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Pre-SIHH 2016: Baume et Mercier - Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar

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Baume et Mercier just announced a preview of the novelties that will be presenting at SIHH 2016 (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Geneva, 18-22 January 2016): the Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar.


As the name suggests, the latest addition to the Clifton collection combines two of the most appreciated watchmaking complications: a chronograph function and a complete calendar. The complete calendar complication automatically adjusts the date displayed on the timepiece based on 30- and 31-day months to ensure that the correct date is always displayed. It requires setting the date once per year, at the end of February.

The polished/satin finish stainless steel case has an imposing diameter of 43 mm (thickness is 12 mm) and maintains the typical lines of the Clifton collection, inspired by the Golden Fifties models held in the Baume et Mercier museum. It offers a water resistance of 5 ATM (approximately 50 metres).


The calendar indications include a central-hand date, day and month displays in twin apertures at 12 o’ clock, a day/night indicator at 9 o’clock and, at 6 o'clock, a moon phase disk showing the current phase of the lunar cycle.

The central second hand counts the seconds of the chronograph while minutes and hours can be timed simultaneously via the two auxiliary counters positioned at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively, where the chronograph function is highlighted by blued-steel hands.

The new model is powered by the self-winding Valjoux 7751 calibre beating at 28,800 vph and offering a power reserve of 48 hours. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, its finishes include snail and "Côtes de Genève" decoration on the oscillating mass, perlage on the bridges and plates, and blued screws.


The black alligator strap is secured to the wrist by an adjustable triple folding clasp.

The price of the Baume et Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar (ref. M0A10278) will be announced at SIHH 2016. baume-et-mercier.com


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