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4 Compelling Reasons to Own a Baume & Mercier Watch

Baume & Mercier has been a staple in the luxury watch industry since 1830. Known for their craftsmanship, precision, and timeless designs, Baume & Mercier watches have become synonymous with luxury and elegance.

In this blog, we explore some compelling reasons why owning a Baume & Mercier watch is a must for luxury watch enthusiasts.

Swiss-made craftsmanship

Baume & Mercier watches are proudly Swiss made, crafted with the utmost attention to detail using the highest quality materials. Owning a Baume & Mercier watch means owning a piece of Swiss watchmaking history. The design and development of the watches are done in the Geneva headquarters, while the assembly and production are done in the Swiss Jura, in Les Brenets.

Great catalogue

Baume & Mercier offers a wide range of watches that cater to different tastes and lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for a classic dress watch, a sporty chronograph, or a functional everyday timepiece, Baume & Mercier has something to offer for everyone.

The Clifton is best if you’re looking for an elegant watch with a simple timeless design, while the Hampton is great if you’re a huge fan of the Art Deco movement. The Classima collection is for those seeking a sleek and minimalist design, while the Riviera is perfect for those who like to combine sportiness with elegance.

Affordable luxury

Baume et Mercier has built a reputation for making classical Swiss timepieces at a price point that doesn’t break the bank, which has prompted some people to ask, “Is Baume & Mercier a luxury brand?”

Despite being more affordable, Baume & Mercier is a luxury watchmaker and manufactures timepieces that offer the same level of craftsmanship, attention to detail, and timeless design that is synonymous with Swiss watchmaking.

The brand is the perfect candidate for those looking for an entry-level luxury watch. For example, the Riviera 10617 is an affordable alternative if you’re looking for a luxury steel sports watch along the lines of the Royal Oak and Nautilus, while the Hampton 10672 is a budget-friendly alternative to Jaeger LeCoultre’s Reverso.

Baumatic movement

The brand debuted its own in-house movement in 2018 at a price point that is still accessible. While most luxury watches will need to be rewound after 48 to 72 hours of use, the Baumatic has a power reserve that lasts longer at 120 hours.

It is also incredibly accurate by having a precision of -4 to +6 seconds per day, thereby earning its COSC certification. The movement also comes with anti-magnetic properties that are twenty-five times higher than the current standard.

For Baume & Mercier watches powered by the Baumatic movement, the brand recommends service maintenance every five to seven years (instead of the usual three to five years). The long service interval is a huge testament to the movement’s longevity and integrity.

Baume & Mercier is a great Swiss luxury brand with tried and tested movements and an excellent history of watchmaking. Visit our showroom in Houston today to view our exquisite collection of Baume & Mercier watches!

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