Baume & Mercier Riviera

Created in 1973, the Baume & Mercier Riviera watch echoes the spirit of a distinguished watchmaking era. Known for its twelve-sided bezel reflecting the twelve hours displayed on its dial, this unique wristwatch has been relaunched by the Swiss watch brand.

Baume & Mercier Riviera 42mm Automatic, Reference 10621
Baume & Mercier Riviera 42mm Automatic, Reference 10621

Revived in 2021, the Riviera strikes a balance between its roots in avant-garde ‘70s design and the sport-minded classicism of today’s watches. More than any other, the Riviera collection demonstrates the expertise of Baume & Mercier in the field of unusually shaped watches. Its uncompromisingly creative approach and recreational aspirations express the essence of the iconic Swiss brand’s style, then and now.

Baume & Mercier Riviera 36mm Quartz, reference 10612
Baume & Mercier Riviera 36mm Quartz, reference 10612

The new generation Riviera watch is available in three size variations, each in steel: diameters of 36 mm, 42 mm and 43 mm. Loyal to the original, the “Swiss Made” self-winding Riviera in a 42 mm diameter revisits the fundamentals of the legendary model.

Baume & Mercier Riviera 36mm Quartz, reference 10613
Baume & Mercier Riviera 36mm Quartz, reference 10613

It has a dodecagonal – twelve-sided – bezel, true it its form; a unique decoration (blue, black or silver) that symbolizes the convergence of the mountains and the ocean; and interchangeable straps in steel or blue rubber for a “full blue” version. The shape of the original 1973 watch is still present, but it has been updated to suit the demands of the modern era.

Baume & Mercier Riviera 36mm Quartz, reference 10614
Baume & Mercier Riviera 36mm Quartz, reference 10614

In a 36 mm diameter, the Riviera addresses active, independent women with assertive personalities. As feminine as can be, it is driven by a “Swiss Made” quartz movement; its steel version is adorned with an azure blue or silver dial, while its rubber strap version features a black dial.

Baume & Mercier Riviera 36mm Automatic (reference 10615)
Baume & Mercier Riviera 36mm Automatic (reference 10615)

A self-winding version equipped with a tried-and-true “Swiss Made” movement is also available as part of this refined line; and like the entire women’s collection, it is water-resistant to 50 meters (the men’s timepieces are water-resistant to 100 meters).

Baume & Mercier Riviera 42mm Automatic, Reference 10619
Baume & Mercier Riviera 42mm Automatic, Reference 10619

Last but not least, the Riviera also docks at the marina to showcase a luxury version equipped with the in-house BAUMATIC caliber, which has been known and acclaimed for several years, particularly through its success with the Clifton collection.

Baume & Mercier BAUMATIC Riviera Automatic 42mm Reference 10617
Baume & Mercier BAUMATIC Riviera Automatic 42mm Reference 10617

The BAUMATIC movement also drives the ultimate interpretation of the Riviera by proposing –among other features – a five-day power reserve, a daily precision of -4 s / +6 s, and a magnetic resistance of 1500 Gauss, which provides solid protection against magnetic fields on an everyday basis.

Baume & Mercier BAUMATIC Riviera Automatic 42mm Reference 10617 watch movement

A technical jewel, the BAUMATIC Riviera clearly intends on addressing the expectations of future watch owners seeking excellence and irreproachable quality.

Baume & Mercier BAUMATIC Riviera Automatic 42mm Reference 10616
Baume & Mercier BAUMATIC Riviera Automatic 42mm Reference 10616

The BAUMATIC Riviera is available with a smoky blue decorated sapphire dial on a built-in steel strap, or with a smoky gray decorated sapphire dial on a supple black strap. The transparency of its opaque dials provides an opportunity to admire the moving gear trains of the BAUMATIC.

Technical details

Model: Baume & Mercier Riviera 42mm Automatic

Case
Case shape: Twelve-sided
Thickness: 10.66 mm
Material: Steel, Polished/satin-finished
Bezel: Non-rotating bezel
Anti-glare sapphire crystal glass
Case Back: sapphire crystal case back, with screw
Water resistance: 10 ATM (approx. 100 m)

Movement
Swiss Made Sellita SW200 automatic, self-winding movement
Frequency: 28’800 vph/4hz
Number of Rubies: 26
Power reserve: 38 hour

Dial
– Reference 10622: Silver-colored, Sun satin-finished
– Reference 10621: Black, Sun satin-finished
– Reference 10620: Blue, Sun satin-finished
– Reference 10619: Blue, Sun satin-finished
– Reference 10618: Green, Sun satin-finished
Roman numerals
Rhodium-plated, Dauphine hands
Date at 3H

Straps
Stainless steel bracelet or matching rubber strap

Model: Baume & Mercier BAUMATIC Riviera Automatic 42mm

Movement
Swiss Made Baumatic BM13-1975A Automatic, self-winding
Frequency: 28’800vph/4hz
Number of Rubies: 21
Power reserve: 120 hours

Case
Shape: Twelve-sided
Thickness: 10.66 mm
Material: Steel, Polished/satin-finished (10616) / Stainless steel black DLC sand-blasted (10617)
Bezel: Non-rotating bezel
Upper glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case back, with screw
Water resistance: 10 ATM (approx. 100 m)

Dial
Reference 10616: Blue, Sapphire
Reference 10617: Gray, Sapphire
Roman numerals
Rhodium-plated, Dauphine hands
Date at 3H

Strap
Reference 10616: Stainless steel bracelet
Reference 10617: Black rubber with adjustable triple folding buckle with security push-pieces, sand-blasted finish

Model: Baume & Mercier Riviera 36mm Automatic (reference 10615)

Movement
Swiss Made Automatic, self-winding
Frequency: 28’800 vph/4 hz
Power reserve: 38 hours

Case
Shape: Twelve-sided
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 9.57 mm
Material; Steel, Polished/satin-finished
Non-rotating bezel
Anti-glare sapphire crystal glass
Sapphire crystal case back, with screw

Dial
Silver-colored, Sun satin-finished dial
Roman numerals
Rhodium-plated, Dauphine hands
Date at 3H

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet

Model: Baume & Mercier Riviera 36mm Quartz (references 10611/10612/10613/10614)

Case
Shape: Twelve-sided
Diameter: 36mm
Thickness: 9.47 mm
Material: Steel, Polished/satin-finished
Non-rotating bezel
Anti-glare sapphire crystal glass
Stainless steel case back with screws
Water resistance: 5 ATM (approx. 50 m)

Movement
Swiss made Ronda 714Li quartz movement

Dial
– Reference 10611: Green, Sun satin-finished dial
– Reference 10612: Blue, Sun satin-finished
– Reference 10613: Black, Sun satin-finished
– Reference 10614: Silver-colored, Sun satin-finished
Roman numerals
Rhodium-plated, Dauphine
Date at 3H

Straps
Reference 10611: Light green rubber strap
Reference 10612: Stainless steel bracelet
Reference 10613: Black rubber strap
Reference 10614: Stainless steel bracelet

Buckle
Adjustable triple folding buckle with security push-pieces, Satin-finished finishes