Pre-SIHH 2015: Baume & Mercier Clifton Big Date and Power Reserve
December 16, 2014
At the upcoming Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie show Baume & Mercier will present a new Clifton Big Date and Power Reserve wristwatch. The new model comes in 43 diameter stainless steel case with polished and satin-brushed finishing, a fixed steel bezel and an open caseback. It is powered by a Swiss automatic caliber that is finished with circular graining, Cotes de Geneva, blued screws and an oscillating weight that is engraved with the Greek letter “Phi” – a symbol of the Divine Proportion and the brand’s logo.
The dial is silvered with contrasting rose gold applied hour numerals/markers (except at 6 o’clock which is were the 40-hour power reserve indicator is located). The dauphine-shaped hour and minute hands are rose-gold plated, facetted and polished. The central second hand is also rose-gold plated, as is the frame of the aperture for the big date that is located at 12 ‘clock. The minute track is printed in black with 5-minute graduations marked with blue printed numerals.
The timepiece, like the rest of the Clifton line, was inspired by Baume & Mercier’s museum collection, in this case, a 1950s timepiece. The Clifton Big and Power Reserve is water-resistant to 50 meters and is paired with a brown alligator leather strap with a triple folding buckle.
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