The Linea watch by Baume & Mercier is not the first lady’s timepiece to be manufactured by the globally-renowned Swiss-based company but it certainly offers a lady something unique and captivating to add to the wrist when attending some of life’s most sophisticated of events. Like all watches from Baume & Mercier – models from the Linea collection are built from solid foundations – materials that prove to be the strongest and most durable – movements that are of the highest reliability – cutting edge technology that has been handed down the company from one generation to the other. Baume & Mercier Linea watches mean business when adorned to the wrist. They keep track of time with pin point precision but also manage to elevate an outfit in seconds. Ladies with a soft spot for a touch of glamour will love the elegant sparkle of the delicate diamond dot indexes seen in some models, whilst in others - rose gold coloured Arabic numerals will immediately attract attention.
The Baume & Mercier Linea watch collection was first launched in 1987 – a collection of prestigious watches designed especially for the lady. The cases are shaped into beautiful round profiles and have been manufactured from stainless steel – often with a stunning surface polish for that ultra-luxurious feel once donned to the skin. With thick bezel designs – these models look sporty and modern. Arabic numerals are engraved onto the bezel for clarity whilst the hour indexes are represented in sleek batons if not the sparkling precious stone type. Several of the watches from the Baume & Mercier Linea collection are equipped with ultra-precise automatic movements whilst others are powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement. The former can be viewed through sapphire-backed cases which expose the performance of the movement, complete with many of the engine’s components on show – a spectacle for the technical watch-lover for sure.
The Baume & Mercier Linea watch has been designed so that the straps can be alternated between a stainless steel link bracelet and a supple, classic-looking leather strap. Gone are the days of choosing a watch purely for how the strap looks. These timepieces have looks that can be transformed in a matter of minutes with a quick change over of the strap to better suit any occasion. One of the company’s earliest lady’s timepieces was developed in the 1800’s, but Baume & Mercier’s watch manufacture has come a long way since then. The Swiss innovator has honed into the lady’s desires and needs with every collection launched throughout the years. Comfort, practical ease and convenience are of course, among some of the most important factors considered by a lady in purchasing the perfect watch. Linea watches fulfil these needs with effortlessness, since every design features a clearly readable dial, comfortable options for wearing upon the wrist and practical features like a date aperture and an ultra-reliable movement for turning up to all occasions on time.
The Baume & Mercier Linea watch with mother of pearl dial from our collection here at Owen & Robinson, presents the time on a glistening diamond hour track. A sapphire front with anti reflective and scratch resistant properties does a fine job of protecting the surface of the dial – date included. Inside a robust 50m water resistant case spanning 27mm across the wrist, lies an impeccable quartz movement for keeping perfect time, whilst a stainless steel link bracelet finishes the timepiece with a sense of professionalism and elegance.