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Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar from Baume & Mercier

connoisseur December 16, 2015 0
Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar from Baume & Mercier

Baume & Mercier presents the latest addition to the Clifton collection, a new small complication timepiece with a strikingly elegant design that features signature watchmaking functions. The Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar is a winning combination of elegant design and watchmaking expertise.

The latest model by Baume & Mercier incorporates a duo of classic watchmaking complications that lend the watch a lavish charm. The Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar exudes the philosophy of the Maison: the belief that a watch is no mere functional object, but a powerful statement of style, a memento of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and all other unforgettable milestones in life. As a means of self-expression, a watch symbolizes an intimate relationship with time.

Powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement of impeccable quality – the Valjoux 7751 caliber – this classically styled watch offers two highly functional complications: a complete calendar and a chronograph. The perpetual calendar takes the form of a central-hand date, complemented here by day and month displays in twin apertures at 12 o’ clock, along with a day/night indicator at 9 o’clock. The central second hand counts the seconds of the chronograph. Minutes and hours can be timed simultaneously via the two auxiliary counters positioned at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively, where the chronograph function is highlighted by blued-steel hands.

A sapphire crystal case back affords a glimpse into sophisticated finishes of superb quality: the snail and “Côtes de Genève” decoration on the oscillating mass, the perlage finishings on the bridges and plates, and the blued screws, all in keeping with Swiss watchmaking tradition and the high quality of finishes that has always been so vital to Baume & Mercier.

The polished/satin finish case, its contents exposed by an anti-scratch sapphire window, extends to a generous 43 mm in diameter, with the blued-steel hands that are a signature feature of the Clifton collection. The black alligator strap with square scales throughout blends seamlessly with the watch’s middle. Designed with absolute comfort in mind, the strap attaches securely to the wrist by means of an adjustable triple folding clasp. This spectacular Swiss-made timepiece was made to cater to the connoisseur. The Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar puts stunning luxury and exquisite functionality within reach, embodying the philosophy that has reigned throughout the history of Baume & Mercier.