Launched six years ago, the Clifton collection exudes an elegant, urban style while upholding traditional watchmaking values. This contemporary addition delivers a new vision for the assortment featuring a 40mm case and a refined white dial with a porcelain finish, making it truly of its time as well as a watch for the future. Most importantly, it is powered by a revolutionary in-house mechanical selfwinding caliber: simple, robust and accurate, it is endowed with the best watch technology available today.
With their refined, porcelain-like finish, the five new models in the Clifton Baumatic™ collection by Baume & Mercier epitomize the brand’s masculine identity. They are coming with an immaculate white or an intense black dial. The understated, easy-to-read display features slender riveted hour-markers, slim lancet hands and an oversized date aperture at 3 o’clock. Topped with a domed sapphire crystal, the minute track – in anthracite gray or white – follows the perfectly proportioned curves of the 40 mm polished/ satin-finished steel case.
Clifton Baumatic © Baume & Mercier
Water-resistant to 50 meters, the transparent case back reveals the new Baumatic™ BM12-1975A caliber, the first mechanical self-winding movement developed inhouse, in collaboration with the Richemont group. This timepiece, attaches to the wrist with an alligator strap that fastens with a pin buckle. The strap is easy to change without the need for a tool, and comes in dark blue, deep black or warm brown for the two-tone version. A five-row bracelet in polished/satin-finished steel, which fastens by means of a triple folding buckle with security push-pieces, is also available to complement this line of contemporary watches.
Originally a tiny double-digit gathering of friends and family who ride and socialize together, it’s since become an annual migration of motorcyclists and surfers to the amounts exceeding 10,000 attendees, entirely open to the public. It is a tired little wild west, Cowboys and Indians-like beach town consisting of a skate park, two bars, three cafes, plus a well-known taco store serving up delicious smoked albacore tacos. Baume and Indian both referenced the long parallel and tradition of timepieces and motorsports; equally embodying the DNA of technology progress as well as the pursuit of operation. Baume et Mercier told a catalytic narrative of watching Lee Munro race a modified Indian Scout in the Bonneville Salt Flats to commemorate his uncle’s historic record breaking run 50 years before, and the way that it solidified their needing to partner together.
If you need information on the Clifton Baumatic and especialy on the movement, the Editorial Team is inviting you to discover the article published on January 16 “The Baumatic : Baume & Mercier’s masterstroke”.