EVERYDAY LUXURY WATCHMAKING | Baume et Mercier Clifton Collection - Watches & Wonders 2024

EVERYDAY LUXURY WATCHMAKING | Baume et Mercier Clifton Collection - Watches & Wonders 2024



Two new timepieces dedicated to the moon’s phases join the Clifton Collection by Baume & Mercier to the delight of all those who love celestial complications. Their refined design, understated luxury, and flawless functionality perfectly illustrate the brand philosophy. The combination of Paul Mercier’s artistic creativity and William Baume’s technical expertise resonates down through the lineage of watches that stretches back nearly 200 years. This balance of style and watchmaking savoir-faire is expressed once again through the restrained elegance of these two pieces and the particularly efficient Baumatic manufacture movement that drives them. Both their aesthetic and technical qualities, so tangible on a daily basis, make the Clifton M0A10756 and Clifton M0A10758 easy, reliable watches to wear every day.

Everyday refinement in the smallest details

With a round case featuring shapely curves and perfect proportions, the Clifton watch has an allure that is both classic and contemporary, asserting an aesthetic elegance and sophisticated finishes that are only matched by the fine crafting of the movement. Every detail reveals its beauty and strength. In keeping with the characteristic understatement of Baume & Mercier, the Clifton represents the restrained luxury that suits every style and occasion through a wide range of models, from formal to casual.

The new Clifton M0A10756 and M0A10758 models that will be revealed at Watches & Wonders showcase meticulous crafting in their satin-polished stainless steel cases and bright dials, respectively in gradated blue lacquer and gradated gray lacquer. Their exquisitely subtle nuances bring life to what Baume & Mercier crafts as an object of design with its shapes and cuts – straight, curved or bevelled –, always conceived in the ideal balance of the overall structure. The indexes and hands lend themselves to graphic sculpting, an artful way to sweep along the hours, minutes and seconds. The hour, calendar, and moon-phase complications methodically align for optimal readability at a glance, heightening their aura. The polished moon-phase disk glows in coloured lacquer. This signature refinement extends to the interchangeable strap, crafted in alligator on both models: blue for the Clifton M0A10756 and black for the Clifton M0A10758.

A sapphire crystal back reveals the sophisticated finishes of the movement that drives both timepieces. Circular-grained bridges, a sand-blasted and snailed baseplate, an open-worked weight adorned with snailed and “Côtes de Genève" designs, and a unique Baume & Mercier engraving highlight the finesse of these pieces. The House watchmakers and craftsmen bring the best components and most exquisite finishes to each watch, entrusting their assembly to Swiss experts.

The reliability of the Baumatic manufacture movement

The luxury watchmaking of Baume & Mercier extends the same exactingness to the technical reliability of the calibres that equip its watches. The Baumatic manufacture movement, which the House designed at its workshops in Les Brenets, is the driving force behind the Clifton M0A10756 and M0A10758. Its remarkable mechanical qualities ensure durability, performance, and convenience. It is resistant to everyday magnetic fields of up to 1,500 Gauss. It offers a relentless precision of -4/+6 par jour and a frequency of 4Hz (28,800 vph). Moreover, it features a remarkable autonomy thanks to a five-day (120-hour) power reserve, as well as water-resistance of up to 5 ATM (approximately 50 m).

Like all Baumatic models, its components benefit from an extended warranty of six years in addition to the standard two years of international warranty for a total of eight years of coverage. To activate this warranty, simply register the piece on the Baume & Mercier website within 60 days after purchase: www.baume-et-mercier.com

Clifton Baumatic Moon phases, Date M0A10756

The hours, minutes, seconds, moon phases, and date are displayed on a lacquered blue dial in a harmoniously intense colour gradation. The slightly elongated trapezoid indexes are riveted, faceted, and rhodium-plated. The alpha-shaped hour and minute hands are faceted and rhodium-plated. The seconds and date hands are rhodium-plated. The date appears on a riveted, rhodium-plated ring that showcases it and surrounds the polished, blue-lacquered, rhodium-plated moon-phase disk.

The watch case, 39 mm in diameter and 12.2 mm thick, and crown are crafted in satin-polished stainless steel. A domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-glare coating on both sides protects the case. Fastened with four screws, the back may be engraved.

The Baumatic automatic manufacture movement is housed within this precious timepiece.

In the same elegant spirit, the strap is crafted in blue alligator with all-square scales and overstitching that appears tone-on-tone on the top and burgundy on the inside. Bar tacks appear at the buckle. The strap is interchangeable without the need for tools thanks to a very reliable spring bar system.
The interchangeable folding buckle is crafted in stainless steel with security push-pieces.

Clifton Baumatic Moon phases, Date M0A10758

The lacquered dial takes on a subtly gradated grey colour in this equally bright version. The time, calendar, and moon-phase displays resonate in alternating colours, lines and depths. The riveted, faceted, gold-tone indexes are slightly elongated and trapezoid-shaped. The alpha-shaped hour and minute hands are faceted and gold-plated. The seconds and date hands are gold-plated. The date is indicated on a gold-tone ring at the centre of the polished, black-lacquered, gold-plated moon-phase disk, which makes its rounds against a starry sky background.

This poetic complication is framed by a 39 mm round case with a thickness of 12.2 mm crafted, like the crown, in satin-polished stainless steel. A domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-glare coating on both sides protects the case. The case back, fastened with four screws, may be engraved.

The Baumatic automatic manufacture movement drives this exquisite timepiece.

As an elegant touch, the watch is mounted on a black alligator strap with all-square scales featuring tone-on-tone stitching on the top and blue stitching on the inside, with bar tacks at the buckle. It is interchangeable without the need for tools thanks to a very robust, reliable spring bar system.
In stainless steel, the double folding buckle with security push-pieces is interchangeable.

Moon phase complications are a beloved feature of the Clifton Collection, inspiring Baume & Mercier to draw on the night sky for its radiant colour gradations and remarkably precise time-keeping. The savoir-faire, exactingness, and authenticity of the brand light the way to its unique style.



Founded in 1830 at the heart of Swiss Jura, the Baume & Mercier watch manufacture enjoys international renown. From its workshops at the heart of Swiss Jura to its headquarters based in Geneva, the Brand offers its clients the very finest timepieces. Borne by a complementary balance between an artistic approach to shape and watchmaking innovation in the service of the client, the Baume & Mercier House continues to mark the history of watchmaking by passing down the design and watchmaking expertise that is the Brand’s legacy. This savoir-faire perfectly corresponds with the spirit of cooperation between the Brand’s founders William Baume & Paul Mercier: where classicism meets creativity, tradition meets modernity, and elegance meets character... In a more contemporary way than ever. 

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