Baume & Mercier Clifton Retrograde Date

The Clifton Retrograde Date watch has an inspired graphic style, once again illustrating Baume & Mercier’s expertise in the domain of small complications.

The timepiece presented this year has a date calendar featuring a display of the power reserve and retrograde date, designed to provide originality and satisfy its owner’s taste for beautiful mechanisms, elegance and a certain idea of balance.

Just one look at the Clifton Retrograde Date and its dial is enough to understand how aesthetic qualities and attention to detail satisfy the wearer’s interest and fascination for fine watchmaking.

Baume & Mercier Clifton Retrograde Date watch

This timepiece, with its case borrowed from a 1950s Baume & Mercier watch, now an integral part of the museum’s collection, houses a beautifully made mechanical self-winding calibre visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case back.

The sun satin-finished dial displays hours, minutes and seconds through the presence of a central seconds hand. But the caliber, fitted with a function plate, also displays the day in a small counter at 9 o’clock, the retrograde date at 3 o’clock and the power reserve at 6 o’clock. The winding level of the barrel spring guarantees that the watch will work for forty or so hours.

Baume & Mercier Clifton Retrograde Date automatic watch

The Clifton Retrograde Date highlights Baume & Mercier’s desire to offer lovers of fine watches a reference timepiece that stands out visually while offering a useful and accessible complication. The Clifton Retrograde Date is guaranteed to be water-resistant to 50 meters and is available in a brown alligator strap, closed by a triple folding buckle with security push-pieces.

Housed in a 43 mm diameter steel case, the Clifton Retrograde Date features generous dimensions, exceptional finishing and aesthetically appealing display appearing against a silver-colored sun satin-finished background.

Baume & Mercier Clifton Retrograde Date watch movement case-back

Inspired by a popular watch of 1950s, this timepiece equipped by a mechanical self winding calibre (Soprod 9094) with an additional retrograde date function boldly displays information that could be described as retro-futuristic. It thus combines features taken from the past without depriving itself of contemporary options that will capture the attention of watch lovers wanting to live in step with their century.

The Baume & Mercier Clifton Retrograde Date watch is worn on a brown alligator strap closed by a triple folding buckle with security push-pieces.

Technical details

Model: Baume & Mercier Clifton Retrograde Date
Reference: M0A10149

Mechanical self-winding (Soprod 9094)
Circular-grained plate and bridges
Oscillating weight personalized with snailed decor, « Côtes de Genève » décor and Phi symbol
Jewels: 30
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 28’800 vph (4 Hz)

Retrograde date
Power reserve

Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 12.05 mm
Polished & satin-finished stainless steel
Antiglare scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case back secured with 4 screws
Water-resistance: 5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Sun satin-finished and snailed silver-colored
Gilt Arabic numerals and indexes
Gilt and blued steel hands

Brown alligator
Buckle: Adjustable triple folding buckle with security push-pieces

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