Perpetuelle presents the highlights of Baume & Mercier’s 2014 collection as presented at SIHH 2014. In addition to watches featured here, Baume & Mercier also introduced a two-tone Clifton (w/ small seconds and date) and a 30mm Clifton, in several variations.
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The final piece that I am going to highlight in the 2014 Baume & Mercier lineup is the Clifton Tourbillon, a limited edition showpiece from the brand that will list at $59,000. Only 30 will be produced, in a 45.5mm rose-gold case.
Here we have the Baume & Mercier Clifton Retrograde Date, new for 2014. The watch shares the characteristic elegance of the Clifton collection, including its well proportioned dial and graceful case lines. This watch is distinguished by its retrograde date function, as well as a day of week subdial and power reserve. I think one of these indicators, however, is wholly unnecessary. Read on below for more analysis.
In 2014 Baume & Mercier is building on its Clifton collection, moving up from the mostly basic models which debuted the collection last year to complications such as a chronograph, a retrograde date and even a tourbillon (!) this year. I am a big fan of the Clifton collection for a number of reasons, most notably its combination of relatively accessible pricing and attractive design. Let’s start now with a look an updated look at the new Clifton Chronograph (my initial preview is here). In a nutshell, this is a great looking watch — I’ll break down why, below.
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