SIHH 2011: Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph

Baume & Mercier’s Best Piece of 2011…?

Did I mention how much I love this time of year?  I love it!  So let me now give you another first look at a new piece that will be officially unveiled in Geneva next week by Baume & Mercier.  It is a real beauty. The watch is actually a re-intepretation of a historic single-pusher chronograph produced by the brand in 1948. They have maintained much of the 1948 look, giving it just the right amount of “retro” feel to it.  The blue (or gold) “Breguet-style” hands, dark brown (or black) alligator strap and sapphire-crystal display back add to the overall aesthetic.  Oh, and did I mention it is a flyback chronograph, too?  Nice.  All in all, a great watch. I far prefer this to new Classima Jumping Hour I previewed November 2010, and I suspect most watch fans will agree (but to each his own, of course!).

Side note:  Keep an eye on Perpetuelle’s Official SIHH 2011 News Feed for all the latest and greatest from each of the 19 brands showing in Geneva next week –  there’s plenty of action up already!

Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph

42mm red gold or stainless steel case, automatic mechanical movement, on a black or brown dark brown alligator strap

here’s the stainless steel case version:

Here’s a look at the beautiful backside: