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Baume and Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar

Baume and Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar
12.12.2015
This new timeless and masculine model holds great allure for connoisseurs of fine watchmaking.

The latest model by Baume & Mercier incorporates a duo of classic watchmaking complications that lend the watch a lavish charm. The Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar exudes the philosophy of the Maison: the belief that a watch is no mere functional object, but a powerful statement of style, a memento of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and all other unforgettable milestones in life. As a means of self-expression, a watch symbolizes an intimate relationship with time.

The 43mm polished/satin finish steel case, water resistant to 50m, is topped with an anti-scratch sapphire window. The sun satin-finished silvered color dial bears arabic numerals, applique indexes and rhodium-plated and blued steel hands, that are a signature feature of the Clifton collection.

Powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement – the Valjoux 7751 caliber –  the timepiece offers two highly functional complications: a complete calendar and a chronograph. The perpetual calendar takes the form of a central-hand date, complemented here by day and month displays in twin apertures at 12 o' clock, along with a day/night indicator at 9 o'clock. The moon phase disk completes one rotation every 29 and a half days (i.e. one lunar month), in the process displaying the current phase of the lunar cycle in a counter at 6 o'clock. The central second hand counts the seconds of the chronograph. Minutes and hours can be timed simultaneously via the two auxiliary counters positioned at 12 and 6 o'clock respectively, where the chronograph function is highlighted by blued-steel hands.

A sapphire crystal case back affords a glimpse into the finishes of the movement: the snail and "Côtes de Genève" decoration on the oscillating mass, the perlagefinishings on the bridges and plates, and the blued screws.

Designed with absolute comfort in mind, the strap attaches securely to the wrist by means of an adjustable triple folding clasp.

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