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Baume & Mercier goes for a traditional and modern mix for Watches and Wonders Baume & Mercier goes for a traditional and modern mix for Watches and Wonders

Baume & Mercier goes for a traditional and modern mix for Watches and Wonders

Tom Austin

Baume & Mercier never fails to deliver when it comes to elegant and refined watches at a respectable price point. Refining their collection for 2024, they have introduced a selection of watches that have stuck with that mantra. Blending traditional styles with contemporary touches, the brand is doing well in keeping up with the latest trends. Examples such as the dial colours of the new Classima Chronograph or the classic, French-style elegance of the all-black Hampton, both very much show that Baume & Mercier have their finger on the pulse. Also, the brand has an affinity for moon phase complications; with 16 pieces currently in their collection, they have extended it further to add two stunning mid-sized 39mm stainless steel Clifton moon phases. They’ve also given their fan-favourite Riviera more love, hitting us with 5 elevated takes on the integrated luxury sports watch.

Classima Chronograph

Baume and Mercier Classima Chronograph

  • Extending the already successful Classima range, Baume & Mercier re-introduce a chronograph to the range, in 3 sophisticated colourways – that sand-coloured dial is a sure-fire hit.
  • Not afraid of watches on the larger side, the Classima Chronograph’s stainless steel case is 42mm in diameter and 13.2mm thick, a respectable size for an automatic chronograph.
  • The watches are driven by a Swiss Valjoux 7750 automatic movement with a 48-hour power reserve running at a 4Hz frequency, including a date function.
Brand Baume & Mercier
Model Classima Chronograph
Reference Green – M0A10784
Blue – M0A10782
Sand – M0A10783
Case Dimensions 42mm (D) x 13.2mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 50m
Crystal(s) Sapphire front and back
Dial Green, blue or sand sun-satin
Strap Choices of grey or brown nubuck calfskin, or blue alligator leather, interchangeable and feature a stainless steel folding clasp
Movement Valjoux 7750, automatic
Power Reserve 48 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day, chronograph
Availability From April 2024
Price A$4,850

Clifton Baumatic Moon Phases

Baume and Mercier Clifton Baumatic Moon Phases

  • Baume & Mercier’s popular Clifton Moon Phases is released in 39mm in stainless steel, a perfectly proportioned case size that is suitable for a wide audience.
  • Finished with gorgeous vignette blue or grey dials, combined with either rhodium-plated or gilded dial furniture, the Clifton brings a contemporary touch to a traditional-style watch.
  • The watches are powered by the Baumatic BM14-1975 AC1 automatic movement, developed by ValFleurier. It’s beautifully decorated and boasts a 120-hour power reserve.
Brand Baume & Mercier
Model Clifton Baumatic Moon Phases
Reference Grey – M0A10758
Blue – M0A10756
Case Dimensions 39mm (D) x 12.2mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 50m
Crystal(s) Sapphire front and back
Dial Blue or black/grey dégradé
Strap Black or blue alligator leather, stainless steel folding clasp
Movement Baumatic BM14-1975 AC1, in-house, automatic
Power Reserve 120 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date, moon phase
Availability From April 2024
Price A$7,250

Hampton Black Quartz

Baume and Mercier Hampton Black Quartz

  • Small rectangular dress watches are definitely a hot topic right now, and the Baume & Mercier Hampton Black Quartz brings a fresh take on the traditional Art Deco style.
  • This minimalistic, 1920s-derived piece is brought up to date with a lug design that gives the impression that the black calfskin strap is integrated, creating a unique silhouette.
  • Driven by a quartz movement, this simple time-only piece offers 8 years of run time.
Brand Baume & Mercier
Model Hampton Black Quartz
Reference M0A10760
Case Dimensions 35mm (D) x 6.9mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 50m
Crystal(s) Domed sapphire crystal
Dial Black
Strap Black calfskin leather
Movement Quartz
Power Reserve 8 Years
Functions Hours, minutes
Availability From April 2024
Price A$2,600

Riviera Squelette

Baume and Mercier Riviera Squelette

  • A new addition to the already-extensive Riviera line, the Squelette stands on its own with its open-worked dial.
  • While the brushed stainless steel case is 42mm in diameter, which is a healthy size, it’s far from thick at 11.1mm.
  • Visible through the dial and case back, the watch is powered by an automatic Sellita movement, offering a 38-hour power reserve.
Brand Baume & Mercier
Model Riviera Squellette
Reference M0A10721
Case Dimensions 42mm (D) x 11.1mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 100m
Crystal(s) Sapphire front and back
Dial Openworked, brushed black
Strap Integrated black rubber strap, butterfly clasp
Movement Sellita AMT 2500, automatic, skeletonised
Power Reserve 38 hours
Functions Hours, minutes
Availability From April 2024
Price A$6,900

Riviera Perpetual Calendar

Baume and Mercier Riviera Calendrier Perpetuel

  • Anyone who missed out on the limited-edition, salmon-dialled Riviera Perpetual Calendar last year will be pleased to hear that it’s now entered regular production with a grey dial.
  • At 40mm in diameter and 11.8mm thick, this QP is very well-proportioned, considering the complications involved.
  • The watch is complete with a Baumatic BM13-1975 AC2 movement with a Dubois-Depraz module, offering full perpetual calendar complications and a 120-hour power reserve.
Brand Baume & Mercier
Model Riviera Perpetual Calendar
Reference M0A10786
Case Dimensions 40mm (D) x 11.8mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 50m
Crystal(s) Sapphire front and back
Dial Brushed satin grey
Strap Integrated stainless steel bracelet with triple folding clasp
Movement BM13-1975 AC2, in-house, Baumatic with Dubois-Depraz perpetual calendar module
Power Reserve 120 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, leap-year indicator, moonphase
Availability From April 2024
Price A$33,500

Riviera Acier-Titane

Baume and Mercier Riviera Acier Titane

  • The Acier-Titane uses a combination of metals and finishes to produce a unique and attractive take on the Riviera. 
  • Its 42mm case is in blue PVD-coated steel, with a grey PVD-coated titanium bezel and gold PVD feature ring, bringing together a combination of colours, textures and finishes.
  • The watch is powered by the Baumatic self-winding movement, decorated with Côtes de Genève and visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
Brand Baume & Mercier
Model Riviera Acier-Titane
Reference M0A10769
Case Dimensions 43mm (D) x 10.6mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 100m
Crystal(s) Sapphire crystal and case back
Dial Smoked blue sapphire dial with wave motif
Strap Integrated blue rubber
Movement Baumatic BM14-1975AC3, in-house, automatic
Power Reserve 120 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Availability From April 2024
Price A$4,850

Riviera Gold

Baume and Mercier Riviera Gold

  • Baume & Mercier go full gold for the Riviera for 2024, with a stunning 39mm case in 18k pink gold.
  • The gold indices and hands play well with the smoked sapphire wave-effect dial.
  • Finished with an interchangeable, integrated black alligator leather strap with an 18K pink gold pin buckle, this makes for one of the classiest Rivieras in the range.
Brand Baume & Mercier
Model Riviera Gold
Reference M0A10787
Case Dimensions 39mm (D) x 9.6mm (T)
Case Material 18k pink gold
Water Resistance 50m
Crystal(s) Sapphire crystal and case back
Dial Smoked grey sapphire dial with wave motif
Strap Integrated black alligator leather with 18k pink gold pin buckle
Movement Baumatic BM14-1975A, in-house, automatic
Power Reserve 120 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Availability From April 2024
Price A$33,500

Riviera Tideograph (Maréographe)

Baume and Mercier Riviera Maréographe

  • Baume & Mercier reveal their first Riviera complication of many due to debut in 2024, the Riviera Tideograph.
  • Also known as the Maréographe, this Riviera complication features a tide disc that can be used to track the ocean’s roughly 12-hour tide cycle.
  • A push-button at 4 o’clock makes it possible to adjust the tide disc.
  • Its Baumatic movement still maintains a 120-hour power reserve.

Read more about the Baume & Mercier Riviera Tideograph here.

Brand Baume & Mercier
Model Riviera Baumatic Tideograph (Riviera Maréographe)
Reference Number 10761
Case Dimensions 43.06mm (D) x 12.34mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 100 metres, screw-down crown
Crystal(s) Sapphire front and back
Dial Blue sunray, tide disc at 6 o’clock
Lug Width Integrated
Strap Blue rubber woven-effect strap with butterfly clasp
Movement Baumatic BM14-1975AC3, in-house, automatic
Power Reserve 120 hours (5 days)
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, tide graph
Availability Limited to 500 pieces
Price A$8,500

Riviera Diamants

Baume and Mercier Riviera Diaments

  • An elegant and sporty ladies’ watch, the Diamants is a 33mm stainless steel sports watch, combined with 44 brilliant-cut, VS quality diamonds.
  • The Diamants is powered by a quality Swiss Ronda 714Li quartz movement, keeping things simple with a 5-year battery life.
  • Its integrated bracelet design makes for a sporty and modern look, combined with the diamond bezel and wave-finish dial, completes the watch as an excellent option for all occasions.
Brand Baume & Mercier
Model Riviera Diamants
Reference M0A10765
Case Dimensions 33mm (D) x 9.5mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 50m
Crystal(s) Sapphire crystal
Dial Satin finish blue lacquered with waves motif
Bracelet Integrated stainless steel bracelet with triple folding clasp
Movement Ronda 714Li Quartz
Power Reserve 5yrs battery life, 10yrs overall autonomy
Functions Hours, minutes, date
Availability From April 2024
Price A$6,500