Baume & Mercier – Clifton Automatic Big Date and Power Reserve

For SIHH 2015, Baume & Mercier announces a brand new model – Automatic Big Date and Power Reserve – from its popular Clifton collection. The new model with its pure, uncluttered dial ensures immediate and pleasant readings, while the big date display in an aperture at 12 o’clock affords a truly elegant touch of originality. This understated watch demonstrating meticulous attention to details also features a power-reserve indicator at 6 o’clock, enabling its owner to be safe in the knowledge that it is sufficiently wound to maintain flawless operation. To sum up this little marvel, the Clifton Big Date and Power Reserve reflects the expertise and watchmaking skill of Baume & Mercier and offers, through its accessibility, a remarkable way of acknowledging a key moment in a man’s life.

A classic and timeless design is complemented by a 43 mm diameter polished & satin-finished stainless steel case, endowing this creation with every requisite element to meet the expectations of a confirmed urbanite in search of a timepiece featuring useful complications.  With its elegant, contemporary lines, the Clifton Big Date and Power Reserve bears the DNA of Baume & Mercier, drawing its inspiration from a 1950s model that belongs to the watchmaking Maison’s museum collection. It houses a Swiss mechanical self-winding caliber, beautifully made and flawlessly finished.

The oscillating weight is engraved with the Greek letter “Phi” – symbol of the Divine Proportion and the brand’s logo – visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case back. Its self-winding movement, coupled with an additional module, enables a large date display on the dial side via two discs showing the tens and the units respectively, as well as a real-time indication of barrel-spring tension.

Radiating an attractive sense of visual equilibrium and refinement, this Clifton with its 43 mm diameter polished & satin-finished stainless steel case showcases the care taken by Baume & Mercier to offer aficionados of beautiful watchmaking a timepiece that focuses on essentials. The watch is inspired by the brand’s rich watchmaking tradition and is powered by a mechanical self-winding caliber, enabling it not only to display the time on its sun satin-finished silver-colored dial, but also a big date in an aperture positioned at 12 o’clock. In addition, it provides a power-reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.

Featuring a surprising combination of aesthetically pleasing balance with the rigorous discipline epitomizing watchmaking, this model water-resistant to 50 meters is attached to the wrist by an entirely square-scale brown alligator strap, fastened with a triple folding buckle for enhanced security.

Technical details
Model: Baume & Mercier Clifton Big Date and Power Reserve 10205
Collection: Clifton
Reference: M0A10205

Movement
Automatic
Oscillating weight personalized with snailed decor & « Côtes de Genève » decor
Circular-grained bridges
Blued-steel screws
Jewels: 30
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4Hz

Functions
H/M/S, big date, power reserve indicator

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

Dial
Domed sun satin-finished silver-colored
Gilt Arabic numerals and indexes
Gilt and blued steel hands

Strap 
Square scales brown alligator
Buckle:    Triple folding buckle with security push-pieces

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