Baume et Mercier was founded in 1830. It is owned by the Richemont group of luxury companies. In 1912, William Baume met the watchmaker and jeweler Paul Mercier at the Geneva watch and jewelery shop in Haas. The meeting resulted in the signing of an agreement on 26 November 1918 for the establishment of Baume et Mercier in Geneva. This proved to be a very successful enterprise, and in 1921 they were awarded the coveted Poincon de Geneve, official recognition of flawless quality products. Watches dating from this period are now rare collectors pieces. Today, Baume et Mercier is recognized worldwide for its luxury timepieces that fall into four distinct collections – Linea, Classima, Capeland and Hampton.
Brushed and polished stainless steel case (41 mm in diameter, 12 mm thick), Sapphire crystal screw-in case-back, Polished Rose gold plated bezel
Champagne sun-brushed dial with ‘Baume & Mercier Geneve’ under the 12 o’clock position and ‘Automatic’ above the 6 o’clock position
Gilt Dauphine hands, Small seconds sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position, Gilt applied Arabic numerals and indices, Date window at the 3 o’clock position
Scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, Swiss automatic movement, Caliber BM 11260, Base caliber Sellita SW 260-1, Power reserve of 38 hours, Frequency: 4 Hz / 28800 Vph, 31 rubies
Water resistant to 5 ATM/50 meters/165 feet, Brushed stainless steel and polished rose gold plated bracelet, Push button deployment clasp, Fits up to an 8.5 inch wrist