The Baume brothers opened their workshop in the Jura in 1830 before joining forces with Paul Mercier in 1918 to found Baume & Mercier in Geneva. The Clifton collection, famous for its retro high end replica watches based on 1950s archives, was selected to celebrate the brand’s 185th anniversary.
What’s it like? The Baume & Mercier replica Clifton 1830 model comes in a red gold 45mm case. The manual wind movement brings to life not only the time and date functions but also the power reserve which lasts approximately 192 hours (8 days). The silver white dial bears gold applied Arabic numerals and indices surrounded by a slim minute track with blue markers whose colour also features on the power reserve indicator’s hand between 8 and 9. Two gold spear-shape hour and minute hands burst from the centre whilst the seconds appear in a counter at 6 o’ clock. Price: 16,200 CHF.