Carrying on the long Swiss tradition of watch-making craftsmanship and prestige, traced back to the 1830s when it was founded, Baume & Mercier is a successful company, owned by Richemont, and, along to Piaget and Cartier it forms the core of an international corporation which is represented all over the Europe and worldwide and manufactures more then 200,000 highly exclusive timepieces every year.
Created to pay a tribute to time and its measurement, William Baume collection is an outstanding horologic achievement that takes the Baume & Mercier watch-making skill and craftsmanship up to a state of art which brought the brand the supreme quality certification- the Poinçon de Genève, also known as the ultimate Geneva Hallmark.
Designed to rise to the Baume & Mercier international prestige of high-quality and precision, the new collection is comprised of 3 Haute Horology timepieces- the William Baume Retrograde, William Baume Tourbillon, and William Baume Ultra Thin. The central design features of the collection are the grey dials with guilloche patterns, the elegant round rose gold cases and the classy alligator leather straps.
Measuring 43 mm in diameter, William Baume Tourbillon features rose gold case and, hosts a gold-framed tourbillon carriage located in an aperture, at 9 o’clock position; it also features, at 6 o’clock position, a small second’s sub-dial.
Just as the name states it, William Baume Ultra-Thin measures only 41 mm x 5.8 mm and is animated by a hand wound movement of only 2 mm in thickness. Knowing that ultra-thin watches are preferred by women for their refined delicacy and classy elegance we can say that William Baume Ultra-Thin is an impressive piece of timeless unadorned elegance, a coveted accessory which can give a special sense of individuality to any outfit.
Least but not last William Baume Retrograde model has also rose gold case which measures 41mm and divides the seconds display in two, it has, as a distinctive design feature an oversized date window located at 12 o’clock position, and the retrograde seconds, which are located at 6 o’clock position in a graduated circle arc fitted with a snake-like hand.
This Baume & Mercier collection is a very exclusive one, not only due to its price tag of around $13,900.00 but also because there will be only few lucky watches enthusiasts who will have the honor of wearing one of these timepieces on their wrist, because the limited edition has just 178 timepieces, as for the tourbillon model, there are only 10 watches produced worldwide.
Baume & Mercier The New William Collection pictures