Automotive royalty and famed Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe designer Peter Brock joined Baume & Mercier Design Director Alexandre Peraldi recently to create Baume & Mercier’s newest Shelby Cobra collection. The three Clifton Club Shelby Cobra Limited Editions, which debuted at SIHH this year, capture the Daytona’s aerodynamic shape while also conveying the spirit of the Shelby livery.
The host of E! Red Carpet, George Kotsopoulos added some glamour to his Golden Globes look with the Hampton 10028! He Tweeted, Obsessed with my @baumeetmercier watch!!!
This Baume & Mercier men’s Hampton automatic watch features a 34 x 48 mm steel case with a sun satin-finished brown & opaline black dial with riveted Arabic numerals encased in a curved sapphire crystal. It has an automatic movement with chronograph, date and small second functions; an adjustable triple folding buckle on a dark brown alligator strap. Water resistant to 50 meters. Retail value: $3,450
Here are a few more selection from our feature about global-inspired timepieces.
Baume & Mercier South Africa
The South African seaside resort of Clifton inspired the name for this collection, while dress watches from the 1950s inspire its look. First introduced in 2013, the Clifton has been a mainstay of the brand and this year includes an Automatic Big Date and Power Reserve. This 43mm polished and satin-finished stainless steel watch is powered by a self-winding movement.
President of Baume & Mercier North America, Frederick Martel considers the watchmaker a storyteller. Thus the company decided to partner with one of the most iconic American car brands, Shelby, because of its own history and unique story.
Earlier this week, Baume & Mercier spotlighted their successful partnership with vehicle manufacturer, Carroll Shelby, Inc. The watchmaker launched two new Capeland Shelby® Cobra 1963 watches at SIHH and had a party to match the theme of the timepieces.
Former Cobra driver, Allen Grant says that the car was very special (it was made of aluminum). …To have Baume and Mercier connect with Shelby is very special and to be part of this is very much an honor.
Say hello to 3 seasonal straps for Summer 2012. These genuine leather straps in Amber Sunset, Sky Dawn and Ocean Foam add versatility and innovation to every Linea-wearing woman’s style. With a chic mother-of-pearl dial, is the perfect, flexible addition to your summer wardrobe. Add a splash of color anytime!
BAUME & MERCIER SERVES AS LEAD SPONSOR OF HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012
Baume & Mercier serves as the Hamptons International Film Festivals lead sponsor for the second consecutive year. In celebration of HIFF’s 20th anniversary the luxury watch brand hosted an invitation only kick off party at the prestigious Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack, NY. It drew an impressive celebrity crowd including Alan Cumming and Trudei Styler.
Well before the Apple Watch drew eyes to the cornered case, watch designers knew of the lure of non-round cases as far back as WWI and into the Art Deco era,when many famed designs like Cartier’s Tank and Santos and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso were launched. Even round-cased king Rolex introduced a rectangular Prince model starting in 1928. American brands were especially adept at square and rectangular cases, with Hamilton, Gruen and Bulova launching many successful cornered models in the post-Deco decades. And of course the pre-TAG Swiss chronograph masters at Heuer ended the last century with the now much-admired Monaco, the first square-cased automatic chronograph.
The Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar (M0A10278) stands out as the centerpiece in the entire Clifton collection.
The real star of this watch is the Valjoux 7751 caliber, which offers two functional complications: a complete calendar and a chronograph. The perpetual calendar is displayed by the central-hand date, with day and month displays in two windows at the 12 o’clock position. The central hand counts the seconds of the chronograph. A great feature is that the minutes and hours can be timed simultaneously via the two counters positioned at 12 and 6 o’clock.
If you feel financially strained, but still scramble to buy a real Swiss watch as a relative gift or a disciple or celebrate personal or professional achievement of your own – Baume & Mercier may be the ideal watch for you. This brand is my Classima collection, its global launch this week in 2017 SIHH, aimed at young and aspiring to watch the consumer, starting at $ 990.