Since 1830 Baume & Mercier have been making watches that embody the principles of equilibrium and balance in their design. Their timepieces are classic, yet contemporary, elegant, yet robust. They are designed to accompany “the special moments in life” and appeal to the human element in their design. Time+Tide is the perfect place to explore the watches and backstory of Baume & Mercier.

A powerful demonstration of why magnetism matters, with the Baume & Mercier Baumatic

Daniel Braillard, the COO of Baume & Mercier, is itching to show me something. The pleasantries ahead of the interview are going on, but he holds in his hand a Baume & Mercier Classima and in the other his iPhone, in its case. I take the bait. What's up? Is there to be a demonstration?  He nods, and places the watch on a device that connects to an app on his phone which measures the accuracy. It is measured at…

What Sealed The Deal – James's Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph

Well, this is a bit different to a normal What Sealed The Deal … seeing as this Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph is actually my watch. I purchased it late last year after a particularly dogged haggling match that started with a seemingly innocuous Gumtree.com ad. Anyway, I'll spare you the deets of the torrid exchange of words … let's get started: When did you first see/hear about it? This particular Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph, Ref. MV045216, had been on…

VIDEO: Why the white dial Clifton Baumatic is classic cool

Sometimes, it pays to be conservative. It isn't advice that should be regularly advocated; however, when it comes to what you wear on your wrist, sometimes it is a must to have something that is at the same time classic and crisp. In the case of the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic white dial, that is exactly what you get, with a watch that tells you everything you need to know with its three hands and date window, and is…

HANDS-ON: The Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic 10436 White Dial

2019 is the year of the blue dial. Doesn't matter if it's a steel sports watch, solid gold dress watch or a one-off pièce unique – if you want your wrist flex to be as en vogue as a pair of R.M. Williams and beige chinos, a timepiece with a blue dial is the only way to go. And, as we discovered not too long ago, Baume & Mercier's attempt at this trend with the Clifton Baumatic is a particularly…

When classicism meets contemporary: The Baume & Mercier Classima

Here's a question for you: how do you modernise something as traditional as a time-only dress watch? Do you utilise new-age materials? Or maybe blow-out the proportions of the timepiece? It's a conundrum that Baume & Mercier faced with their understated range of Baume & Mercier Classima wristwatches. Their solution was to give owners the chance to physically see their mechanical watch in action, by skeletonising a portion of the dial and exposing the beating heart of its movement, the…

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