It has started: the unveiling of several new watch collections as sneak-peeks at what will be coming in January at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva. We’ve shown a few insights already, but here we are again.
This new Clifton collection from Baume & Mercier was inspired by a 1950’s vintage timepiece, and is an evolution of Baume & Mercier’s old Classima collection. The clean, crisp dial of the Clifton offers a contemporary interpretation of the classic round retro watch.
Highlights of the Clifton line include two 41mm watches that house automatic movements and feature either silver-colored or black dials with a sun satin-finish. Each offers three hands, features anti-glare coating on the sapphire crystal and is fitted with an alligator strap. The Clifton 10060 model is a manual-wind watch housing a La Joux-Perret 7381 mechanical movement that is equipped with a double barrel. It is adjusted to five positions for accuracy and precision, and is housed in an 18-karat rose gold case with domed dial. This classically alluring model is 42mm in diameter. The new Clifton line is one that really must be seen to be appreciated. It is — quite simply — elegant. It will retail from $2,700 to $6,300, and is expected to be in stores in April 2013.