Baume & Mercier marks another triumphant moment with its first proprietary mechanical movement
NO STRANGER TO providing excellent value, Baume & Mercier is dedicated to creating attractively designed watches enhanced with reliable Swiss technology and at a reasonable price to boot. And the new Clifton Baumatic, which is powered by the company’s first proprietary movement, is not only a testament to that worthy objective, but also a significant achievement.
Its new Baumatic BM12-1975A automatic calibre, which is visible through the case back, was created in collaboration with ValFleurier and the Richemont R&D team. It features a silicon escapement (a first for a Richemont brand) and offers a generous five-day power reserve that’s generated by a single barrel. Other ground-breaking elements include the optimised alloy used for the barrel, an escapement with Powerscape technology and a Twinspir silicon hairspring, all of which help ensure the COSCstandard daily average deviation of -4/+6 seconds.
Visually, the Clifton Baumatic is simple, elegant and vintage-inspired, with a stainless-steel case and a porcelain-white dial. Sweeping along the discreet minute markers is a traditional threehand layout, with a date aperture at 3 o’clock.
The Clifton Baumatic is available in four classic designs or as a COSC-certified chronometer with a crosshair motif on the dial.