The Baume & Mercier collection draws inspiration from the brand’s historical models from 1930 to 1940, with soft lines and imaginative silhouettes. Today, two new additions to the collection are created for women who pay attention to elegant details.
In 1830, when the Baume brothers established the Baume & Mercier watch factory in Zhuluo, Switzerland, they knew how to listen to women. Louis-Victor, one of the two founders of the brand, gave his daughter Mélina a gold pocket watch in 1869, which is undoubtedly the best example of this. His actions were unique at the time, because before that only a few aristocratic or high-bourgeois women could own timepieces as jewelry. In fact, this gift revolutionized the field of watchmaking. In 1918, William Baume and Paul Mercier inherited their spirit and began to create a variety of delicate and original ladies’ timepieces.
Since then, Baume & Mercier watch has been tirelessly satisfying the desire of ladies for watches, and has continuously introduced new masterpieces with long-lasting charm, highlighting feminine style with perfect craftsmanship and aesthetic design.
This year, Baume & Mercier presents two new Humberton watches for ladies. This classic series with a history of 20 years draws inspiration from the models introduced between 1930 and 1940. At that time, the design ideas were full of the characteristics of the ‘Art Deco style’ era, conveying elegant and delicate taste. The size of both models is 34.5 × 22 mm, which is exquisite and reasonable, so that the ladies can meet the pursuit of extreme beauty, even if they are wearing fashionable sports style clothing, they can always show themselves and release their elegant charm.
The elegant and feminine Humberton women’s watch combines 18K rose gold and stainless steel colors with an irresistible charm. Dial with gold-plated digital engraving and hands. The 18K rose gold crown complements the satin-finished steel case. The watch is equipped with a 18K rose gold central braided stainless steel bracelet, because for women who choose this watch, there is no limit to beauty. A variety of precious materials are condensed into incomparably beautiful jewellery watches. The exquisiteness contains inherent elegance, so that women with extraordinary tastes can flourish in lightness.
The stainless steel version of the Humberton ladies’ watch series is paired with a double-circle calfskin strap decorated with primary stitching, making its timeless and smooth lines more concise. In the careless display of exquisite luxury and careful passage of time, the watch seems to have turned into a delicate bracelet, lightly clasped on the wrist.
Each of the two watches has its own characteristics, intoxicating in the graceful harmony, showing the beauty of the balance of Baume & Mercier as always.
Hamilton Watch, Model 10 108:
The smooth case and the arc-shaped sapphire crystal glass all show the feminine femininity and the spiritual heritage of historical models. This rectangular watch is undoubtedly the embodiment of harmonious beauty. Rose gold and stainless steel are harmoniously matched, precious materials complement each other, all show the luxury and solemn design style of the watch. The watch is equipped with a Swiss-made quartz movement, with a length of 34.5 mm, a width of 22 mm, and a thickness of 9 mm. It is equipped with an hour indicator and a date display at 3 o’clock. In addition, Humberton 10108 is also 50 meters waterproof. Polished satin-finished two-tone bracelet with triple folding safety clasp.
Time to market: October 2013
Retail Price: RMB 29,900
Hamilton Watch, Model 10 110:
The proportions of the Harbin Women’s Women’s Watches are harmonious and generous, and they outline enchanting lines. The watch is made of satin-finished stainless steel and decorated with golden Arabic numerals. The silver dial stands out and is very feminine. The watch is exquisite and delicate, equipped with a Swiss-made quartz movement, the hands indicate the hours, and the date is displayed. The delicate shape of the Humberton ladies’ watch perfectly fits the fiber wrist for comfortable wearing. The brown calfskin double-circle strap is embellished with primary stitching and paired with a traditional pin buckle, showing a soft and sensual curve. This masterpiece is playful and elegant, and time is wrapped around the wrist so that it goes with it.
Time to market: September 2013
Retail Price: RMB 16,000