Baume & Mercier introduces Clifton 1830
Baume & Mercier have as of late dispatched an altogether new assortment, named Clifton, and yesterday they presented the top line model of the assortment, the new Clifton 1830. This is a lovely dress watch, with classic looks, in red gold and with a proprietary manual breeze development.
The Clifton 1830 comes in a red gold case, estimating 42 mm in diameter. The muscular case has flawless exemplary hauls and shows more delicious details, similar to the applied numerals and stick markers, the blue little seconds hand and that’s just the beginning. One thing that I especially like: it’s got a proprietary development conveying 90 hours of force reserve.
The development is, similar to the chronograph types utilized in the Capeland, solely made for Baume & Mercier by the La Joux-Perret Manufacture. The 90 hours of force, that type 7381 holds, are put away in two heart barrels. Noticeable through the straightforward case back, it shows the highlights that we as watch darlings like so a lot, similar to spans enhanced with Côtes de Genève striping, a roundabout grained main plate and blued-steel screws. The degree of completing and development doesn’t hold up with exemplary dress watches like the A. Lange & Söhne 1915 or the Observatoire by Kari Voutilainen . Be that as it may, at the cost point an exceptionally decent dress watch!
The Clifton 1830 (ref 10060) balances consummately between exemplary design, inspired by the most amazing aspect Baume & Mercier’s models from the “Golden Fifties”, and present day measurements with its diameter of 42 mm. Still, the Clifton 1830 is a discreet watch that doesn’t promptly part with its pleasantly decorted manually twisted movement.
The case is produced using an ingot of 18 carat red gold. As indicated by Baume & Mercier this watch is viewed as the establishment of the Clifton collection. Like referenced before the case shows exceptionally decent details, similar to the cleaned and glossy silk completed case parts. The side of the case and carries is glossy silk completes, the bezel and upfacing parts of the case are cleaned and the internal confronting portions of the hauls are additionally silk brushed with straight strokes.
The dial is bended to coordinate the domed sapphire crystal, with a “Chevée” shape that is indistinguishable from that of the acrylic watch glasses of the past. The domed dial in silvered opaline, with a little seconds counter inset at 6 o’clock, is set with numerals and records that are exclusively applied and riveted from behind.
Baume & Mercier likewise dispatched two new programmed models in the Clifton assortment, one with a dark dial and one with a silver-hued dial. These two Clifton Automatic models have a diameter of 41 mm and a case with less refined details. These Clifton models can be viewed as the more reasonable section level of this new collection.
Clifton Automatic, showing hours, minutes, little seconds and a date at 3 o’clock comes with a silver-hued dial (ref. 10052) or dark dial (ref. 10053). Earlier Baume & Mercier previously dispatched ref. 10054 with a silver-hued dial and overlaid Arabic numerals, stick markers and hands. The dials of each of the three models shows a decent sun-beam glossy silk finish.
The case is all the more plain, less detailed, as the Clifton 1830, anyway shares similar looks and extents despite the fact that it is 1 mm more modest then its manually wound kin, estimating 41 mm in diameter. Inside ticks a development that appears as though an ETA or ETA-clone of the best completed quality, including a rotor enhanced with Côtes de Genève striping. The development has a recurrence of 28,800 beat each hour and is noticeable through a sapphire gem for the situation back.
The Clifton Automatic models come on a dark crocodile strap that is held together by a triple-collapsing security fasten. It is water impervious to 50 meters. The cost of the Clifton models will go from $2,700-$6,300 USD.
PS. a fascinating detail… check the URL of the uncommon landing page Baume & Mercier made for the Clifton collection: http://clifton.baume-et-mercier.cn/en . Indeed… it’s a spot CN web address! So despite the fact that Baume & Mercier names it’s assortments after easy street of living in the Hamptons, they center around China for customers.
This article is composed by Frank Geelen, leader supervisor for Monochrome Watches .