Baume & Mercier, the legendary Swiss watch founded 183 years ago by Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume, pays tribute its rich heritage by unveiling the latest creation, the Capeland Worldtimer. Aware that the bounds of the universe were far beyond the valleys of their native Jura, the Baume brothers established a branch in London in 1851. Then, under the name «Baume Brothers,» they expanded their business to the entire British Empire, opening a subsidiary in Philadelphia in 1876 and creating a vast sales network stretching from India to Africa, including Australia and New Zealand, Singapore and Burma.
Today, to honor this rich past and passion for travel, Baume & Mercier presents the Capeland Worldtimer. Globe-trotters and international businessmen will appreciate reading – at a glance – the time in the 24 cities chosen to represent the times zones of the world, thanks to the exquisite complication within the watch. The signature pebble-shaped watch case offers a fully identifiable vintage design. The 44 mm model is available in 18K red gold or polished satin-brushed steel with a restrained but easy-to-read dial in ashen gray or off-white, with a subtle tone-on-tone refinement.
This model’s self-winding mechanical movement can be seen through its sapphire case back. It is surprisingly easy to use. To display the local time, just select the name of the city corresponding to the time zone where you are, and turn the 24- hour ring until the digit representing the current time is facing it. With the crown in the suitable position, simply adjust the hands. Once these quick adjustments are made and the crown is in place, it is easy to see what time it is all over the world with a simple glance at the Capeland Worldtimer.
18K Red gold Capeland Worldtimer (Model 10107)
The new 44 mm Capeland Worldtimer in 18K red gold, of an exceptional timelessness, will appeal to fine watch enthusiasts as it contains a self-winding mechanical movement renowned for its precision and endurance. The delicately manufactured movement, featuring premium fittings visible through the sapphire case back, displays the time simultaneously in the twenty-four time zones, and gives the date in an understated open counter at the three o’clock position. Practical and to-the point, this fine timepiece is mounted on an elegant, understated brown alligator strap in the same tone as its 24-hour ring.
Steel Capeland Worldtimer (Model 10106)
This satin-brushed steel watch with its subtly timeless shape is presented in the very contemporary 44 mm dial diameter. Its off-white dial makes it easy to read the local time, as well as the time in all twenty-four time zones of the world. This polished piece will delight craftsmanship connoisseurs, who will appreciate the superb mechanism of this self-winding caliber, visible through the sapphire case back; the quality of the blue alligator strap, in a shade matching the 24-hour ring of the watch; and the simplicity of the adjustment, making the world’s time zones visible at a glance.