Are you an active and modern professional who has made sport part of your daily life ? Are you looking for a watch to accompany you around the clock : in the office, at the gym or on the golf course at lunchtime, as well as for an evening at the club house ? If your philosophy is about keeping “a healthy mind in a healthy body”, the Clifton Club is your watch.
Now, being that it is a mechanical watch, I can hear the chatter of watch enthusiasts commenting about how mechanical watches should not be subjected to constant vibration and G forces no matter the specs. The effects of constant and brief strong vibrations to mechanical motions has been debated on many forums and covered by many articles, some of these by aBlogtoWatch, but it is generally agreed upon that any strenuous physical activity is best performed with your mechanical watch spectating from the sidelines. Wearing of mechanical watches during these kinds of activities could damage the self-winding mechanism together with causing premature wear pivots and the equilibrium wheel.As an ideal testing ground I would be riding a skillet, vibey V-twin Indian Scout Bobber, more than three times, to test these early wear theories such as the added advantage of it being shock resistant and rated to withstand 550 G, that can be over 10 times the shock exerted onto a body through a fatal motor vehicle collision. Together with those specs, I had been feeling pretty positive about the watch withstanding the vibrations.The additional mechanical equipment I would be reviewing are the above Indian Scout Bobber, a newly not-yet-released version, and I’d be riding one for the upcoming few times at arguably among the most enviable, covert, two-wheeled gatherings in the bike community. The Bobber was a great compliment to the Clifton Club watch because they both carried an edgier feel against their counterparts in their various collections, which, as the weekend progressed, revealed to be a very free relationship with comparable road maps.
This refined and athletic model combines performance with precision. Its polished/satin-finished stainless steel case, featuring elaborate curves comprising an integrated bracelet and crown guard, houses a Swiss made self-winding movement whose reliability has notably been confirmed by 550G shock tests. Water-resistant to 100m, this versatile watch has no fear of diving into a pool, while its green luminescent numerals – clearly visible on the black dial – will enable you to keep check on the duration of your paragliding flight as nightfall approaches.
And for gentlemen motorbike riders, Baume & Mercier has just launched a limited dedication of the Clifton Club – at the Wheels & Waves California event – with a commemorative caseback engraving of legendary speed races.
Clifton Club 10340
Case : polished/satin-finished steel with ADLC coating, water-resistant to 100m, glareproofed sapphire crystal, solid back
Size : 42mm
Movement : mechanical selfwinding (38h power reserve)
Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock
Dial : black, opaline finish, rhodiumplated hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Bracelet : triple row design in polished/ satin-finished stainless steel, triple folding clasp