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Baume & Mercier Goes Art Deco with New Watches in the Hampton Collection

Baume & Mercier Goes Art Deco with New Watches in the Hampton Collection

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The Reverso by Jaeger-LeCoultre is a work of art and genuinely famous watch, and it’s ached for by many. It has an incredible story and history, an exemplary plan, flipping the case around hearing it adjust satisfyingly properly on the contrary side is absolutely addictive for those among us who are fixated on getting material criticism from their watch. However, the expense of section to a Reverso is restrictive for a few, so what is one to do on the off chance that you basically should have an exemplary rectangular cased watch with Art Deco style on a careful spending plan? Baume & Mercier just declared an engaging other option.


Baume & Mercier Hampton Automatic

  • Case Material: Stainless steel 
  • Dial: White
  • Dimensions :   43 x 27.5mm (M0A10522), 48 x 31mm (M0A10528)
  • Crystal: Sapphire        
  • Water Resistance: 50 meters  
  • Crown: Push/pull                       
  • Movement: ETA 2671 (M0A10522), ETA 2895 (M0A10528)
  • Strap/bracelet: Alligator calfskin
  • Price: CHF 2,200 (M0A10522), CHF 2,400 (M0A10528)
  • Reference Number: M0A10522, M0A10528
  • Expected Release: Available now 

Baume & Mercier Hampton Big Date Dual Time

  • Case Material: Stainless steel 
  • Dial: White
  • Dimensions : 48 x 31mm 
  • Crystal: Sapphire        
  • Water Resistance: 50 meters  
  • Crown: Push/pull                       
  • Movement: Soprod TT651
  • Strap/bracelet: Alligator cowhide
  • Price: CHF 3,650
  • Reference Number: M0A10523
  • Expected Release: Available now

While I by and large cow away from the “can’t bear the cost of that, so get this” line of reasoning (individual experience here: it simply prompts needing that considerably more) the new Hampton arrangement declared by Baume & Mercier at Watches & Wonders could fill in as a delightful option in contrast to a gatherer who needs a portion of the look and feel of the Reverso however is simply not able to drop the generally $6,000 it would take to break into that specific assortment (for a Reverso in JLC’s “Medium” size). The Hampton offers a comparative rectangular case with Art Deco motivation for somewhat more than $2,000, and you can spend about $1,000 more in the event that you decide to and get one with a major date and double time complication. Presently, you won’t get an in-house development at this value point, however the incentive for something with a particularly striking plan is real. 

And while Baume & Mercier is important for a similar corporate family as JLC (and, besides, Cartier, who obviously produce a notable rectangular watch of their own), the Hampton shouldn’t be viewed as a praise or downmarket other option. This line has been around for quite a long time, and Baume & Mercier has a long history of making watches with molded cases that returns to the 1920s and the pinnacle of the Deco time frame. The Hampton has consistently been a route for the brand to reference this way of watchmaking, some time before the current furor for anything vintage inspired. 

The three new watches in the Hampton assortment seen here run the array from cautious and time just to more conspicuous present day sizes with the previously mentioned complications. The Hampton Automatic is accessible in two sizes, the bigger of which includes an auxiliary seconds and date window at 6:00. The Hampton Big Date Dual Time comes as publicized with a pointer briefly time region, and a date spread across two windows at the highest point of the dial. 

Across all the models, dials include different gets done with applied markers and a generally speaking quieted, monochromatic shading range. The cases are more complex than they show up from the start, with sharp points at the drags that give these watches some mathematical interest and likely shroud their size a digit on the wrist (the bigger Hampton Automatic and the Hampton Big Date Dual Time are both 48mm through and through, which on a square watch could wear bigger than anticipated for some). 

At when sports watches on metal wristbands are still extremely popular (we’re in any event, heading into summer, which is top plunge watch season, if there is something like this), a progression of watches that have style establishes during the 1920s feels something like counterprogramming, and for a gatherer in the wake of something a little external the standard who burrows that Tank or Reverso look yet needs a watch from a solid Swiss brand, these new Hamptons could check the privilege boxes.