Clasp: Triple folding security

* round full-cut 32/24 Top Wesselton VS qualité diamond

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