For the busy traveler who wants time in two zones at his fingertips, Baume & Mercier answers the demand – and does so in style. The Swiss watch brand with 183 years of history and tradition, unveils the retro-styled Clifton GMT. Two styles are being released of the 43mm brushed satin-finished steel watch. One features a silvery dial, whiel the other is an anthracite dial with sun satin finish.
The Clifton GMT houses an auatomtic mechanical movement – the ETA 2893-3 – and features second timezone indication via 24-hour slim hand with red dot at the end that revolves aroud teh dial once every 24 hours. Date is indicated via an aperture at 3:00. The domed sapphire crystal of the watch is anti-reflective and the watch is fitted with a sapphire case back to view the movement. The anthracite dialed watch is offered on a maroon strap, while the silver dial watch – with red accents and 24 hour indications – features a classic black strap. The all new GMT Clifton watches retail for an amazing $3,300.
Inspired by a 1950’s vintage timepiece from the brand’s archives, the Clifton collection of watches was first released earlier this year and offers a clean, retro dial design in a contemporary interpretation. Other timepieces in the line include two 41mm auatomtic watches (with three hands) and a manual wind (LaJoux-Perret 7381) 42mm piece in 18-karat rose gold. What makes this series so special is the incredible retail price –ranging from $2,700 to $6,300.