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. The new Classima Executives watches by Baume & Mercier: timepieces designed for today’s active metropolitan men, whether they see themselves as “business class”, urban adventurers… or both!

Classima Executives XL Dual Time Chronograph (8851)
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. 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
Collection: Classima Executives
Reference: M0A08851

  • 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
  • Dial: White;“Appliqué” rhodium-plated indexes & Roman numerals;Sapphire crystal
  • Bracelet: Black alligator strap;Adjustable triple folding buckle
  • Water-resistance: 30m

Classima Executives XL Open Balance and Power Reserve (8869)
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. 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
Collection: Classima Executives

  • Reference: M0A08869
  • 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
  • Crown adorned with a Phi symbol
  • Sapphire crystal case back
  • 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
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Bracelet: Black alligator strap;Adjustable triple folding buckle
  • Water-resistance: 30m

Classima Executives XL Chronograph and Complete Calendar (8870)
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. 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
Collection: Classima Executives
Reference: M0A08870

  • 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
  • Crown adorned with a Phi symbol
  • Sapphire crystal case back
  • 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
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Bracelet: Black alligator strap;Adjustable triple folding buckle
  • Water-resistance: 30m

Classima Executives Magnum XXL Chronograph (8852)
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.

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
Collection: Classima Executives
Reference: M0A08852

  • 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
  • Screw-down fluted crown and case back adorned with a Phi symbol
  • Dial: Black; Riveted “appliqué” rhodium-plated indexes with Superluminova® index dots; Superluminova®-tipped hands; Antiglare sapphire crystal
  • Bracelet: Black vulcanized rubber strap;Adjustable triple folding buckle
  • Water-resistance: 200m

Classima Executives Magnum XXL Chronograph Black PVD Steel (8853)
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”. 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
Collection: Classima Executives
Reference: M0A08853

  • Movement: Automatic (ETA 7753);Oscillating weight decorated with « Côtes de Genève »
  • Function: 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; Screw-down fluted crown and case back; Sapphire crystal window case back
  • Dial: Black; Riveted “appliqué” rhodium-plated indexes with Superluminova® index dots; Superluminova®-tipped hands
  • Antiglare sapphire crystal
  • Bracelet: Black vulcanized rubber strap ;Adjustable triple folding buckle
  • Water-resistance: 200m

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