THE EPITOME OF FRENCH-STYLE ELEGANCE | Baume et Mercier's All Black Hampton - Watches & Wonders 2024

THE EPITOME OF FRENCH-STYLE ELEGANCE |  Baume et Mercier's All Black Hampton - Watches & Wonders 2024



A black lacquered dial against a rectangular steel case, a black cabochon on the crown inset with an agate, and a black strap. Two hands, a logo, a name, and a “Swiss Made" label. The pure elegance of watch design by Baume & Mercier. The Hampton Collection extends to include this new model, which pays tribute to the liberty of shape and movement that so strongly embodies the brand’s artistic vision, and which has inspired exceptional timepieces throughout its history since 1830. A liberty that demonstrates mastery defined by savoir-faire and technical expertise of which the essence is to bring forth creativity. A devotion to shape that is both innovative and disciplined, as beauty and time define the Baume & Mercier vision of watchmaking. Asserting French-style elegance and driven by a long-lasting quartz movement, the new Hampton M0A10760 has a beautiful future ahead of it.

Hampton, the shape watch collection par excellence

Its rectangular case has become the symbol of challenging conventional aesthetic codes. When it was launched in 1994, the Hampton Collection surprised and thrilled. Its streamlined allure, its soft curves, and its rounded horns all bring to mind an iconic model of the 1960s. This vintage Art Deco look from the 1920s once again demonstrates the choice of Baume & Mercier to continue pursuing the formal conception of its timepieces. Its avant-garde approach, imparted by Paul Mercier, is innate. Its intuition is always ahead of the curve, setting trends and establishing balanced proportions in keeping with the golden ratio, represented by the Greek letter Phi, which became the Brand’s emblem in 1964.

With the new Hampton M0A10760, the designers and watchmaking experts of the Les Brenets Manufacture have brought forth one of their most absolute examples of the Brand’s structural, graphic minimalism. In polished stainless steel, the case features harmonious dimensions: 35 x 22.2 mm for 6.9 mm of thickness. A scratch-proof domed sapphire crystal protects it. The solid case back may be custom-engraved upon request.

French-style elegance

With an elegant, understated slender silhouette adorned in essential, timeless black, the Hampton M0A10760 is a glamorous reminder of world-renowned French-style elegance and Parisian sophistication. This legendary couture piece brings with it all that French-style elegance entails: a unique natural refinement mingling quality with allure and restrained luxury with effortlessness. Its appealing cut and fine craftsmanship stand out, drawing attention to the depth of its finely worked monochrome black lacquer dial. It asserts a precise concentric ballet as its faceted rhodium-plated “glaive” hands gracefully sweep along with the hours and minutes. The polished ruthenium Phi logo appears, a seal of the Baume & Mercier pursuit of excellence. The cultivation of its steel crown draws the eye, set with a cabochon inset with a synthetic black agate. Like a protective talisman, this fine stone – principally composed of silicon dioxide – possesses incredible energetic virtues. It brings the body strength and vitality. It also fosters lymphatic circulation and fertility. It inspires inner peace and self-confidence, warding off evil and ill-intentioned individuals. The Romans used the mineral to prepare an elixir. The Greeks associated it with Gaia, their version of Mother Nature; the Celts with Dana, the goddess of abundance. In today’s world, its therapeutic virtues are recognized in lithotherapy, a practice based on the curative vibrations of stones and crystals.

A black dial, colored straps

The Hampton M0A10760 asserts an all-black look, with its black dial and integrated, edged smooth black calfskin strap. It is interchangeable without the need for tools thanks to a very reliable spring bar system. Choose from straps in bright colors to change looks on a whim, push back the lines of style, play on contrasts, and reinvent its look, always so keen on creativity.

The strap fastens with a stainless steel pin buckle.

A long-lasting quartz movement

This sophisticated stylistic pursuit is matched by the quest for performance in the Hampton M0A10760. It is driven by a premium next-generation quartz movement that offers eight years of autonomy. This heightened source of energy greatly increases the already remarkable capacities of quartz for elevated precision, resistance, and longevity. A considerable asset in daily life.

To top it all off, the watch is water-resistant to 5 ATM (approximately 50 m).

With this new version of the iconic Hampton, Baume & Mercier presents one of its purest, most designer timepieces. The aesthetic strength that emanates from its refinement and minimalism pays an eloquent tribute to the art of watchmaking.


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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