Baume & Mercier – Creative Manifesto Promesse Replica For Sale

“Les Exceptionnelles” collection is the result of creative and aesthetic reflection to which Baume & Mercier has devoted itself for the second consecutive year. Weaving poetic links between watchmaking and fashion, this collection showcases the contemporaneity of the House.

Inspired by a myth

Promesse “Les Exceptionnelles” collection is a creative manifesto, affirmed this year in three new cuff bracelets inspired by the celestial constellation: Coma Berenices, or Berenice’s Hair. According to mythology, Queen Berenice II of Egypt promised to sacrifice her long hair in exchange for her husband’s safe return from war. Despite the King’s opposition, the Queen fulfilled this promise in the temple of Aphrodite. Seduced by the offering, the goddess then took the locks up to the heavens and fixed them in the sky to form the constellation. 

Now, being that it’s a mechanical watch, I could already hear the chatter of watch enthusiasts commenting about the way mechanical watches shouldn’t be subjected to constant vibration and G powers regardless of the specs. The effects of constant and brief powerful vibrations to mechanical motions continues to be debated on many forums and covered by several posts, some of them by aBlogtoWatch, but it is generally agreed upon that any strenuous physical activity is best performed together with your mechanical watch spectating from the sidelines. Wearing of mechanical watches during these types of activities could damage the self-winding mechanism along with inducing premature wear pivots and the balance wheel.As a perfect testing ground I would be riding a skillet, vibey V-twin Indian Scout Bobber, over three times, to test all these early wear concepts including the added benefit of it being shock resistant and rated to withstand 550 G, which can be more than 10 times the jolt exerted on a body during a fatal motor vehicle collision. Together with those specs, I was feeling pretty positive about the watch withstanding the vibrations.The other mechanical machine I’d be reviewing are the above Indian Scout Bobber, a newly not-yet-released model, and I’d be riding one for the upcoming few days at arguably among the most coveted, secret, two-wheeled parties in the bike community. The Bobber was a fantastic compliment to the Clifton Club watch because they both taken an edgier feel contrary to their counterparts in their various collections, which, as the weekend progressed, shown to be a very complimentary relationship with similar street maps.
Now, being that it is a mechanical watch, I could already listen to the chatter of watch fans commenting about the way mechanical watches should not be subjected to continuous vibration and G forces no matter the specs. The effects of continuous and brief powerful vibrations to mechanical motions continues to be widely debated on several forums and covered by several articles, a few of them 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 types of activities could harm the self-winding mechanism together with causing premature wear on the equilibrium wheel.As an ideal testing ground I’d be riding a skillet, vibey V-twin Indian Scout Bobber, over three days, to test these early wear theories including the extra benefit of it being shock resistant and rated to withstand 550 G, that is more than 10 times the shock exerted onto a human body through a fatal automobile collision. With all those specs, I had been feeling pretty confident about the opinion withstanding the vibrations.The other mechanical equipment I’d be reviewing would be the aforementioned Indian Scout Bobber, a recently not-yet-released model, and I would be riding one to the next few times at arguably among the most coveted, covert, two-wheeled gatherings in the motorcycle community. The Bobber was a great compliment to the Clifton Club watch because they both carried an edgier feel against their counterparts in their respective collections, and that, as the weekend progressed, shown to be a really complimentary relationship with comparable street maps.

Baume & Mercier has chosen to recount this shining story of femininity using pearls – the symbol of perfect beauty – and Ariadne’s thread. This celestial constellation is celebrated with three limited edition designs, limited to ten pieces each. At a time when a woman’s hair was emblematic of absolute femininity, separating oneself from one’s locks was seen as a symbol of self-assertion and personal emancipation. The brand celebrates this frame of mind with a creative and poetic manifesto, paying tribute to the aspirations of contemporary women: to be free and happy, above all by being themselves.

A combination of haute couture and watchmaking

For this edition, Swiss craftsmen have manufactured three styles, each limited to ten pieces. Both a jewelry piece and a watch, each of these modern and ultra-feminine accessories adorns the wrist with delicacy and taste. With exquisite craftsmanship all eyes are drawn to these multi-faceted cuffs.

The Cosmos

Synonymous with freedom and creativity, the Cosmos is the flagship model of the new trio. Directly inspired by the Coma Berenices constellation, it reveals the Promesse moon phase dial against a deeply romantic swathe of midnight blue raw silk. Embroidered with Akoya pearls and silver thread, the fabric evokes the stardust of this celestial myth.

Creative Manifesto Promesse

The Cosmos © Baume & Mercier

Insolence

With its midnight blue lambskin, accentuated with a row of natural pearls, Insolence represents glam-rock. The association of these two sensual materials brings a “Haute Couture” touch to the Promesse 30mm which features a midnight blue sunray guilloché dial. Both chic and rebellious, its presence imposes with character and insolence and symbolizes powerful women and the absence of conventions.

Earlier this season, Baume et Mercier released its Clifton Club “hero” set of sport watches at SIHH with its CEO, Alain Zimmerman, saying that they’re focusing on younger partners. If you haven’t noticed the slogan “Gentle Sportsmen,” the market with this watch is the bike polo playing, large wave catching, classic vehicle driving, alternative sports athlete that wears well tailored, slim-fitting suits to casual gatherings and club meetings. I wear a suit fairly regularly, and never once did I feel like it was great attire to ride a bicycle, push a skateboard, or catch a wave. Although, when it comes to driving a car with its top down and feeling just like James Bond, well, I would need to give them a gentlemanly nod.In my head, Baume et Mercier did not have a client demographic that was youthful, daring, or sporty, and definitely not part of the counter culture that’s cafe racers and vintage customs. I thought of them as a watch company for anniversary presents, a thank you present you buy for your parents following your initial “real” paycheck, a fashion watch to get a girlfriend or spouse, maybe a graduation present. The price point for a Baume et Mercier is around a couple million; only about the cost of a classic fixer upper. Sure, even if they had been attempting to break in the MotoGP crowd with a less expensive timepiece, it would be a no brainer, but a Wheels and Waves motorcycling event filled with kickstarts, bandanas, and antiques, sounded a little odd.
The attendee list was controlled to 300 tastemakers, influencers, top-of-craft artisans, racers, and modifiers. The 3 day event would consist of long joy rides, flat track racing, Sons of Anarchy-esque convoy expeditions, an unconventional drag race, along with a key barn where us “outlaws” could hide and reminisce about the day’s tomfoolery.Vincent Prat and Paul d’Orleans were the organizers of Wheels and Waves California and many of the motorcycle industry’s trendsetters and influencers were in attendance that afternoon including Jamie Robinson from MotoGeo, Roland Sands from RSD, as well as Steve Caballero, a world famous pro skater, just to name a couple. Brands such as Alpinestar and a slew of all-star modification garages were present as well, such as Deus ex Machina, Revival Cycles, Brat Style, and Suicide Machine Company, just to name a few.The event was tightly packed with all kinds of motorcycle “anti-racing.” Race day one was in the Santa Maria Raceway, where I’d spend my sexy day running around the dirt trail, photographing and viewing the Vintage and Super Hooligan flat track races. The sweltering sun required the race organizer to deploy the watering truck onto the dirt trail to have it nice and slippery for the races to come and boy were they sideways.Race day two had me roaring towards Santa Margarita, where I’d embark on a private landing strip for Crooked Sprints. Drones above, the finish line banner dance in the arid 105 degree weather. One by one, bicycles would trickle on the tacky hot tarmac. One hundred feet apart, a decommissioned train on what appeared to be a railroad going to nowhere turned into a shady refuge from the heat lamp above. Still, more racers arrived, essentially piloting their custom creations, awaiting when the checkered flag could drop for them.

Poetry

The three day event would include long enjoyment rides, flat track racing, Sons of Anarchy-esque convoy expeditions, an unconventional drag race, and a secret window at which us “outlaws” can hide and reminisce about the day’s tomfoolery.Vincent Prat along with Paul d’Orleans were the organizers of Wheels and Waves California and many of the motorcycle industry’s trendsetters and influencers were in attendance that day for example Jamie Robinson out of MotoGeo, Roland Sands from RSD, and even Steve Caballero, a world famous pro skater, just to mention a couple. Brands such as Alpinestar and a slew of all-star modification passengers were current as well, like Deus ex Machina, Revival Cycles, Brat Style, and Suicide Machine Company, just to name a few.The event was tightly packed with all kinds of motorcycle “anti-racing.” Hurry day one was at the Santa Maria Raceway, where I would spend my hot day running around the dirt trail, photographing and viewing the Vintage and Super Hooligan flat track races. The sweltering sun took the race to set up the watering truck on the dirt track to have it nice and slippery to the races to come and boy were they sideways.Race day two had me roaring towards Santa Margarita, where I would embark on a private landing strip for Crooked Sprints. Drones over, the finish line banner dance in the arid 105 degree weather. One by one, bicycles would trickle onto the tacky hot tarmac. One hundred feet apart, a decommissioned train on what appeared to be a railroad going to nowhere, turned into a shady refuge from the heat lamp over. Still, more racers arrived, proudly piloting their custom creations, awaiting when the checkered flag could drop for them.

A 1920s spirit infuses Petite Promesse. Its chainmail fringed with Akoya pearls is like a miniature Milky Way, the fine craftsmanship highlighting its delicate format. Mounted on a white lambskin bracelet with Akoya pearls, the case is entirely set with diamonds, offering a refined touch to this poetic cuff with a very “couture” feel. An ultra feminine and fashion creation.

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