Today, Baume & Mercier introduces a new line of novelties to join its Clifton Baumatic collection. The update to the line includes three timepieces, including a time-and-date model, a day-date, and a perpetual calendar, each working to merge the expertise of the brand’s watchmaking and design work.
Creating cohesion between the pieces, like in previous Clifton models, is an emphasis on round, refined, and simple case designs as well as the use of Baumatic base calibers powering them. The movements are on display with three different functionalities and designs, embodying the versatility of the collection as a whole.
Clifton Baumatic Date
Leading the update to the collection is the Clifton Baumatic Date (M0A 10692), the timepiece is a formally-focused wearer with straightforward functionality that champions a refined design style. It features a 40mm polished and satin-finished steel case, with a black lacquered dial serving as the focal point of the watch, with basic time functions and a date window at 3 o’clock. The date window and numeric indices are all printed in white while the geometric hour-markers are riveted and rhodium-plated.
An exhibition caseback reveals the self-winding, chronometer-certified Baumatic BM13 1975A manufacture caliber, the mechanism offering a significant 120-hour power reserve. The new Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Date retails for $3,250.
Clifton Baumatic Day-Date/Moon Phase
Introducing some color into the new Clifton Novelties is the Clifton Baumatic Day-Date/Moon Phase (M0A 10593). The model is one that already exists in several versions, though for the first time it is adorned with a gradient blue lacquered dial.
The dial opens at 6 o’clock to reveal a starry sky through a gray-tinted sapphire crystal to display the moon phase. An aperture at 12 o’clock indicates the day while the opposite dial at 6 o’clock indicates the date. Complimenting the hue of the rhodium-plated indices is a 42mm polished and satin-finished steel case. Flipping the watch over you find an exhibition caseback, with the caliber Baumatic BM14 1975 AC2 revealed within, this automatic movement also featuring a 120-hour power reserve.
The Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Day-Date/Moon Phase is available for purchase retailing for $5,000.
Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar
The final addition to the collection is the Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar (M0A 10656). The gold model is set in a 42mm polished and satin-finished 18K rose gold case. Continuing the warm tones of the case, the dial opts for more gold indices and hands against a gradient gray lacquered dial. The display otherwise features three subdials, one at 12 o’clock indicating the month, one at 3 o’clock that measures the date, and one at 9 o’clock that displays the day. At 6 o’clock there is a polished and lacquered moon disk that moves through a starry sky, similar to the display on the Day-Date/Moon Phase model.
This Clifton makes use of the caliber Baumatic BM13 1975 AC2, with the mechanism featuring a Baumatic base with a Dubois-Depraz 55102 module for its perpetual calendar functionality. Like the two previous models as part of the drop, this edition is also chronometer certified and features a 120-hour power reserve. The Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar is available by order only, retailing for $26,800.
The new Baumatic Clifton Novelties are all available on September 5, 2022, at authorized Baume & Mercier retailers and via the brand’s website.
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