Baume & Mercier might have a reputation for crafting affordable Swiss-made watches, but that doesn’t mean it can’t throw out the occasional high-end stunner. And at SIHH 2019, the brand did just that. Introducing the Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar, which packs an off-white dial within a 42mm case of 18k red gold. Under the skin are the same self-winding mechanics that made the Clifton Baumatic line-up so remarkable in the first place. The result is a veritable fusion of timeless design and modern technology.
Visually similar to the Clifton 10306, Baume & Mercier ‘s latest hosts three calendar subdials and a moonphase function. At the heart of the watch is caliber BM13-1975AC-1 with an added perpetual calendar module. It’s a movement that carries over from last year’s models and delivers a variety of perks, namely anti-magnetism, a five-day power reserve, impeccable precision, and prime durability. See it in action through the open-worked caseback, which comes protected by crystal sapphire.
The Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar is bigger, more impressive, and more luxurious than its Baumatic brethren. That it costs more is pretty much a given, but along with the elevated price tag there comes visual majesty, a rose gold case, the perpetual calendar, and even a moonphase complication. It will be available for purchase starting in September of this year for a suggested retail price of $24,500USD.