Baume et Mercier Watches – Nothing Less Than Perfection
One of the oldest watch manufacturers in
Switzerland, Baume et Mercier was established initially as a family business in
1830 in Les Bois, a village in the Swiss Jura, by brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin
Baume. From the beginning, they established a cardinal rule followed to the
letter even today, some 180 years later – “Accept only perfection. Only
manufacture watches of the highest quality.”
This motto swiftly led to the company’s
recognition as one who created exceptional timepieces using cutting-edge
technology. Long-term vision led them to establish their companies in new
territories, and by the 19th century, Baume watches were known
internationally for their beauty and complications, as well as for their
unusual degree of precision. Baume et Mercier as it is known today came into
being in Geneva in 1918, when William Baume and Paul Mercier teamed up.
The Modern Baume
The truth is that classics are
evergreen…all it needs is a little modification to be as relevant today as it
was then. This is an idea that Baume et Mercier is in full agreement with –
each of their contemporary collections draws reference from an older model in
the Maison’s museum and is creatively reimagined to meet the demands of today.
This blend of modern desires with the original principles guarantees that each
new collection fits seamlessly into the Baume watch family. With every watch
they create, Baume et Mercier finds that perfect point of balance between the
design aesthetic and technical excellence.
The Ladies Baume
Perhaps the greatest indication of how
forward-looking this company was lies in its very early recognition of women as
a significant market; a fact recognized by Louis-Vector himself, who gifted his
daughter with her very own gold pocket watch back in 1869. Today, women’s
tastes are considered a great source of inspiration – femininity runs strong in
Luxury for Men and Women
Timeless elegance is the greatest desire
for those in search of the perfect luxury watch; and across its collections for
men and women, Baume et Mercier rises to this challenge repeatedly. Their many
accolades are testament to this truth. Whatever the tastes, everyone can find
their perfect match in the Clifton, Classima, Hampton, Capeland, Linea and
Promesse collections. Each of these watches is powered by either automatic or
manual winding mechanical movements, or quartz movements.
Why Choose a Pre-owned Baume et Mercier Watch?
Brand new luxury watches are not something
that is easily accessible to many; in this case, the estate watch market is a
favoured destination for finding pre-owned Baume et Mercier watches in great
condition. The key point to remember is that second-hand doesn’t mean reduced
value – these watches are eternal. And where else can you find discontinued or
limited edition models today anyway?