W&W2021 - CLASSIMA NOVELTIES
Classima signature trends in 2021
Classima: perennially modern
Classima is a classic round timepiece with perfectly balanced proportions, and it is a delight to wear. Baume & Mercier brings a touch of modernity to this highly acclaimed collection with a wide array of materials, from the most traditional to the most innovative. A unique color palette provides an unexpected creative touch. There are no fewer than three new pairs of watches to brighten the year for six models in all. Each of the three looks is available in a men’s version and a women’s version, to mix-and-match according to one’s tastes.
Round yet shapely, timeless yet different, elegant yet casual!
To each his or her own Classima.
Freedom and exquisite lightness are yours. Classima: treat yourself.
The “Ultimate grey” look, the color of the year
Fashion magazines have announced that gray is THE chromatic trend for 2021. Gray is taking over wardrobes and dominating wish lists. Pantone just confirmed the movement, announcing that “Ultimate Grey” – also known as pebble gray – has been elected color of the year, sharing the spotlight with a bright yellow called “Illuminating”. Fortunately, it coordinates with a number of hues and endless materials, so that it can always be worn in a unique way!
Baume & Mercier reflects the present time with two new Classima models which reveal a sun satin-finished slate-gray dial: the radiant version of pebble gray! Aren’t each of these watches an essential way to accessorize an outfit? Each is available in two sizes: 31 mm and 42 mm, to adapt to any wrist. Each individual is free to choose.
The 31 mm Classima is driven by a self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve. Ideal for a full weekend. Its vibrations may be admired through the sapphire crystal case back. The 8.25 mm polished stainless steel case makes it a comfortable wrist adornment with detailed finishes including a cabochon-shaped crown. The sun satin-finished slate-gray dial reveals a date aperture at 3 o’clock. As an elegant finishing touch, it features rhodium-plated Roman numerals and eight diamond-set indexes, flattered by the delicate sweep of rhodium-plated leaf hands. The piece – which is, of course, Swiss Made – is presented with an integrated, interchangeable five-row steel strap featuring a triple folding clasp.
The 42 mm model also houses a self-winding movement, this time with a 38-hour power reserve. Its polished stainless steel case has a solid case back, ideal for personalized engraving. The sapphire crystal reveals a gray dial with radiant undertones emanating from the sun satin effect of the slate gray. The Roman numerals and indexes emphasize the flange surrounding the dial, lightly swept by the blue-tinted leaf hands. An aperture displays the date at 3 o’clock. This piece is mounted on an interchangeable blue canvas strap, lending it a casual style. It is easy to change the strap for any occasion to bring this model a completely different look thanks to the simple interchangeability system, which requires no tools.
Fashion lovers might even opt for a trendy color combination by selecting a colorful strap from the broad range of pantones available in calfskin.
50 shades of green Green never ceases to surprise.
From olive to pistachio to army to forest green, this spellbinding nature-inspired color continues to appear on runways and mood boards. This year, the most beautiful dark shades adorn coats, dresses, and accessories such as watches! Baume & Mercier revisits the many nuances of green by unveiling two new Classima models with radiant dials.
The 31 mm Classima in polished stainless steel is equipped with a solid case back to protect the quartz movement, which is more durable than most. A cabochon-shaped crown elegantly adorns the perfectly balanced proportions of the case. Its pastel green dial with a subtle sun satin effect features a date aperture at 3 o’clock. The rhodium-plated Roman numerals are enhanced by the graceful sweep of the rhodium-plated leaf hands. The piece is presented with an integrated, interchangeable five-row steel strap featuring a triple folding clasp.
The 42 mm version is equipped with a long-lasting quartz movement. The piece has character. Its 6.1 mm case in stainless steel is equipped with a solid case back for daily comfort and convenience. The sapphire crystal reveals a luminous deep green dial with a sun satin finish. The rhodium-plated Roman numerals and indexes provide brightness and simplicity, emphasized by rhodium-plated leaf hands. An aperture displays the date at 3 o’clock. As a final trendy touch, the piece is mounted on a brownish gray nubuck calfskin strap with tone-on-tone overstitching. However, the strap may easily be changed on a whim thanks to the straight spring-bar interchangeable system. The craftsmanship of the dial, with a sun satin finish, bring these two unique pieces an infinite number of subtle, radiant nuances, from light green to forest green. Everyone is free to choose. The Classima plays on every shade of green.
Back to basics: Pink gold and black alligator
For watch enthusiasts seeking a beautiful timepiece that is easy to wear, Classima reveals two watches that mingle watchmaking codes with refined materials. It is all a question of balance and proportion, for a look that remains resolutely contemporary: here are two self-winding models sure to win over today’s connoisseurs. Signature Classima pieces.
In its 31 mm version, the round 18K pink gold case features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that reveals a delicate white mother-of-pearl dial emphasized by a graceful iridescent minute track. Gold-tone leaf hands lightly sweep along it, pointing to each gold-tone Roman numeral and index in turn. A date aperture appears at 3 o’clock, to the left of the cabochon-shaped crown, for a more feminine touch. The result is elegant and streamlined. Turning the piece over, the open case back – in sapphire and titanium – reveals a self-winding movement that beats to the pace of the hours, minutes and seconds. In a classic approach filled with character, the watch is presented on a black alligator strap with square scales, tone-on-tone overstitching, and a pin buckle. Its interchangeability system makes it possible to adapt any other style of strap to this precious watch case in order to bring the piece a totally different look suitable for the occasion.
The 42mm model also houses a self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve. Its 18K pink gold case has an open back in sapphire and titanium to show off the movement. Its opaline silver dial has a luminous hue that reveals gold-tone Roman numerals and indexes emphasized by coordinated gold-tone leaf hands. A delicate minute track runs all the way around, emphasizing the surround with a modern, streamlined approach. An aperture at 3 o’clock shows the date. For a more traditional touch, this Swiss-made piece is mounted on an interchangeable black alligator leather strap with square scales and tone-on-tone overstitching, topped with a gold-tone pin buckle.
These two more watchmaking-oriented Classima models keep pace with the times, and will not disappoint pink gold lovers. A perfect “back to basics” balance, to adorn the wrist in elegance.
Poetry and watchmaking
Like the final focal point of a fashion show – often a wedding dress – Classima wraps up its new 2021 pieces with a little treasure for ladies. What could be more poetic than a reinterpretation of the prettiest complication there is, the famous moon phase? In astronomy, the term refers to the part of the moon illuminated by the sunlight as seen from the Earth.
In this piece, the moon phase appears through an elegant, unique cut-out in the dial that reveals a polished, blue lacquered rhodium-plated moon disk. The full rotation of the disk, which takes 29 days to complete, breathes life into this poetic complication. It is enhanced by a white mother-of-pearl dial adorned with a sunray guilloché transfer featuring Roman numerals and rhodium-plated indexes set with eight diamonds. The blue-painted leaf hands accentuate the date aperture at 3 o’clock.
The round case in polished steel, adorned with a cabochon-shaped crown, asserts an open case back which offers a view of the self-winding movement, equipped with a 38-hour power reserve. Its size – 34 mm – and its slimness – 10.4 mm – make it a delightful jewelry piece to wear. As a refined finishing touch, the Swiss-made timepiece is mounted on a blue alligator strap evoking the depth of the night sky. The interchangeable strap, all in square scales with tone-on-tone overstitching, fastens with a steel pin buckle.