Baume & Mercier New Classima Executives XL Collection – XL Dual Time Chronograph, XL Open Balance and Power Reserve, XL Chronograph and Complete Calendar, Magnum XXL Chronograph and Magnum XXL Chronograph Black PVD Steel

Developed with today’s businessmen and decision-makers in mind, the Classima Executives line by Baume & Mercier is now being enriched by five new models endowed with a range of more decidedly technical characteristics including sophisticated mechanical horological features, high-tech materials and sleek designs.

While maintaining the understated elegance of the classic round watch, reinterpreted with a contemporary twist by the Baume & Mercier Design Studio, the 2010 new releases in the Classima Executives line are set against a dynamic urban background.

With its new “Classima Executives XL” collection, Baume & Mercier is treating devotees of traditional watchmaking to three classic high-end models equipped with mechanical complication movements and adorned with elegant horological finishing details.

On their white or silver-colored dials graced with finely guilloché-worked “grain d’orge” décor, these new models fitted with black alligator leather straps display various combinations of chronograph, power reserve, moon phase or complete calendar functions.

With the new “Classima Executives Magnum XXL”, the Classima Executives line in turn combines ruggedness and virile boldness.

After interpreting these signature characteristics in recent years through the Hampton and Riviera lines, Baume & Mercier is now introducing two sophisticated and charismatic new chronographs in polished/satin-finished and sand-blasted steel or in steel with a black PVD coating, luminescent hands and hour-markers set against black dials, along with profiled pushers and natural vulcanized rubber straps.

(1) Baume & Mercier Classima Executives XL Dual Time Chronograph, Reference M0A08851

Fitted with a black alligator leather strap, this classically elegant round chronograph displays the time in a second time zone by means of a central hand. Its steel case adorned with a crown bearing the Phi symbol frames a white dial with “appliqué” rhodium-plated Roman numerals and hour-markers.

Baume & Mercier Classima Executives XL Dual Time Chronograph, Reference M0A08851

Its 30-minute chronograph counter is also stamped with the Phi symbol at 12 o’clock, while the hour counter appears at 6 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic (ETA 7754)

Functions
Chronograph, central hand dual time, date at 3 o’clock

Case
Round; Size: XL – 42mm;Thickness: 13.15mm;Polished steel case
Crown: adorned with a Phi symbol
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 30m

Dial
White; “Appliqué” rhodium-plated indexes & Roman numerals;

Bracelet
Black alligator strap
Adjustable triple folding buckle

(2) Baume & Mercier Classima Executives XL Open Balance and Power Reserve, Reference M0A08869

This model inspired by the finest watchmaking traditions is endowed with a high-end movement and equally noble finishes. An opening at 12 o’clock reveals the balance oscillating beneath the silver-colored dial with a “grain d’orge” guilloché décor, while the power reserve is displayed by an 18-carat red gold hand moving across a dedicated indicator at 6 o’clock.

Baume & Mercier Classima Executives XL Open Balance and Power Reserve, Reference M0A08869

Sublimated by a circular snailed decorative motif, the hour circle is enlivened by black Roman numerals and hour-markers.

The exhibition back provides a fascinating view of the mechanical self-winding movement adorned with “Côtes de Genève”, as well as circular-grained bridges and blued steel screws, in keeping with the norms of classic watchmaking. The crown proudly bears the Phi symbol.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic (Soprod 9040);Oscillating weight decorated with « Côtes de Genève », blued steel screws

Function
Power reserve at 6 o’clock

Case
Round; Size: XL – 42mm
Thickness: 10.1mm
Polished steel case
Sapphire crystal glass
Crown adorned with a Phi symbol
Sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistance: 30m

Dial
Silver-colored
“Grain d’orge” guilloché décor, alternating circular-snailed and sun satin-finished zones
Dial opened on the balance
Black Roman numerals and indexes
18 carat red gold power reserve hand

Bracelet
Black alligator strap
Adjustable triple folding buckle

(3) Baume & Mercier Classima Executives XL Chronograph and Complete Calendar, Reference M0A08870

This traditionally and opulently finished chronograph is equipped with a high-end mechanical self-winding movement driving indications of a complete calendar (date with central pointer in 18-carat red gold, day and month through a window at 12 o’clock, moon phase at 6 o’clock) and 24h indicator at 9 o’clock.

Baume & Mercier Classima Executives XL Chronograph and Complete Calendar, Reference M0A08870

The silver-colored dial with a “grain d’orge” guilloché décor is graced with circular snailed and sun satin-finished counters. The case-back reveals an oscillating weight adorned with “Côtes de Genève”, as well as circular-grained bridges and blued steel screws. The crown proudly bears the Phi symbol.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic (ETA 7751);Oscillating weight decorated with « Côtes de Genève », blued steel screws

Functions
Chronograph, moon phases at 6 o’clock, central hand date, weekdays and months at 12 o’clock, 24h indicator at 9 o’clock

Case
Round; Size: XL – 42mm
Thickness: 13.1mm
Polished steel case
Sapphire crystal glass
Crown adorned with a Phi symbol
Sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistance: 30m

Dial
Silver-colored
“Grain d’orge” guilloché décor, alternating opaline, circular-snailed and sun satin-finished zones
Black indexes
18 carat red gold date hand

Bracelet
Black alligator strap
Adjustable triple folding buckle

(4) Baume & Mercier Classima Executives Magnum XXL Chronograph, Reference M0A08852

Teamed with a black vulcanized rubber strap and equipped with a mechanical automatic movement, this sophisticated chronograph has been treated to a new XXL (44 mm) case design endowed with distinctive attributes. The fluted case in polished/satin-finished and sand-blasted steel is reinforced by profiled push-pieces.

Baume & Mercier Classima Executives Magnum XXL Chronograph, Reference M0A08852

The screw-down case-back guarantees water-resistance to 200 meters. The black dial is equipped with riveted “appliqué” rhodium-plated hour-markers coated with Superluminova® and bearing hollowed luminescent hands to ensure perfect readability. The fluted screw-down crown is adorned with the Phi symbol.

The date appears at 6 o’clock, the chronograph counters at 3 o’clock (minutes) and 6 o’clock (hours), and the small seconds at 9 o’clock.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic (ETA 7753)

Functions
Chronograph, date at 6 o’clock

Case
Round
Size: XXL – 44mm
Thickness: 15.5mm
Decorated case and push-pieces made of sand-blasted & polished/satin-finished steel
Circular satin-finished steel bezel
Antiglare sapphire crystal
Screw-down fluted crown and case back adorned with a Phi symbol
Water-resistance: 200m

Dial
Black
Riveted “appliqué” rhodium-plated indexes with Superluminova® index dots
Superluminova®-tipped hands

Bracelet
Black vulcanized rubber strap
Adjustable triple folding buckle

(5) Baume & Mercier Classima Executives Magnum XXL Chronograph Black PVD Steel, Reference M0A08853

For this distinctive chronograph, Baume & Mercier has designed a new fluted case in black satin-finished and sand-blasted PVD-coated steel, accentuated by profiled push-pieces and driven by a mechanical self-winding movement.

Screwed down to guarantee perfect water-resistance to 200 meters, the case-back is fitted with a triangular-shaped opening revealing the oscillating weight adorned with “Côtes de Genève”.

Baume & Mercier Classima Executives Magnum XXL Chronograph Black PVD Steel, Reference M0A08853

The black dial is enlivened by riveted “appliqué” rhodium-plated hour-markers coated with Superluminova®, along with luminescent hollowed hands ensuring optimal readability. The fluted screw-down crown is adorned with the Phi symbol. The date appears at 6 o’clock, the chronograph at 3 o’clock (minutes) and the small seconds at 9 o’clock.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic (ETA 7753);Oscillating weight decorated with « Côtes de Genève »

Functions
Chronograph, date at 6 o’clock

Case
Round
Size: XXL – 44mm
Thickness: 15.6mm
Decorated case and push-pieces made of sand-blasted & satin-finished PVD steel
Circular satin-finished PVD steel bezel
Antiglare sapphire crystal
Screw-down fluted crown and case back
Sapphire crystal window case back
Water-resistance: 200m

Dial
Black dial
Riveted “appliqué” rhodium-plated indexes with Superluminova® index dots
Superluminova®-tipped hands

Bracelet
Black vulcanized rubber strap ;Adjustable triple folding buckle

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