The Clayton retrograde date watch is extremely creative, once again highlighting the profound achievements of Baume & Mercier in the field of small complex functions. This new masterpiece released this year combines power reserve display and retrograde date display function to show the wearer’s unique taste for exquisite mechanics, elegant style and balanced beauty in a unique way. For a long time, Baume & Mercier watches have been regarded as a testimony of an important anniversary, and has created a brand image that is closely linked to important moments in life. The Clifton retrograde date watch has also undeniably become a model for time beyond. ‘Aestheticism, only the highest quality watches’-this is the motto of Baume & Mercier since its creation in 1830, reflected in every detail of this watch, is the perfect interpretation of this maxim.
Art of balance
Alexandre Peraldi, director of Baume & Mercier Design Studio, was the first person to say something like this: ‘Nothing is more complicated than creating a simple watch.’ This 43mm stainless steel watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement. The creative process has gone through countless racks of thinking. Various functions on the dial need to find a visual balance point to obtain perfect readability, and to find the perfect balance, which is what Baume & Mercier is best at.
Every detail on the Clifton retrograde date watch and its dial has been carefully crafted, and you can fully appreciate the beauty it emits with a single glance, satisfying the wearer’s pursuit of fine watchmaking. The watch uses the convex case of the 1950s Baume & Mercier Museum series, equipped with a well-crafted automatic mechanical movement, which can be seen through the transparent sapphire crystal case back. The sun-satin-finished silver dial shows the hours and minutes, and the seconds are indicated by a central seconds hand. The movement is equipped with a functional main splint, with the small dial at 9 o’clock to display the day, and retrograde dates and power reserve indicators at 3 and 6 o’clock, respectively. Its barrel can provide up to 40 hours of running power when full.
The newly launched Clayton retrograde date watch in 2014 is an exquisite example presented by Baume & Mercier for enthusiasts of fine watchmaking. It has an outstanding appearance and is equipped with simple and practical complications. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters and features a brown alligator strap with a triple folding safety clasp.
Clifton Retrograde Date Automatic Watch, MOA10149
The Crichton retrograde date watch, made of a 43 mm stainless steel case, is memorable with its large size, outstanding details and the superb beauty of the sun-satin-finished silver dial. The design inspiration of this model is inspired by the glorious watchmaking model of the 1950s. It is equipped with a traditional self-winding mechanical movement and incorporates a retrograde date display function. The watch draws on classic elements and blends into modern style, successfully satisfying watch lovers’ desire for modern life. This finely crafted watch features a brown alligator leather strap with triple folding safety clasp, making it the perfect choice for watch enthusiasts looking for the perfect timepiece.
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