SIHH 2014: Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph
by Kyle Stults on January 19, 2014
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Baume et Mercier Clifton Chronograph Silver Dial Blue Handset

This year Baume & Mercier will introduce an automatic chronograph version of its “Clifton” collection which debuted last year.  There are three color variations, all with 43mm case and see-through caseback, with day + date in an open display at 3 o’clock and ETA7750 base movement.  The Baume & Mercier Clifton collection was very well received when it was introduced last year, and rightly so; it became the fourth active collection from the brand along with the more complicated Capeland, the Classima, and the Hampton collections .   These new Clifton chronos are a logical and nicely done addition to the collection.  Nice curves, nicely proportioned dials, and nice colors.   And nice price:  they will be available from April 2014 with a price right around $4,000, give or take (final pricing TBA).   I can’t think of a reason not to like these watches!

Clifton 10123

blue hands against a sun satin-finished silver dial on a black alligator skin strap

Baume et Mercier Clifton Chronograph Model 10123 closeup

Baume et Mercier Clifton Chronograph Casebac

Clifton 10130

same as the 10123 except on steel bracelet

Baume et Mercier Clifton Chronograph Silver dial Gold Handset on Bracelet

Clifton 10129

undoubtedly the most “vintage” of the collection, with a more traditional look featuring a sun satin- finished silver dial to contrast with its golden hands and golden digits, fitted with a brown alligator skin strap with large square scales

Baume et Mercier Clifton Chronograph Silver dial Gold Handset on Brown