The Capeland 10107 features a self-winding movement. It has a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz), 25 jewels and a power reserve of 42 hours.
Most notably, Baume & Mercier has not overlooked finishing. The movement is decorated with perlage and the open-worked oscillating mass features the brand’s PHI symbol and Côtes de Genève motif.
I remember first handling the Capeland 10107 last year whilst spending time with Alexandre Peraldi and Sara Josephine Sandemeier at the design studios in Geneva. At the time, I was not only impressed by the model, but also the exacting procurement process that Baume & Mercier employs. On several occasions I have waxed-lyrical about Baume & Mercier models and the Capeland 10107 proves to be no exception.
The brand does not pretend to be a Manufacture. The company sources high quality components, bringing them together to create stylish, impressive Swiss watches at comparatively affordable prices. Alas, one component that Baume & Mercier cannot procure more cheaply than its competition is gold and this is reflected in the price of the Capeland 10107, £13,500 (as at 11.3.2014).
The price is not excessive, especially considering the significant volume of gold used in the construction of this model, but it is more than many Baume & Mercier customers may be accustomed to spending. However, Baume & Mercier has produced a steel variant of the model, the Capeland 10106.
It shares many of the attributes of the gold version, but is priced at a very accessible £5,350, which is good value for a worldtimer watch of this quality.
- Model: Baume & Mercier Capeland 10107
- Reference: 10107
- Case: 18-carat red gold; diameter 44.00 mm; height 14.52 mm; water resistant to 5 bar (50 meters); sapphire crystal to front and caseback.
- Functions: Hours; minutes; central sweep seconds; date; worldtimer.
- Movement: self-winding movement; frequency 28,800 kph (4Hz); 35 jewels; Power reserve 42 hours.
- Strap: Brown alligator leather strap with 18-carat red gold pin buckle.
- Price: £13,500 (as at 11.3.2014)