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Baume & Mercier

Baume et Mercier has proven over the years that horology at its finest can demonstrated through a variety of collections imprinting on time itself!

Revered as one of the finest horology companies in the world, Baume et Mercier is the seventh oldest Swiss watchmaking brand. Founded in 1830 by brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume, the brand continues to leave an imprint on the way timepieces are evolving in terms of design, quality and importance in the industry. Baume & Mercier is committed to perpetuating the centuries-long heritage and safekeep the superior know-how passed down from generations.

Manufacturing only watches of the highest quality is the philosophy that shapes Baume et Mercier’s lifeline as one of the most renowned names in the industry. The core values of the brand – excellence, authenticity, open-mindedness and generosity – are relayed carefully and with great dexterity in every creation that proves some traditions are meant to last. As the years progressed the company started to employ a mixture of modernity and tradition, of authenticity and creativity in its designs to reflect on its rich history as well as desire to bridge the gap between past and present. The delicate creative development of each piece is the culmination of a long process of balanced reflection and teamwork between the finest artisans, jewelers, goldsmiths and engineers.

The brand’s feminine collections – Linea, Promesse, Clifton, Classima and Hampton – all aspire to produce a fusion between the contemporary vision of the Maison and the traditional rules of watch design with a clean and austere aesthetic. The Golden Ration principle is strongly applied throughout all of Baume et Mercier’s designs and attests to the delicacy and unimaginable skills of the brand’s artisans.

In a world defined by conformity and mass trends, Baume et Mercier is a brand whose free interpretations , in the true spirit of modernity, establish the personality of each new model while at the same time elegantly incorporating it into the rich history of the Maison.

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Linea 10009 – Women’s watch mounted on steel with a quartz movement and a polished and satin-brushed steel finition
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Promesse 10290 – Women’s watch with a quartz movement mounted on steel with diamonds and mother-of-pearl finition
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Classima 10269 – Two-tone automatic watch for women with a self-winding movement featuring date function, a white dial and a bracelet in steel and rose gold
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Clifton 10176 – Women’s watch mounted on steel with a quartz movement and a mother-of-pearl finition
Brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume open a watch dealership in Les Bois.
1830
Baume wins the prestigious competition hosted by Kew Observatory near London with its chronometer pocket-watch equipped with a tourbillon movement.
1892
William Baume and Paul Mercier found Baume & Mercier.
1918
Baume & Mercier is awarded Geneva Seal, the highest international distinction of the time for watchmaking excellence.
1919
The brand establishes a branch in in London.
1921
Launch of the brand’s first and most successful feminine models: the Marquise.
1940
The company lays the groundwork of what is now considered the archetypal traditional round watch.
1950