Baume & Mercier Three new Classima models for men
Available on a matte alligator strap or on a steel bracelet, these men's timepieces are graced with a deep blue dial enhanced with a "grain d'orge" decor and feature small complications.
Combining the authenticity of Baume & Mercier watchmaking expertise with a timeless design, the Classima collection offers men's and women's timepieces with classic, discreet elegance. This year, the brand adds three new men's models to its collection : a complete calendar, a dual time display and a small seconds.
In the watchmaking world, they are called "small complications": convenient for everyday life, easy to use, and suitable in all circumstances. Each model features a luminous deep blue dial – a widely popular shade among watch designers – that is enhanced with a "grain d'orge" decor.
The self-winding mechanical calibre can be seen through the sapphire case back of the 42 mm steel case. The oscillating weight is adorned with Côtes de Genève, snailed decors and Baume & Mercier characteristic Phi logo. Each model is available on a matte alligator strap with wide square scales or on a steel bracelet for a more distinctive, sport-inspired character.
Classima Chronograph Complete Calendar
In this model, Baume & Mercier chose to combine two useful features: the chronograph and the complete calendar. In addition to displaying the chronograph functions and hours, minutes and small seconds at 9 o'clock, the watch features a calendar and a 24-hour indicator, making a clear distinction between day and night, on a single dial. In keeping with tradition, the days and months are displayed in apertures at 12 o'clock. The date is indicated on the perimeter of the dial by an additional central hand and the moon phases (29.5 days) are displayed at 6 o'clock.
Classima Chronograph Complete Calendar © Baume & Mercier
Classima Dual Time
Thanks to the type of information displayed on this dial, this watch may be considered as a watch-instrument. While the day's date is displayed in an aperture traditionally located at 3 o'clock, this Classima goes one step further by proposing a dual time complication. In other words, an additional central hand indicates a second time zone. While the local time – hours, minutes and seconds – is shown on the three classical central hands, the second time zone may be read upon arriving at destination by checking the red hand that ticks around a round two-tone scale with 24-hour graduations. The white portion indicates the hours of the day, while the blue portion is dedicated to the hours of the night.
Classima Dual Time © Baume & Mercier
Classima Small Seconds
Watchmakers have a number of ways to display seconds on a dial. The best-known remains the sweep seconds, which consists of a central hand that moves around the dial each minute, but this essential is closely followed by the small seconds, which indicates the seconds thanks to an auxiliary dial located at 6 o'clock. Completed in this model by the display of the date in an aperture, this feature is a tasteful addition to this elegant yet understated Classima.
Classima Small Seconds © Baume & Mercier
The Baume & Mercier watchmaking Maison has always had powerful emotional and celebratory connotations, while expressing watchmaking excellence in all its creations. Since 1830, it has embodied a family history in which a passion for detail and a quest for excellence convey a firm commitment: to perpetuate its heritage while being an essential partner of memorable moments. For Baume & Mercier, time is far more than just a sequence of seconds,...Find out more >
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