Watches and Wonders 2023: Baume & Mercier Riviera Azur 300m

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Riviera watch, Baume & Mercier unveils the Riviera Azur 300m, available with a smoky blue and a grey sapphire dial decorated with a wave pattern, at this year’s Watches and Wonders. Water-resistant to 30 ATM it is inspired by the first Riviera diver’s watch released in 1981. In order to calculate diving times, the 42mm stainless steel watch features a unidirectional rotating bezel in polished and sun-satin steel with luminescent indexes. A blue or black lacquered treatment marks the gradation of the first fifteen minutes.

As is typical for the Riviera, the dials are partly open-worked to allow a glimpse into its inner workings, including the date mechanism. The bold hour and minute hands are partially coated with beige or grey SuperLuminova for best readability under water and at night. They are controlled by the beautifully finished, self-winding Baumatic movement, which offers a five-day power reserve, a daily precision of -4 s / +6 s, and a magnetic resistance up to 1,500 Gauss. To demonstrate the reliability of its manufacture movements, Baume & Mercier now offers an eight-year warranty for any model equipped with a Baumatic caliber.

The Baume & Mercier Riviera Azur 300m is available on a a steel or rubber strap that can be quickly exchanged without tools thanks to the brand’s “Fast Strap” interchangeability system. The price had not yet been specified at the time of publication.

To learn more, visit Baume & Mercier, here.

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