CLIFTON NOVELTIES - BAUMATIC
THE CLIFTON COLLECTION BY BAUME & MERCIER
THE VERSATILITY OF THE BAUMATIC MOVEMENT
Inspired by Baume & Mercier’s self-winding Baumatic manufacture movement, the Clifton Baumatic Collection has been enriched with three new timepieces. Combining watchmaking expertise, simple and elegant design, and discreet luxury, they embody beautiful and well-made watchmaking expertise; designed to serve the customer and true to Baume & Mercier’s pragmatic yet aesthetic approach since 1830.
The versatility of the BM13 and BM14 calibers is a platform for prolific expression, combining the simplest models with the most sophisticated horological complications. The new models in the Clifton Baumatic Collection are precisely three expressions of the Baumatic movement in all its magnitude. This expertise, inherited from the Swiss watchmaking tradition, is expressed in the smallest details of this beautifully finished movement. Bridges with a pearl finish, a sandblasted and snailed baseplate, an oscillating weight that is open-worked with a snailed Côtes de Genève decoration visible through a sapphire crystal case back, and a unique Baume & Mercier engraving delicately sculpt the watchmaking heart of these three pieces. It is on this demanding base that they carry the spirit of the collection: a case with a round, refined, and simple design that coordinates with everything and has an understated and contemporary elegance.
COSC-CERTIFIED CLIFTON BAUMATIC DATE
This ultimate expression of the round watch, suitable for every style or circumstance and for everyone, showcases the hours, minutes, seconds, and the date, the latter in an enlarged aperture at 3 o’clock. These functions adorn a black lacquered dial punctuated by a white focal point pattern at its center. Carefully crafted, the indexes are riveted and rhodium-plated with a slightly elongated trapezoid shape; the hands are faceted, rhodium-plated, and alpha-shaped.
Protected by a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-glare coating on both sides, the polished/satin-finished stainless steel case is 40 mm in diameter and 11.3 mm thick. The sapphire crystal case back reveals the movement’s delicate finishes and is secured by four screws.
The self-winding Baumatic BM13 manufacture caliber ensures precision, durability, and sturdiness, providing this timepiece with chronometric precision certified by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute), a 5-day power reserve (120 hours), protection against everyday magnetic fields, and water resistance to 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters).
This highly adaptable model is mounted on an interchangeable strap equipped with a highly reliable curved spring-bar system that makes it possible to replace the strap with another without using any tools. This freedom of movement comes with freedom of style: in addition to the black alligator leather strap with square scales that features gray stitching on the top and blue stitching on the inside accompanying this watch, it can also be worn with five other patinated calfskin straps.
CLIFTON BAUMATIC DAY-DATE / MOON-PHASE
Moon phases have been invited onto the original Baumatic movement. While this model already exists in several versions, it has now been adorned for the first time with a gradient blue lacquered dial that opens up at 6 o’clock to show a starry sky that unfolds through a transparent gray sapphire crystal. A polished rhodium-plated black lacquered moon disk illuminates the decor. The day appears in an aperture at 12 o’clock facing the date, which is set at 6 o’clock in perfect symmetry. Rhodium-plated riveted indexes with a slightly elongated trapezoid shape adorn the dial. The faceted alpha-shaped hands are also rhodium-plated and feature an elegant tip.
Made of polished/satin-finished stainless steel, the round case strikes a balance between a diameter of 42 mm and a thickness of 13.2 mm. The domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-glare coating on both sides ensures that the dial is easy to read. The sapphire crystal case back is secured by four screws.
The high-performance self-winding Baumatic BM14 manufacture movement provides the same advantages as the three-hand version: a 5-day power reserve (120 hours), protection against magnetic fields, and a case that is water-resistant to 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters).
Each of these new timepieces comes with an interchangeable strap. The Clifton Baumatic Day-Date/Moon-Phase model is mounted on a black alligator leather strap with square scales featuring tone-on-tone stitching on the top and blue stitching on the inside.
CLIFTON BAUMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR
Here, a large poetic complication combines with the watchmaking expertise of the Baumatic movement to bring a fascinating timepiece to life. Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, leap year, and moon phases all share a luminous dial with optimal readability. The slender riveted indexes and finesse of the hour, minute, and counter hands with their golden silhouettes contrast harmoniously with the gradient gray lacquered dial. At 6 o’clock, a polished, lacquered gilt moon disk moves through a starry sky.
This beautifully crafted timepiece is set in a round case that is 42 mm in diameter and 12.1 mm thick and made of polished/satin-finished 18K (750/1000) rose gold, as is the crown, which is also polished. The movement’s refined finishes are revealed through a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-glare coating on one side. The sapphire crystal case back is secured by six screws and features a gold oscillating weight reflective of its case.
The self-winding Baumatic BM13 manufacture movement with a Dubois-Dépraz 55102 module offers the assurance of high-quality watchmaking expertise, namely a 5-day power reserve (120 hours) and protection against magnetic fields for a case that is water-resistant to 5 ATM (approximately 50 m).
This model is mounted on an interchangeable blue alligator leather strap with square scales featuring tone-on-tone stitching on the top and red stitching on the inside.
These three Clifton Baumatic watches are a testimony to the vivaciousness of the in-house Baumatic movement, whose technically innovative approach to precision, robustness, durability, and antimagnetic resistance interacts passionately and brilliantly with the intrinsic values of the Clifton Collection to conceive of highly technical elegant watchmaking available to as many people as possible.
ONE WATCH; SEVERAL STYLES
One watch may conceal another. The alligator leather strap that comes with each of these Clifton Baumatic models can be replaced by a Patina calfskin strap available in five delicate patina colors: blue, brown, gray, green, and red. A great way to vary between a classic look and a more creative one.
Founded in 1830 at the heart of Swiss Jura, the Baume & Mercier watch manufacture enjoys international renown. From its workshops at the heart of Swiss Jura to its headquarters based in Geneva, the Brand offers its clients the very finest timepieces. Borne by a complementary balance between an artistic approach to shape and watchmaking innovation in the service of the client, the Baume & Mercier House continues to mark the history of watchmaking by passing down the design and watchmaking expertise that is the Brand’s legacy. This savoir-faire perfectly corresponds with the spirit of cooperation between the Brand’s founders William Baume & Paul Mercier: where classicism meets creativity, tradition meets modernity, and elegance meets character... In a more contemporary way than ever. In 2021, Baume & Mercier unveils new, exacting models that demonstrate the Brand’s change of direction as it sets its sights on new horizons. Today, more than ever before, Baume & Mercier is designing a collective, collaborative, responsible watchmaking approach shaped by design and creativity in order to lay the ground for cooperation and the sharing of experiences. Still in step with the times, the Brand is proud of this dynamic energy and of its attentiveness to social progress.