Swiss luxury watch brand Baume & Mercier presents its signature complication – the Perpetual Calendar, particularly distinctive of the Clifton collection – for the first time as part of the Riviera collection.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Baume & Mercier Riviera collection, this limited edition of just 50 watches features a 40 mm diameter stainless steel case, which houses a manufacture movement considered one of the finest in watchmaking.
Its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal has an anti-glare coating on both sides, while the polished and sun-satin stainless steel bezel is fastened with four polished screws in the purest expression of the Riviera style.
The Baumatic Riviera Perpetual Calendar echoes the historical model from 1985 that featured a complete calendar indicating the dates, days, months and moon phases.
Fusing vintage and modern watchmaking traditions, the gold-toned dial spotlights a vertical satin finishing, vintage accents and sub-dials with diamond-ground line surroundings.
Its indexes are riveted and rhodium-plated. The skeletonized hour and minute hands are also rhodium-plated, and they stylishly complement the blued steel hand with a PHI counter-weight and polished and blued steel counter hands. The moon phase disk is also gold-plated and polished blue.
The new Baumatic Riviera Perpetual Calendar is equipped with a Baumatic manufacture movement with a Dubois-Dépraz module (BM13-1975 AC2) featuring a five-day power reserve.
Visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, this self-winding calibre boasts circular-grained bridges, a sand-blasted and snailed baseplate, and a gold-plated oscillating weight that perfectly coordinates with the color of the dial, adorned with “Côtes de Genève” and snailed decorations, as well as the unique Baume & Mercier engraving. On the steel case-back ring, each timepiece bears a special “Limited Edition” number engraving.
The Baumatic Perpetual Calendar watch comes fitted on an integrated strap with three rows of links, with the central link adorned with decorative bevelling.
This model features an exclusive and reliable interchangeable strap system which makes it possible to change styles in seconds without the need for tools.
Model: Baume & Mercier Baumatic Riviera Perpetual Calendar, Reference M0A10742
Manufacture self-winding Baumatic and Dubois-Depraz module (BM13-1975 AC2)
Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 vph)
Size: 13 ¼ ’’’ / Thickness: 5.8 mm
Power reserve: 5 days (120 hours)
Bridges with circular-grained decor
Sandblasted plate with snailed decor
Gilded open-worked oscillating weight adorned with “Côtes de Genève” and snailed decors
Specific Baume & Mercier engravings
Hour, minute and seconds
Perpetual calendar: Day, date, month, leap year indicator
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel case
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 11.8 mm
Antiglare (2 faces) scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Sun satin-finished and polished stainless steel bezel equipped with 4 polished screws
Sapphire dodecagonal case back with special engraving “Limited Edition xx/50”*
Octogonal free crown with Phi logo embossed and blue line
Water-resistance: 5 ATM (approx. 50m)
Gilded vertical sun-brushed dial and snailed counters
Riveted rhodium- plated indexes
Open-worked rhodium- plated H/M hands and blued steel seconds hand with Phi logo on the counterweight
Two-tone polished and blued steel counters hands
Polished gilded moon-phase disc with blue lacquered finish
Integrated 3-row polished and satin-finished stainless steel and bevel decor on central link
Interchangeable system that allows to change the bracelet without any need for tools
Triple folding stainless steel clasp with security push-pieces
Limited and numbered edition of 50 pieces
Suggested retail price