Baume & Mercier – Clifton Perpetual Calendar
A PERPETUAL CLASSIC
Every year Baume & Mercier brings out an exclusive piece from its famous Clifton Collection. The new Clifton Perpetual Calendar is the latest in the range that has sealed the brand’s success.
The Baume brothers were fuelled by the drive to make top quality watches when they built the foundations of Baume & Mercier in 1830. Mission accomplished: the brand is renowned for its precision, reliability and expertise all soaked in its signature classic style. The Clifton collection prides itself on its vintage design influenced by 1950s watches.
In tribute to star gazing and celestial mechanics, the new Clifton Perpetual Calendar houses one of the most impressive complications in fine watchmaking. The movement in the red gold case is true to the unique features of the Gregorian calendar. By automatically taking into account variable months and leap years, this Clifton Perpetual Calendar is among the most complex as the date display doesn’t need to be corrected before March 1st 2100, a non-leap year which comes three out of four centuries. So you have time!
The calibre’s cool details include Côtes de Genève on the bridges and “perlage” on the plate with blue steel screws. The display on the new Clifton Perpetual Calendar has a captivating classic look. The shimmering silver domed dial oozes the Swiss brand’s signature sophistication with a sapphire crystal to make it easier to tell the time. The Clifton Perpetual Calendar’s timeless style runs into the black alligator strap with a red gold deployment clasp. In keeping with the Baume & Mercier philosophy of affordable watches even in the world of grandes complications, this model has been painstakingly made and is worthy of fine watchmaking.
Price: 19,500 CHF.
By Inès Aloui