Baume & Mercier watches for ladies during the 1960’s and 1970’s were eye catching, flamboyant and stylish. They showed the company’s real flair for innovative design, which is where the Swiss-based manufacturer takes their inspiration from with models from the Promesse collection. Despite design cues taken from original watches from this era, Baume & Mercier Promesse watches also deliver something modern and elegant to the wrist. The collection is defined for its line of oval shaped bezels surrounding round dials – a unique design concept in the world of watchmaking that’s for sure.
The collection caters for lovers of Swiss tradition with a number of designs powered by automatic movements. For those ladies that prefer the engine of the watch to be concealed away in a smooth robust stainless steel casing – there are also a number of watches governed by a Swiss-made quartz movement. There is however, no mistaking that the Baume & Mercier Promesse is a women’s watch. The soft curvature of the watch’s frame combined with the slightly bowed links on the bracelet are a pure delight to admire. Some of the designs from the Baume & Mercier Promesse collection are crafted entirely from stainless steel cases, others showcase the true beauty of entwining precious metal finishes in amongst the steel links of their bracelets, with bi-colour designs that add a glimmer of colour and lustre to the wrist.
Whilst the integrated link bracelet of a Promesse watch is undeniably a comfortable characteristic, these watches also look in proportion to the lady’s wrist. The diameter of the cases vary from 30mm to 34mm and offer a choice in silver dials or mother of pearls dials as well as a delicate “drape” guilloche effect pattern to the surface of each dial. Whether the surface of a Baume & Mercier Promesse dial is set with glistening diamonds, or whether it is framed by a smooth stainless steel bezel – the lady is always sure to look her best with one of these fashionable timekeepers dressed to the wrist. The collection is also home to some unusual design elements, like an eye-catching mother of pearl adorned bezel which doubles up as a piece of jewellery by night thanks to its captivating decoration.
The 30mm Baume & Mercier Promesse watch with a mother of pearl dial from our collection here at Owen & Robinson, features an hour track represented in a mixture of baton indexes and traditional Roman numerals. The polished stainless steel oval bezel has been adorned with sparkling diamonds that reduce down in size as the decoration tapers off towards the top and bottom of the case. The smooth, rounded and beautifully polished links of the stainless steel link bracelet, secure effortlessly with a foldable clasp and security push button mechanism.