Introduced earlier this year, the Clifton Baumatic from Baume & Mercier boasts the Swiss watchmaker’s first ever in-house mechanical self-winding caliber, the Baumatic BM12-1975A. Using a silicon balance spring and escapement means the movement offers major performance benefits over metallic counterparts. It gives the Clifton Baumatic a reduction of friction (prolonging the maintenance service intervals) and an increase in magnetic resistance, as well as gains in power reserve (five day’s worth) and overall timekeeping accuracy.
The Clifton Baumatic 10398 offers up these luxury-watch fixtures in an approachable package that includes a classic white dial, blue alligator strap and steel bezel. Sleek and sophisticated, this timepiece has all the makings of an exceptional investment.