Hands-On Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar Review

When Baume & Mercier’s CEO Alain Zimmerman presented the new Clifton assortment as “affordable luxury” to us at the SIHH in 2013, I was glad to discover that a few brands actually comprehended the significance of making moderate watches. The Clifton assortment began at around CHF 2500 Swiss Francs yet because of the yearly cost increments and the CHF/Euro “disconnect” recently, the Clifton assortment currently begins at € 2800 ...

When Baume & Mercier’s CEO Alain Zimmerman presented the new Clifton assortment as “affordable luxury” to us at the SIHH in 2013, I was glad to discover that a few brands actually comprehended the significance of making moderate watches. The Clifton assortment began at around CHF 2500 Swiss Francs yet because of the yearly cost increments and the CHF/Euro “disconnect” recently, the Clifton assortment currently begins at € 2800 Euro for the gents’ models.

As expected, Baume & Mercier immediately made various Clifton models with (and without) complications. This survey is about the Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar that I had on my wrist two or three weeks.

Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar Ref. 10213

In 2013 we covered the – at that point – Clifton lead model, the ref. M0A10060 ( you can peruse it here ). Nonetheless, the fundamental concentration at the time were the more moderate Clifton models that had this new plan with clear impacts of Patek Philippe Reviews from the 1950s. Close to the time-just models, Baume & Mercier likewise made various varieties; Power Reserve marker, chronograph, GMT and this moon stage model. The Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar comes in three flavors today: the silver dialed reference 10055, the sunburst blue dial 10057 and this dark earthy colored reference 10213 that isn’t even on the authority Baume & Mercier site at the hour of composing. It was presented recently at the SIHH and will be appeared to people in general during the Patek Philippe Reviews & Wonders show as well.

Clifton Complete Calendar Dial

Let’s start with the dial of the Clifton. Clearly, when purchasing a Patek Philippe Reviews with a schedule and moon stages pointer, the dial is perhaps the main parts of the Patek Philippe Reviews The  sunburst dial is just ravishing on the Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar. The hands and hour markers – a combination of Arabic numerals and bolt formed records – are in gold tone. Some way or another I have a shaky area for twofold names (no play on words planned) on a dial and that’s basically on the grounds that it simply looks so great. Just beneath the Baume & Mercier phrasing there are two gaps for the afternoon and month. The date is being demonstrated by a focal hand and uses a little red check as a tip to ensure you won’t confuse it with the seconds hand. The overlaid dauphin hands are pleasantly completed and moderately long. The moment marker truly loosens up to the furthest limit of the dial and even the hour hand is long and effectively tips the hour records. Underneath the middle pinion there is the moon stages marker and the word ‘Automatic’. Simply under the moment track on the dial, the days are being shown in white printing (except for ’31’ which is in red).

Although different renditions (silver and blue sunburst) of the Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar are extraordinary looking too, this adaptation is my own inclination. The blue sunburst form additionally does not have the plated hands and has silver shaded hands instead.

Dial of the Clifton Complete Calendar

The dial is truly discernible and, regardless of all the data that can be perused, not jumbled. A job done the right way by the architects at Baume & Mercier. Dauphin hands like this do have one disadvantage however, they don’t have radiant (like Super-LumiNova) material applied. While I can manage without this myself, I realize that a significant number of you are partial to having glowing hands that will permit you to peruse the time under low-light conditions. Since the Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar is obviously a dress Patek Philippe Reviews I’d say that it isn’t truly fundamental. In the event that it will be your solitary watch, I recommend you consider the shortfall of lumed hands and markers briefly before you make a decision.

Case and strap

The round hardened steel instance of the Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar estimates 43mm in measurement, which is generally enormous for a dress Patek Philippe Reviews as I would see it. The thickness is 12.3mm. The Patek Philippe Reviews has a flawlessly domed sapphire precious stone on the front and a sapphire gem fitted to the caseback to permit you to take a gander at the development (more later).

The Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar is truly comfortable on the wrist. The exquisite and bended carries make it a simple Patek Philippe Reviews to wear and gives a comfortable vibe on the wrist. The thickness of the Patek Philippe Reviews is very humble for a schedule Patek Philippe Reviews however surely not to be viewed as flimsy. This Clifton definitely has some presence on your wrist, particularly when it has an impressive size.

Wristshot of the Clifton Complete Calendar

Baume & Mercier gave this Clifton a lovely glossy silk brushed completion on the caseband and a thick cleaned feature from one drag to another. Other than the marked crown, there are 4 correctors situated in the caseband of this Clifton; two on each side.

Setting the time is done through the crown. Notwithstanding, to address the day, date, month and moon stage, you should utilize the correctors. Never utilize the correctors somewhere in the range of 3pm and 1am, this may bring about harming the development and sticking the correctors. To set the moon stage, you should push the lower left corrector with the provided instrument insofar as expected to get the full Moon showed in the gap. From that point, press the corrector however many occasions as days have passed since the last full Moon. So it is of significance that you have a schedule nearby (there are a lot of sites that will give you this data too) when setting the moonphase. The other schedule capacities are simpler to work of course.

43mm hardened steel case

12.3mm thick

The Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar comes on a wonderful earthy colored croc tie with adjusted closures (21mm between the hauls). Consequently, they entirely fit the round molded Clifton case and don’t leave a major hole between the lash and the case. Baume & Mercier likewise tosses in a marked collapsing clasp. The clasp has a decent matte completion on the part with the Baume & Mercier logo, while the sides have a high cleaned finish.

Alligator tie and a marked collapsing clasp.

The caseback shows the type BM11900 movement, based on the Dubois Dépraz 9000 type. What I don’t care for is that the development is generally little compared to the 43mm case. Quite a while past, I saw Zenith doing likewise for certain models and it simply looks somewhat abnormal as I would see it. For me by and by, I wouldn’t mind a shut caseback for moderately standard developments, as I’ve composed here commonly. It leaves space for a pleasant etching or bas-help piece of fine art. Notwithstanding, I can likewise envision that you need to have a look at the inward operations of your Patek Philippe Reviews sometimes. The fairly wide steel part of the caseback leaves some space for a touch of data obviously. Brand and model name are there just as the chronic number and an additional number (65718) which is by all accounts an inside reference number or a case number. There is some space left at something contrary to the crown-side, where an individual etching can be added.

Caliber BM11900 Movement

While I am grinding away, a couple of words on the development also. As composed over, the type BM11900 in this Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar depends on the type 9000 from Dubois Dépraz. Dubois Dépraz is a maker of developments and particularly add-on modules. They predominantly use ETA developments as a premise however can likewise be found on different types. For the base development, Dubois Dépraz utilized the Sellita SW300 development. This development has a force hold of 42 hours and a breadth of 25.6mm.

Many Patek Philippe Reviews makers use Dubois Dépraz as a provider for complications, even brands that are viewed as evident makers (like Audemars Piguet). Our companions over at aBlogtoWatch did an interesting  on this development supplier.

Dubois Dépraz 9000

Price and Verdict

Reviewing the Baume & Mercier Clifton was high on my list of things to get as I’ve been keen on this “affordable luxury” territory from the Geneva produce. Presently I at long last found a chance to get one, be it the more complicated Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar, and I am not disillusioned. The Patek Philippe Reviews has that breeze of the 1950s however isn’t your grandfather’s 34mm Patek Philippe Reviews (nothing amiss with that however). It is an advanced translation of a 1950s watch (Baume & Mercier claims it depended on one of their Patek Philippe Reviews however as I would like to think a ton of Patek Philippe Reviews had comparative plan components) yet created with present day innovation and up to current norms with regards to estimate, sapphire gem, straightforward caseback, etc. I love the look and feel of the Clifton assortment and particularly this Complete Calendar model. The solitary thing that annoyed me a piece is the little presentation in the caseback. It is completely justifiable as the development just estimates a 25.6mm and the case is 43mm, however it by one way or another looks somewhat odd to me. By and by, the wonderful dim earthy colored sunburst dial compensates for that: particularly with the combination of the dial tone and the overlaid hands. Add a smooth case plan with pleasantly bended carries and a wonderful completion and there is minimal that can go wrong.

This reference 10213 Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar has a retail cost of € 4700 Euro (counting VAT). Regardless of whether this is as yet “affordable luxury” I surrender to you, yet actually I think it is most likely at the higher finish of that definition. The Baume & Mercier Classima assortment has a more amiable sticker price and meets the definition somewhat better. All things considered, a Patek Philippe Reviews with a full schedule is never modest and the completion of the case, dial, lash and clasp on this Clifton dazzled me.

Competitors with schedule Patek Philippe Reviews can be found from Longines ( this Master Collection Moonphase model for instance ) yet additionally in their own Richemont steady, similar to the comparative estimated Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Complet Vasco Da Gama Special Edition. Notwithstanding, as with numerous things, it comes down to style inclinations. The Clifton focuses on the individual who inclines toward his watch to be a piece 1950s with regards to design.

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Image Gallery Baume & Mercier Clifton Calendar Complete

Wristshot of the Clifton Complete Calendar Alligator tie and a marked collapsing catch. Dial of the Clifton Complete Calendar Dubois Dépraz 9000 12.3mm thick 43mm tempered steel case