For a total of 188 years, Baume & Mercier have been gracing the wrists of stylish ladies and gentlemen with their expertly developed wristwatches. Each watch from Baume & Mercier’s ever-evolving watch collections is carried out under the principles of “etablissage” which means that every stage of the design and manufacturing process is carried out in-house. Artisan craftsmen and innovative watch designers are able to control the development of each exquisite timepiece, ensuring that every quality and function is added to a particular design before being subject to a number of extensive quality tests.
Each component of a Baume & Mercier watch is precision assembled, reflecting value and quality of the very highest standards. Thousands of sketches must first be put to paper, followed by hundreds of hours of modelling – all of which is made possible thanks to the company’s years of expertise and unprecedented know-how. Every authentic Baume & Mercier watch revolves around the principles of the Maison’s identity and their values. When brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume opened a comptoir horloger in Swiss Jura – they had a vision in mind – to produce watches of the very highest calibre that can be worn for practical uses as well as for special occasions in life. To get the balance just right, the manufacturer had to combine a selection of robust materials with luxurious finishes and of course, movements of the very highest sort.
Our Baume & Mercier watch collection here at Owen & Robinson showcases some of the company’s finest innovations. Choose from bold and masculine men’s watches to elegant and refined ladies timepieces with sparkling decoration. Baume & Mercier are also renowned for their range of classic designs. These watches offer simple three handed dials married with practical functions like a moonphase or a date aperture, allowing the gentleman to enjoy the best of both worlds – performance and style.
Amongst some of Baume & Mercier’s bestselling collections, we feature the likes of the Clifton range which embodies Swiss-making tradition. The watches are powered by Swiss-made mechanical movements which are often showcased through a sapphire-backed case. The lens which offers a clear window into the heart of the peerlessly performing movement, show’s off its elegant decoration and finely tuned components. Renowned for quality and beauty combined, the Baume & Mercier Promesse watch collection is a unique line of ladies’ watches with a number of rare design features. Some of the bezels are adorned in mother of pearl effect – a characteristic which sets this watch apart from other ladies’s wristwatches on the luxury market today. Some of the dials are set in glistening diamond dot indexes, whilst in other designs, the surrounding bezel of the dial is topped with 18ct red gold.
For something a little retro-inspired – the Clifton Club designs are tailored to appeal to sporty-loving gentlemen with a passion and interest in the motor racing world, like the Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Indian Motorcycles Burt Munro Limited Edition timepiece. The watch features a large yellow small seconds sub dial featuring an oversized number 35 - Munro’s lucky number, together with sophisticated chronographs dressed against a silver dial. The 12 and 6 o’clock sub-counters are executed in a sublime guilloche texture, whilst a date aperture is submerged into the border of the 12 hour counter.
For something down-to-earth and straight forward, the Baume & Mercier Classima watch collection is sure to impress for its range of simple timekeeping instruments, all presented in stunning colours and with an attractive yet formal layout. Perfect for the businessman and lover of traditional Swiss timepieces, the watches from this range are sure to add something refined and sophisticated to any gentleman’s collection.