Quite possibly the best prize ever – Win a Baume & Mercier Clifton and celebrate on a tropical island (COMPETITION CLOSED – WINNER ANNOUNCED SOON!)

Quite possibly the best prize ever – Win a Baume & Mercier Clifton and celebrate on a tropical island (COMPETITION CLOSED – WINNER ANNOUNCED SOON!)


The thing about a GMT watch, which allows you to take in multiple time zones at a glance, is that it immediately makes the mind wander to travel. And usually to places you’d rather be. For example: beaches, tropical breezes, and ultra luxury accommodation, all far away from the madding crowds…

It is our absolute pleasure to announce that Time+Tide, in partnership with Baume & Mercier and boutique hotel specialists Mr & Mrs Smith is giving you the chance to win all of the above – on an island.

The prize includes our favourite Baume & Mercier Clifton, the GMT, and flights for two people from any Australian capital city to Hamilton Island, Queensland where you will enjoy two nights accommodation at the exclusive ‘ultra-luxury’ qualia Resort. Yes, that would be the same qualia that was named “Best Resort in the World” in 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler. We’d be understating it if we didn’t admit that we’re already feeling sharp pangs of envy.

The watch- Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT

Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT Ref. 10112

The Clifton series was launched by Baume & Mercier in 2012 with a style that evokes the spirit of the 1950s, but in a thoroughly contemporary design. Our favourite of the collection is this 43mm Clifton GMT (ref 10112) thanks to its “balanced and beautiful” proportions. The 24-hour track ringing the dial, in rather fetching blood red, like the tip of the GMT hand, allows for easy interpretation of the second timezone, which may well come in handy, given that Australia’s southern states have just entered Daylight Savings.

Up close with the Clifton

The accommodation- qualia

qualia Great Barrier Reef Australia
How’s the serenity?

Two nights accommodation in your own pavilion in the Ultra-Luxury qualia Resort. To quote Mr & Mrs Smith, qualia is located “on the tropical Hamilton Island, in the midst of the Great Barrier Reef. qualia is one of Queensland’s most serene and beautiful escapes. Built by Australian billionaires, the idyllic resort has a definite no-expense-spared feel, and all 30 acres of immaculately landscaped grounds exude elegance.”

The photos tell the story…

qualia Great Barrier Reef Australia
Even though it’s waterproof to 50m, we recommend taking your Clifton off before diving in

How to win 

Entering the competition is easy- all you need to do is tell us in 25 words or less about a special moment in your life.

You do have to be over 18 to enter, and the included flights depart from any capital city in Australia. Check out the full terms and conditions below.

Entries close at 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday 22 October. Good luck to everyone for winning this incredible prize.

With Thanks





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1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the Terms and Conditions. Entry into this competition deems acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

2. To the extent of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any other reference to this competition, these Terms and Conditions prevail.

3. Who can enter? Entry is open to all residents of Australia except employees and immediate families of the Promoters, associated companies and agencies and participating outlets. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step parent, grandparent, step grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step brother, step sister or 1st cousin. The Promoters are Time+Tide 104/ 20-22 McKillop Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 and Mr & Mrs Smith (Asia Pacific), Level 1, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000

4. All entrants may enter as many times as they like but only one prize will be awarded per person.

5. All entrants must be over the age of 18.

How to enter

6. Enter as many times as you wish, by completing the entry forum at either the Time+Tide website or the Mr & Mrs Smith website. Entrants must tell describe in 25 words or less, “a special moment in your life”

7. Entries must include all requested contact details. Each entry must be unique and received by the Promoter prior to the competition close date and time.

When to enter

8. The competition commences on 08/10/2014 at 09:00 AEDT and closes on 22/10/2014 at 17:00 AEDT. The winners will be the best valid entries as judged by the judging panel, having regard to skill, creativity and originality, at the Promoter’s premises by 24/10/2014 at 17:00 AEDT. The Promoters may select additional entries to be used as replacements in the event that the first entrant chosen as a winner cannot satisfy these Terms and Conditions or take a prize.

9. The winners will be notified by email or phone on the 27/10/2014

10. Prizes will be sent within 8 weeks.

Prize on offer

11. Total prize value is (up to) $6,350, as at 08/10/2014. One (1) winner will receive the following prizes:

  • Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT watch, reference 10112- RRP A$3,750
  • 2 nights accommodation at Qualia in a Leeward Pavilion, including return flights from any Australian capital city for 2 adults

This prize value excludes the value of return flights, the value of which will depend on which Australian capital city the winner departs and returns from.

All prizes are subject to availability, and are non-transferable and non-refundable, with no cash alternatives. Some black-out dates may apply. Travel must be booked at least six weeks in advance and must be completed before 1 October 2015.

12. If the Promoters are unable to contact the winner to claim fulfilment of the promotional prize or if the winner is unable to attend any element of the prize, that winner will forfeit the prize in its entirety and it shall be awarded to the next runner up in the promotion. The Promoters will not be liable for a winner who cannot be contacted and therefore forfeits their prize and no correspondence will be entered into.

Further Terms and Conditions

13. The Promoters reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions if this competition cannot be run as originally planned. The Promoters may also cancel or suspend this competition if an event beyond the control of the Promoters corrupts or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition. The Promoters will disqualify any individual who has tampered with the entry process or any other aspect of this competition.

14. The Promoters and their associated agencies and companies will not be liable or responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, technical problems of the phone or of any phone network, or any misadventure, accident, injury, loss (including but not limited to consequential loss) or claim that may occur; whilst undertaking any travel won on or connected with their entry; in the participation in any prize; as a consequence of late, lost or misdirected mail, email SMS or phone call; due to the broadcast of any program relating to the competition or the publication of any material, including any statements made by any compere, staff member, journalist, other entrants or any other person; any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer software or phone; or any combination thereof, related to or resulting from participation or sending or receiving of any communication or of any materials in this competition.

15. All entrants must submit ONLY their own original answers, designs and works. Any such answers, designs or works cannot be previously published in any forum worldwide. All entries become the property of the Promoters and cannot be returned. Entries that are found to have been derived from the designs of a third party will be considered invalid and, if awarded a prize, that prize must be returned to the Promoters. The winner may be required to sign a statutory declaration regarding the originality of the entry. Without limiting the generality, the Promoters reserve the right to take legal action against anyone found to have breached this term. The Promoters reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoters have reason to believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation are reserved.

16. If the prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoters reserve the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equal or greater value, subject to State Regulation. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and prize supplier’s requirements. Each prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated.

17. The Promoters highly recommend a current residential street address be provided when requested for ease of correspondence and potential prize delivery. The Promoters makes all reasonable efforts to deliver prizes to the addresses provided by competition entrants. The Promoters cannot guarantee that any prizes returned to the Promoters due to non-delivery at the provided address will be re-sent to the prize winner.

18. The Promoters reserve the right to request winners to sign a winner’s deed of release or any other relevant forms or agreements that the Promoters deems necessary, to provide proof of identity, proof of age, proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address and/or proof of entry validity (including phone bill) in order to claim a prize. Proof of identification, residency, age and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the Promoters. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

19. The Promoters reserve the right to rejudge in the event of an entrant, claiming to be a winner, being unable to satisfy these Terms and Conditions.

20. The judges’ decision in relation to any aspect of the competition is final and binding on each person who enters. Chance plays no part in determining any winner. No correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries. Prizes are subject to availability, not transferable or exchangeable and, with the exception of cash prizes, cannot be taken as cash. Prizes will be sent to the winner’s nominated address as stated in their original entry. The Promoter and their associated agencies, and companies associated with this promotion will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit.

Copyright, Statutory guarantees, Waiver and liability

21. All entries and any copyright subsisting in the entries become and remain the property of the Promoter who may publish or cause to be published any of the entries received. The Promoters and their related entities collects entrants’ personal information for the purpose of conducting and promoting this competition (including but not limited to determining and notifying winners) and, if you consent, for the purpose of sending you promotional material in relation to its product which would reasonably be expected without your permission. We do not sell personal information to other organisations. We may disclose personal information to essential service providers who provide services in connection with our products and services.

22. In participating in the prizes, the winners agree to participate and co-operate as required in all editorial activities relating to the Competition, including but not limited to being interviewed and photographed. The winners (and their companions) agree to granting the promoters a perpetual and non-exclusive licence to use such footage and photographs in all media worldwide, including online social networking sites, and the winners (and their companions) will not be entitled to any fee for such use.

23. Prize winners are advised that tax implications may arise from their prize winnings and they should seek independent financial advice prior to acceptance of that prize.

24. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limit, exclude or modify or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act or similar consumer protection laws in the State and Territories of Australia (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”). Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoters (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion.

25. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoters (including its respective officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoters) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoters; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or Entrant; or (f) use of a prize.