Founded in 1830, the Swiss Maison d’Horlogerie Baume & Mercier has had a proud track record of producing watches that consistently embody an ideal of excellence and affordable luxury for everyday living.
Baume & Mercier has taken a fresh, in-depth look at mechanical watches in order to improve their performance. The result… Baume & Mercier has achieved this ultimate luxury with the Clifton Baumatic, offering an array of outstanding characteristics that raise the bar in watchmaking. An epitome of advanced watchmaking that fulfils every aspect of Baume & Mercier’s motto: “Accept only perfection.”
Last January 2018 at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Gèneve, Baume & Mercier revealed its very first in-house mechanical self-winding movement, the Baumatic™ caliber. This new caliber responds to the real problems encountered by self-winding watches, and provides innovative solutions in four distinct fields:
- Power reserve
The power reserve of a standard watch movement ranges from 40 to 70 hours when it is fully wound. All the Baume & Mercier watches equipped with the Baumatic™ movement have a high-performance 120-hour power reserve, i.e. 5 days.
- Chronometric accuracy
A standard watch requires regular time-setting, from the instance its daily variation in precision is around 20 to 30 seconds per day. In addition to its COSC-certified chronometer model, all of the Baume & Mercier watches equipped with the Baumatic™ movement are adjusted to a precision rate of -4/+6 seconds per day and offer a stable level of precision throughout the whole of the power reserve.
- Magnetic fields
There are many effects that may be caused by magnetic fields: the most common being the movement suddenly stopping or a loss of precision. The Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic™ watch is resistant to at least 1,500 Gauss, a resistance 25x higher than the current ISO norm.
A watch movement is a complex mechanism comprising numerous mobile miniature components. Their perpetual interaction results in friction and wear, which can be minimized by lubrication, a delicate issue in any watch movement. The quality of the various lubricants for the Baumatic™ movement make it possible to prolong the maintenance service intervals beyond the generally recommended five years.
Don’t wait a minute longer to discover the four incredible performances offered by the Baumatic™ movement and to view our four videos, which illustrate each of these innovations.