BAUME & MERCIER
WHO THEY ARE Formed in 1830 by Louis Victor and Pierre Joseph Celestin Baume, the company got its name from its thirdgeneration owners (1920), following an alliance with jeweller and watchmaker Paul Mercier. Its watches are Swiss-made.
CLAIM TO FAME The dodecagonal (12-sided) case of the Riviera (1973) revolutionised watch aesthetics, while the brand’s iconic Hampton, with a slightly curved case, hugged the wrist more comfortably. WHAT’S HOT The Clifton, a new entry-level range that comprises basic automatic and calendar versions, and a new Linea range with woven leather interchangeable watch straps. RETAILS AT Cortina Watch, Dickson Watch & Jewellery, Sincere Fine Watches, Swiss Watch Gallery Resorts World Sentosa