Baume & Mercier brings us a sneak peek today at one of the newest watches slated to be unveiled in January at SIHH in Geneva. The Capeland, a watch that epitomizes the brand’s seaside living philosophy of relaxed lifestyle, offers authenticity and strength of character. Inspired by an historic single push-piece chronograph, circa, 1948, the new 44mm steel Capeland features a curved caseback and “cheve’” shaped sapphire crystal reminiscent of early 19th century “galet” pocket watches.
Each emblematic Capeland watch houses a top-notch self-winding mechanical movement with the complex flyback chronograph function. The Bi-compax caliber, manufactured by La Joux Perret, is meticulously finished with blued steel screws and a circular grained finish for the plate and bridges. The open-worked oscillating weight, adorned with the” Côtes de Genève” design and snailed décor, features the Greek Phi letter as a symbol of balance and perfection. The movement is visible via a transparent sapphire caseback. This bold but sleek new piece has a definitive retro feel with its black domed dial with contrasting gilt hands, tachymeter scale, telemeter scale, classic Arabic numerals and “Breguet” type hands. What’s even better about this great watch is it will probably be priced incredibly affordable.