SIHH 2017: Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT Power Reserve & Promesse Moon Phase

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For Pre-SIHH 2017, Baume & Mercier is whipping up our appetite with two additions into their flagship collections: the Clifton GMT Power Reserve and the Promesse Moon Phase.

The two new additions, incidentally, have a common theme – Blue. In the words of Baume & Mercier, there are akin to “lights in the blue sky”, with the one for the globetrotting gentlemen and the other for the astrology-loving ladies. The watches are on the dressier side, with the blue dial accentuating their style and elegance.

Clifton GMT Power Reserve


The Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT Power Reserve.


The Clifton is one of the flagships in Baume & Mercier’s repertoire, and the latest addition features a useful complication for travelers – the dual time indicator. The complication is brilliantly placed at the 12 o’clock position of the watch, which blends in with the blue dial seamlessly. In addition, it provides a nice symmetry together with the power reserve indicator as well


The watch comes with a sapphire crystal back that displays the movement.


Powered by the Soprod 9035, the automatic timepiece boasts a decent power reserve of around 42 hours. It also has a variety of finishing which includes circular graining, blued steel screws, and Côtes de Genève finishing.

Finally, the watch is fitted with a classy black alligator strap, with a triple folding buckle. Overall, the 43mm timepiece is dressy, and it is definitely something that a frequent-traveler might want to look at.


Promesse Moon Phase


The dainty and classy Promesse Moon Phase.


Next up, we have something more dainty – with the Promesse Moon Phase. The watch, as seen in the picture, combines beautiful aesthetics with an interesting complication. On one hand, the watch is fitted with 30 diamonds. And on the other hand the watch comes with a moon phase indicator, a complication that is rather attractive.

The 34mm watch is fitted with a blue lacquered dial, and it is powered by a Ronda quartz movement. It is paired with a complementary blue alligator strap, which adds a nice touch to the timepiece.

For more information on the timepieces, please check out Baume & Mercier’s website here. Price not available yet at publishing time.


Technical Specifications




MOVEMENT: Automatic (Soprod 9035), Oscillating weight personalized with snailed & “Côtes de Genève” decors, Circular-grained bridges & plate, Blued steel screws, 28 jewels, 42 hour power reserve, 28’800 vph
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds, dual time, power reserve indicator, date
CASE: Round, Diameter: 43 mm, Polished & satin-finished steel, Domed antiglare scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, Sapphire case back secured with 4 screws
DIAL: Sun satin-finished blue, Rhodium-plated Arabic numerals and indexes, Rhodium-plated hands
STRAP: Square scales black alligator
CLASP: Adjustable triple folding clasp with security push-pieces
WATER-RESISTANCE: 5 ATM (approx. 50m)




MOVEMENT: Quartz (Ronda 708)
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, moon phase
CASE: Round, Diameter: 34 mm, Diamond-set polished steel (30 brilliant cut diamonds, 0.38 ct, Top Wesselton, VS quality), Domed antiglare scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, Full case back secured with 4 screws
DIAL: Shading lacquered blue, Diamond-set indexes (4 brilliant cut diamonds, 0.02 ct, Top Wesselton, VS quality)
STRAP: Glossy blue alligator
BUCKLE: Pin buckle
WATER-RESISTANCE: 5 ATM (approx. 50m)

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