A minimalist, five-day chronometer with modern silicon technology.
Following on the footsteps of the Clifton Manual 1830 timepiece which featured a silicon balance spring, the new Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic watch explores the possibilities of the technology further. As the brand’s most advanced model to date, the state of the art wristwatch has a Twinspir balance spring as well as a silicon escape wheel and lever. A new self-winding BM12-1975A movement keeps the time with chronometer accuracy. The Baume Mercier Baumatic watch also has an impressive 120-hour, or five day power reserve.
In terms of design, Clifton Baumatic takes inspiration from vintage timepieces. The clean dial boasts “lancet” hands, with the hour markers also featuring the same elongated, sharply defined shapes. Subtle minute markers and Arabic numerals maintain the minimal look of the watch, while a small window at 3 o’clock displays the date in an elegant way. The clear case back offers a glimpse at the inner workings of the timepiece. Finally, the 40mm stainless steel case comes with a sapphire crystal covers on both the front and the back. Available in the US from September 2018, the new Clifton Baumatic silicon watch will have a price of $2,790.