PRE-SIHH 2017: A new Clifton and a new Promesse, two Lights in the Blue Sky

PRE-SIHH 2017: A new Clifton and a new Promesse, two Lights in the Blue Sky

Introducing at the 2017 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Baume & Mercier expands its Clifton collection with a complication as useful as it is cosmopolitan: dual time indicator. The deep blue dial features the classic elegance of a creation fashioned out of 187 years of watchmaking and stylistic expertise.

A MECHANICAL WATCH FOR GLOBTROTTERS

The Clifton collection, a pillar of Baume & Mercier’s brand, welcomes a newcomer with useful functions and timeless grace. The ideal companion for travelers as well as a cionados of ne watchmaking, the Clifton GMT Power Reserve embodies the philosophy of high quality and affordable luxury, the Geneva-based brand since 1830. This new model aligns itself among the range of small complications offered by the Clifton collection, similar to the Chronograph Complete Calendar presented in 2016.

FUNCTIONALITY AND READABILITY

Simple and elegant, the new Clifton GMT Power Reserve catches the eye with its distinguished look, signature of uncompromising quality and modern design. Housed in a 43mm steel case with polished & satin finishes, highlighting the collection’s hallmark double bevel, its well-balanced dimensions make it easy to wear on all occasions. The deep blue dial with sun-satin finishes clearly displays the day’s requisite information: the date, the power reserve, and the GMT. Envisioned for frequent travelers, this last complication makes it possible to display two different time zones.

Triangle-shaped hands and a slender small second indicate Arabic numerals and polished, rhodium-plated indexes, enhanced by extremely precise motion work for awless readability and further perfected by the domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The second date display at 12h, the power reserve indicator at 6h, and the date display at 3h on a white background complete this original, contemporary, and ideally balanced display presented in a half-moon shape. Subtle red notes and the delicate white edging around the date are some of the refined details that enrich the watch dial with a mark of modernity.

JUGGLING TIME ZONES

A reflection of life’s powerful moments and enriching travels, this watch houses a self-winding movement with a 42 hour power reserve. The 50m water-resistant sapphire crystal case back is held in place with four elegant screws and displays the watchmaking finishes of the Soprod 9035 caliber with its circular-grained finished plate and bridges, bleued steel screws and oscillating weight decorated with “Côtes de Genève”.

Dedicated to those frequent travelers who are aesthetically-minded and interested in ne watchmaking, this sophisticated timepiece is offered on a black alligator strap with square scales, with tone-on- tone stitching and a triple folding buckle with security push-pieces. Curved lugs ensure a perfect integration of the strap, making the watch extremely comfortable to wear. An unstoppable accessory for traveling the world in complete distinction.

A TOUCH OF POETRY AS THE SIHH OPENS: THE PROMESSE MOON PHASE

Inspired by enchanting femininity and astrology, the stars align with the new Promesse from Baume & Mercier.

A SMALL REVOLUTION

The new Promesse watch gives a glimpse into the mystery behind the four phases of the moon, unveiling each chapter right on the dial. This precious timepiece is a new star amongst Promesse, a collection launched in 2014, which continues to charm with its elegance and sophisticated design. With this new addition, Baume & Mercier combines the poetic complication of fine watchmaking with the aesthetic of a piece of jewelry.

CELESTIAL REVERIE

With a modern twist, the moonphase drawing perfectly suits the blue lacquered dial. The 30 diamonds, set like two crescent moons, brighten up this starry night and highlight the oval shaped bezel, perfectly fitting into the round (34mm) polished steel case. This interplay of shapes has been the trademark of Promesse since its creation. A final touch—the glossy midnight blue alligator strap, completes the chic masterpiece.

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