Link to the past
Baume & Mercier launches new Pocket Watch inspired by heritage
Baume & Mercier was last month inspired by its legacy pieces—among them a minute repeater Pocket Watch—to make the first Pocket Watch in the Clifton collection. A distinctive bridge built between the past and the present, the watch was unveiled at the Watches & Wonders event in Hong Kong, alongside a ladies’ quartz watch called the Jade Promesse.
In true Asian tradition, the Clifton 1830 masterpiece has come to be a priceless and symbolic memento encapsulating 185 years of the company’s watchmaking mastery. An heirloom Pocket Watch handed down the ages like a magical charm embodying Baume & Mercier’s entire heritage and bequeathing it to future generations. It is a tribute to the company’s deep desire to celebrate its history.
The new Clifton 1830 Pocket Watch symbolizes Baume & Mercier’s watchmaking expertise. It is a faithful reflection of the company’s tradition and a touchstone of exceptional quality. Harking back to 1830, the year the company was founded, the watch is being specially released for Watches & Wonders in a numbered limited series of 30. It is an exquisite timepiece that will inspire awe in masters and admirers of fine watchmaking.
An object of undeniable beauty, the hand-wound movement on the Clifton 1830 Five-minute Repeater Pocket Watch runs at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour (2.5Hz) and has a 46-hour power reserve. Exclusively developed and designed by and for Baume & Mercier on the basis of a movement with an additional Dubois Dépraz (D73) module, this stunning skeletonised calibre meets all the time-hon- ored standards of fine watchmaking: customised bridges and plates, unique end finishes, circular-graining on the plate, bridges with circular “Côtes de Genève” decor and blue steel screws.