Baume&Mercier ads a new model to it’s successful Clifton series, the Baume&Mercier Clifton Retrogade.
The Clifton Retrograde Date watch has an inspired graphic style, illustrating Baume & Mercier’s expertise in the domain of small complications. This timepiece has a date calendar featuring a display of the power reserve and retrograde date, designed to provide originality and satisfy its owner’s taste for beautiful mechanisms and elegance.
The watch, with its case borrowed from a 1950s Baume & Mercier model, houses a mechanical self-winding caliber visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case back. The sun satin-finished dial displays hours, minutes and seconds through the presence of a central seconds hand. The winding level of the barrel spring guarantees that the watch will work for forty or so hours.
Alexandre Peraldi, Director of the Baume & Mercier Design Studio, readily admits that «there is nothing more complicated than making a simple watch.» This 43 mm steel watch required a great deal of thought. The presence of many different functions on the dial meant achieving visual equilibrium so as to keep it perfectly legible. Baume&Mercier’s talent indeed lies precisely in finding that ideal balance.
The Clifton Retrograde Date is guaranteed to be water-resistant to 50 meters and is available in a brown alligator strap.