There are already a few weeks Baume and Mercier has released its latest addition to the Clifton collection: Clifton GMT watch; the opportunity to review this lovely model, and even the collection that has enjoyed great success in early 2013 year.
Clifton collection has been a great success since its release. The explanation probably lies in the fact that it is a standard bearer of the brand and represents its ambition for excellence, authenticity; values which all watch enthusiasts are sensitive about. Finally, this collection placed on the concept of accessible luxury.
With its 183-year history, Baume and Mercier decided to equip its watches in the Clifton collection of mechanical movements of Swiss manufacturer which provide high quality and mount them by hand in its Manufacture Brenets. The style of these beautiful watches is decidedly urban, and timeless, with a propensity to remember the New York 50s and make it alive again whole dynamics of major international cities (as opposed for example to the Hampton collection focusing more on natural and authentic moments spent with family?)
Clifton 1830 (reference 10060) presented pre-SIHH, is to be as faithful as possible recovery of the historical model that served as inspiration for the Clifton collection; So purists will see it as the spearhead of the collection. Streamlined, authentic, carrying within it the history of the brand and the values that have forged this beautiful watch in red gold is down from its 42 mm, the essence of the collection. It has a caliber of La Joux-Perret.
Clifton references 10054, 10052, 10053, 10099, 10100 are doing in 41 mm alligator strap or metal. They display the hour, minutes and seconds with a small second hand and date window.
The Clifton Red Gold (red gold declined) 10104, 10059, 10058, are available in 39 mm diameter, with satin silver or anthracite dial sun; the background is visible through the transparent back on alligator strap.
The Clifton moon phase have been designed for city dwellers, for those who want to go further in their love for stylish design. In case the 43 mm 10057 references, 10055 are driven by a claibre with a complication that displays the day, date and moon phase. Superb silver or blue sun dials.
The Clifton GMT, which have appeared more recently are dedicated to lovers of the city who often travel abroad and who would always know what time it is at home. With a box of 43 mm caliber with GMT function and a needle that displays a second time zone, this function works perfectly.
Efficient and sober, this Dual Time is certainly like her sisters, to please the greatest number along with its elegance and perfect lines, inspired again by the Baume and Mercier model of the 50s.