If this doesn’t work for Baume & Mercier, nothing will. The company has worked with its parent organisation Richemont to produce its first in-house movement, encased it in a classic gents wristwatch, and slapped on a price tag of £2100.
The Calibre BM12-1975A automatic is unremarkable in its functionality, but by working with Richemont’s R&D team and its ValFleurier Manufacture, the company has produced a highly accurate, COSC certified movement thanks to its silicon hairspring and escapement. Its construction is also so precise that it only needs servicing every five years, works for five days without winding, and has an extended warranty.
The movement was unveiled at SIHH in four Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic 3-hand designs or as a COSC-certified chronometer for a slightly higher price of £2290.
All are offered with black or white dials in steel or gold-coloured 40mm cases.