Baume & Mercier Clifton Automatic Date Retrograde — SIHH 2014


Clifton Auto­matic Ret­ro­grade exhibits a cal­en­dar with power reserve indi­ca­tion and ret­ro­grade date fea­tures. Alexan­dre Peraldi who is the direc­tor of the Design Stu­dio of Baume & Mercier says,”nothing is more com­pli­cated than build­ing a sim­ple watch. “This piece of steel with a diam­e­ter of 43 mm and with a self-winding mechan­i­cal heart has been the sub­ject of a major reflec­tion. The pres­ence of sev­eral fea­tures on the dial has required a great job of visual bal­ance, designed to ensure per­fect readability”.

Fea­tur­ing a case that mim­ics the lines of a model Baume & Mercier 50’s would be a sim­ple thing to do. The watch con­tains sil­ver dial with sun­ray fin­ish­ing that allows the read­ing of the hour, minute and sec­onds thanks to the cen­tral hands. The watch is capa­ble of fea­tur­ing a func­tional sinker, the Cal­i­bre that also offers the dis­play of the day in a small counter at 9 o’clock, ret­ro­grade date at 3 o’clock and the power reserve at 6 o’clock. The office of the main­spring pro­vides approx­i­mately 40 hours of autonomy.

Baume & Mercier Clifton Automatic Date Retrograde

Clifton Auto­matic Ret­ro­grade Date MOA10149

The watch is equipped with a stain­less steel case of gen­er­ous size (43 mm). This nov­elty of SIHH 2014 is illus­tri­ous by the face as well as by the place­ment of signs in the back­ground with sil­ver sun­ray fin­ish. Based on a highly suc­cess­ful model, presents the read­ing of the infor­ma­tion in accor­dance with an aes­thetic approach that could be called “retro-futurist”. Moved by a gauge Soprod 9094, accord­ing to tra­di­tion Baume & Mercier has an oscil­lat­ing weight adorned with the Phi sym­bol dec­o­rated aa col­i­maçon (note spi­ral). It ‘brought in with a brown alli­ga­tor strap with triple-folding buckle with safety clasp. This watch is hav­ing an auto­matic fea­ture that makes it worth buy­ing and classy.



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