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 quietly confident in how well it avoids seeking attention. Its starched white dial is almost vividly clear with minimal text across its surface, covering the Calibre BM13-1975A, which is a chronometer certified workhorse that boasts an impressive five days of power reserve.
The 40mm stainless steel case fits nicely on most wrists, and the comfortable leather strap features a quick-change mechanism that allows it to be swapped out without tools in a matter of seconds. If you’re looking for a timepiece that makes no pretensions about what it offers, a wristwatch focused solely on the accurate and easy communication of time, you could do much worse than the Clifton Baumatic with a white dial.
The Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic ref. 10436 has an Australian RRP of $4600.
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