Horology for the Holidays: Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph

The Capeland Chronograph houses a La Joux Perret mechanical caliber.

The Capeland Chronograph houses a La Joux Perret mechanical caliber.

While this classically elegant Baume & Mercier watch was unveiled earlier in the year, the pieces are in stores – and stack up as a great holiday watch purchase. The 44mm stainless steel Capeland Chronograph 10063 houses an automatic movement and offers both form and function thanks to the tachymeter and telemeter indicators, as well as chronograph and date.

THe Capeland Chronograph offers telemeter and tachymeter functions.

THe Capeland Chronograph offers telemeter and tachymeter functions.

With a vintage inspired design that dates back to the brand’s 1948 archives, this flagship model is water resistant to 50 meters and houses the finely crafted La Joux Perret 8120 caliber—visible from the sapphire case back.  The automatic self-wind movement offers power reserve for 42 hours. The two graduated scales on the silver colored dial enable reading of speed and distance. The hands are coated with green line Super-LumiNova for easy readability.  A stunning retro watch that is sophisticated and intriguing, this Capeland is super functional – and is even water resistant to 50 meters. Best of all, it retails for an incredible $4,350.

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