Thursday, January 22, 2015

Baume & Mercier Classima Collection

Unveiled at SIHH 2015 luxury watch exhibition, the new Classima collection from Swiss watch brand Baume & Mercier is designed for young generation. Designed for future, these symbols of affordable luxury carry within it a sense of strength and challenges, determination and elegance, accomplishment and satisfaction.

Ready to reach new heights, available in steel or two-tone versions, the Classima Men’s version comes in a new 40 mm case size that is more stylish than ever, fitted with a sapphire crystal case back on all self-winding models. And because women also want to take control of their future with a blend of charm and elegance, the Classima range offers them new dedicated 36.5 mm-diameter mechanical self-winding or quartz models graced with a fine sunray guilloché decor.
Several exceptional references feature diamond-set dials sparkle with unmistakable femininity. Committed to marking life’ special moments, the Maison extends an invitation to have a personal message engraved on the back of the Classima watches.

The attention devoted by Baume & Mercier to this revisited collection, showcasing an attention for details and a high level of finish, together with a spirit of affordable luxury, will enable young men and women on the threshold of their up-and-coming careers to treat themselves to a watch on a par with their ambitions.

CLASSIMA MEN
Smiling at the future while remaining loyal to the Baume & Mercier: “Accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality”, the four new Classima Men’s models exude a stylish and contemporary elegance.
Destined to gratify young graduates and newly appointed executives, the Classima Men in steel or two-tone versions features a consensual new 40 mm diameter, with taut lines and a redesigned dial featuring a date aperture at 3 o’clock. The center with its line guilloché decor, matching the hours, minutes and seconds hands –blued steel or gilt – sets the final touch of visual balance to this elegant composition.
The sapphire crystal case back reveals the Swiss Made mechanical self-winding movements, as well as the oscillating weight engraved with the emblematic Greek ‘Phi’, the Baume & Mercier logo and the symbol of the ‘golden ratio’.

These watches are worn on metal bracelets seamlessly integrated with the case, or with an alligator strap secured by a triple folding buckle with security push pieces, and remain a symbol of affordability.
An intimate trophy, a discreet sign of a first personal or professional success, the new Classima Men, associated with timeless masculine dynamism, celebrates accomplishment, a value conveyed by all the collections from Baume & Mercier.

Classima Men Steel Automatic, Alligator Strap: 10214
Entirely redesigned, the iconic collection proudly displays its new 40 mm size. Driven by a mechanical self-winding movement visible through the sapphire crystal case back, this polished steel watch shows the time with hands that are in blued steel like the original model.
Equipped with a central seconds hand, it displays the date at 3 o’clock on an opaline silver-colored dial graced with Roman numerals and a redesigned version of the iconic line guilloché decor.
Proudly proclaiming the finest ambitions, this model epitomizing affordable luxury is complemented by a dark brown alligator strap with square scales, secured to the wrist by a triple folding buckle with security push pieces.
Technical details
Collection: Classima
Reference: M0A10214

Movement
Automatic (SW 200)
Oscillating weight personalized with snailed decor, « Côtes de Genève » decor and Phi symbol
Jewels: 26
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 4Hz (28'800 vph)

Functions
H/M/S, date

Case
Round
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 8.95 mm
Polished stainless steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Clipped sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistance: 5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Opaline silver-colored, line guilloché decor
Roman numerals and indexes
Blued steel hands

Strap
Dark brown alligator
Buckle: Adjustable triple folding buckle with security push pieces

Classima Men Steel Automatic, Steel Bracelet: 10215
The new Classima is a real eye-catcher with its 40 mm-diameter round case in polished steel. Its taut lines are accentuated by its silver-colored dial with a central line guilloché decor typical of the Baume & Mercier design.
Powered by a mechanical self-winding movement visible through the sapphire crystal case back, this timeless watch that makes a perfect fit on every wrist is worn on a steel bracelet seamlessly integrated with the case.
Technical details
Collection: Classima
Reference: M0A10215

Movement
Automatic (SW 200)
Oscillating weight personalized with snailed decor,« Côtes de Genève » decor and Phi symbol
Jewels: 26
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 4Hz (28'800 vph)

Functions
H/M/S, date

Case
Round
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 8.95 mm
Polished stainless steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Clipped sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistance: 5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Opaline silver-colored, line guilloché decor
Roman numerals and indexes
Blued steel hands

Bracelet
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel
Clasp: Triple folding clasp with security push pieces

Classima Men Automatic Two-Tone, Alligator Strap: 10216
This winsome Classima features a red gold-capped steel bezel. The finely crafted 40 mm-diameter model is driven by a mechanical self-winding caliber whose oscillating weight, bearing the “Phi” that is at once the Baume & Mercier brand logo and a symbol of the “golden ratio” is visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
Its opaline silver-colored dial with its line guilloché decor is graced with gilt hands, Roman numerals and indexes, reinforcing the red gold shade of the bezel. It is proudly worn on a black alligator strap with all square scales, secured to the wrist by a triple folding buckle with security push pieces.
Technical details
Collection: Classima
Reference:M0A10216

Movement
Automatic (SW 200)
Oscillating weight personalized with snailed decor, « Côtes de Genève » decor and Phi symbol
Jewels: 26
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 4Hz (28'800 vph)

Functions
H/M/S, date

Case
Round
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 8.95 mm
Polished two-tone
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Clipped sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistance:5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Opaline silver-colored, line guilloché decor
Gilt Roman numerals and indexes
Gilt hands

Strap
Black alligator
Buckle: Adjustable triple folding buckle with security push pieces


Classima Men Automatic Two-Tone, Two-Tone Bracelet: 10217
The association between steel and red gold-capped steel immediately endows this model with an extremely refined character. This timeless two-tone Classima with its 40 mm-diameter case features a silver-colored dial with line guilloché décor, while the gilt shade of the Roman numerals, indexes and hands reinforces the warm nature of this elegant timepiece.

Like the other models in this collection, this reference is driven by a Swiss Made mechanical self-winding movement of which the oscillating weight – engraved with the Greek letter “Phi”, the Baume & Mercier logo and a symbol of equilibrium – is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. This Classima is worn on a two-tone metal bracelet perfectly integrated with the case, ensuring a smoothly continuous appearance.
Technical details
Collection: Classima
Reference: M0A10217

Movement
Automatic (SW 200)
Oscillating weight personalized with snailed decor, « Côtes de Genève » decor and Phi symbol
Jewels: 26
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 4Hz (28'800 vph)

Functions
H/M/S, date

Case
Round
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 8.95 mm
Polished two-tone
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Clipped sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistance:5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Opaline silver-colored, line guilloché decor
Gilt Roman numerals and indexes
Gilt hands

Bracelet
Polished two-tone
Clasp: Triple folding clasp with security push pieces

CLASSIMA WOMEN
It is no coincidence that Baume & Mercier, right from its origins, has devoted special attention to their passion for watchmaking. Featuring an attractive 36.5 mm-diameter size, the six new Classima Women references presented in steel or two-tone versions are driven by a precise Swiss made quartz caliber or by a more traditional mechanical self-winding movement visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
A distinctive token of the Women’s collection, a fine sunray guilloché decor enhances the white or natural mother-of-pearl dials, sometimes set with 8 diamonds, or featuring a delicate moon-phase aperture shining out across the Roman numerals.
The hour is swept over by slender hands. Ideal proportions, functionality and elegance: these attributes of success are complemented with a colorful alligator strap or a metal bracelet, setting the perfect final touch of femininity.
Entirely in keeping with the Baume & Mercier principles of fine watchmaking and affordable luxury, this new Classima will appeal to elegant women buoyed up by their first personal or professional successes and looking forward to a radiant future.
Classima Women Quartz Steel, Purple Alligator Strap: 10224
An ambassadress of fine watchmaking, this new Classima is equipped with a slender steel case measuring 36.5 mm in diameter. Its white dial, associated with a sunray decor as well as Roman numerals, discreetly displays the date through a slim aperture at 3 o’clock. Driven by a Swiss Made quartz caliber, this elegant Classima is as affordable as the other models in the collection. It will set the trend with its purple alligator strap with all square scales, secured to the wrist by a pin buckle.
Technical details
Collection: Classima
Reference: M0A10224

Movement
Quartz (ETAE64.041)

Functions
H/M, date

Case
Round
Diameter: 36.5 mm
Thickness: 5.65 mm
Polished stainless steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistance:5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Mat white, sunray decor
Roman numerals

Strap
Purple alligator
Buckle: Pin buckle

Classima Women Quartz Steel, Steel Bracelet: 10225
This luminous Classima in polished steel with a 36.5 mm diameter is distinguished by its natural mother-of-pearl dial, its sunray decor and its 8 diamond-set indexes. Its Swiss Made quartz caliber enables it to display an extremely slender aesthetic and to accompany its dynamic owner in every situation.
 This watch, with its pure uncluttered design, is fitted with a steel bracelet perfectly integrated to the case and secured by a triple folding clasp with security push pieces.
Technical details
Collection: Classima
Reference: M0A10225

Movement
Quartz (ETAE64.041)

Functions
H/M, date

Case
Round
Diameter: 36.5 mm
Thickness: 5.65 mm
Polished stainless steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Mother-of-pearl, sunray decor
Roman numerals and diamond-set indexes (8 brilliant cut diamonds, 0.03ct, Top Wesselton, VS quality)

Bracelet
Polished stainless steel
Clasp: Triple folding clasp with security push pieces

Classima Women Quartz Steel, Moon Phases: 10226
The pure lines of this creative yet dainty new 36.5 mm-diameter steel model embody an original vision of feminine elegance. Its moon-phase display appears at the heart of a large aperture at 12 o’clock, set against a star-studded midnight blue background, accentuating the bluish shimmering reflections of the natural mother-of-pearl dial.
Extremely seductive and playing on symbolic allusions to femininity, this watch, on which the “night star” is magnified by the presence of 8 diamond-set indexes, lives in step with a Swiss Made quartz movement. This joyful timepiece comes with an extremely chic glossy blue alligator strap.
Technical details
Collection: Classima
Reference: M0A10226

Movement
Quartz (RONDA 788)

Functions
H/M/S, date & moon phase

Case
Round
Diameter: 36.5 mm
Thickness: 7.10 mm
Polished stainless steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistance:5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Mother-of-pearl, sunray decor
Roman numerals and diamond-set indexes (8 brilliant cut diamonds, 0.03ct, Top Wesselton, VS quality)

Strap
Glossy blue alligator
Buckle: Pin buckle

Classima Women Automatic Steel, Steel Bracelet: 10220
This pure, uncluttered Classima measuring 36.5 mm in diameter is made of steel and radiates a natural strength through its taut, contemporary lines. Powered by a mechanical self-winding caliber visible through the sapphire crystal case back, it features a white dial lit up by a central sunray guilloché decor and adorned with Roman numerals.
Its pleasing size enhanced by a slender bezel accentuates its minimalist allure and ensures easy reading of the time as well as the date appearing through an aperture at 3 o’clock. Its steel bracelet, seamlessly integrated to the case, sets the crowning touch to this unified aesthetic.
Technical details
Collection: Classima
Reference: M0A10220

Movement
Automatic (ETA 2892)
Oscillating weight personalized with snailed decor,« Côtes de Genève » decor and Phi symbol
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4Hz (28'800 vph)

Functions
H/M/S, date

Case
Round
Diameter: 36.5 mm
Thickness: 7.95 mm
Polished stainless steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Clipped sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistance:5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Mat white, sunray guilloché decor
Roman numerals

Bracelet
Polished stainless steel
Clasp: Triple folding clasp with security push pieces

Classima Women Automatic Steel, Steel Bracelet, Diamond-set Dial: 10221
By adorning the natural mother-of-pearl dial of this steel 36.5 mm-diameter model with a sunray decor and eight diamonds, Baume & Mercier reaffirm its attachment to women.
This beautifully balanced model displaying the time, as well as the date through a discreet aperture at 3 o’clock, is driven by a mechanical self-winding caliber visible through the sapphire crystal. This model comes with a steel bracelet seamlessly integrated to the case.
Technical details
Collection: Classima
Reference: M0A10221

Movement
Automatic (ETA 2892)
Oscillating weight personalized with snailed decor, « Côtes de Genève » decor and Phi symbol
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4Hz (28'800 vph)

Functions
H/M/S, date

Case
Round
Diameter: 36.5 mm
Thickness: 7.95 mm
Polished stainless steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Clipped sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistance: 5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Mother-of-pearl, sunray decor
Roman numerals and diamond-set indexes (8 brilliant cut diamonds, 0.03 ct, Top Wesselton, VS quality)

Bracelet
Polished stainless steel
Clasp: Triple folding clasp with security push pieces

Classima Women Automatic Two-Tone, Two-Tone Bracelet: 10223
The intensely chic and feminine association of steel with red gold-capped steel, both on the bezel and on the bracelet smoothly integrated to the case, reinforces the precious nature of this watch. Entirely in tune with watchmaking traditions, the new two-tone Classima in a 36.5 mm diameter features an elegant white dial with a sunray guilloché decor. Its gilt hands sweeping over Roman numerals and indexes, in the same shade, accentuate its refinement.
The mechanical self-winding caliber, featuring an oscillating weight engraved with the “Phi” emblem, a symbol of the “golden ratio” and the Baume & Mercier logo, may be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.
Technical details
Collection: Classima
Reference: M0A10223

Movement
Automatic (ETA 2892)
Oscillating weight personalized with snailed decor,« Côtes de Genève » decor and Phi symbol
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4Hz (28'800 vph)

Functions
H/M/S, date

Case
Round
Diameter: 36.5 mm
Thickness: 7.95 mm
Polished two-tone
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Clipped sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistance: 5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Mat white, sunray guilloché decor
Gilt Roman numerals and hands

Bracelet
Polished two-tone
Clasp: Triple folding clasp with security push pieces

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