Fifty Shades Of Baume And Mercier

The watchmaker’s new Riviera models celebrate the sophistication of grey.

By Spnsored Content 02/06/2022

First released in 1973 and reinterpreted last year, Baume and Mercier’s Riviera watch expresses the manufacture’s expertise in design and use of materials. Now. this timepiece with pure, slender lines and an immediately recognisable twelve-sided bezel comes into its full maturity with the introduction of two new men’s versions celebrating the sophistication of grey.

First off, a look at the steel Riviera Baumatic MOA10702. Here, the steel case sees a universal diameter of 42mm and features the manufacture’s dodecagonal bezel with four screws. Within, sees a Baumatic movement, with the watch paired to the wrist by an interchangeable steel strap.

The newcomer sees a smoky grey sapphire dial and sees its transparency offer a view of the gear trains. Within, those gears and the in-house calibre, offer a five-day power reserve a daily precision of -4s /+ 6s and a magnetic resistance of 1500 Gauss. Naturally, the sapphire crystal case is anti-glare and scratch-proof, while the watch is water-resistant to 100-metres. The timepiece is priced at $5650.

Complementing the above is the Rivieria Automatic MOA10660. More than any other, the Riviera collection demonstrates the expertise of Baume & Mercier design in the field of watches with athletic shapes.

Here, the Riviera returns with more grey hues offering a 42mm steel case with a slate dial on an interchangeable steel or grey rubber strap. Elsewhere, the watch sees the sandblasted titanium bezel, fastened to the case with four functional screws and, like its counterpart is also water-resistant to 100-metres, further elevating the watch’s sporty appeal.

The distinctive look is reinforced by a gold-plated PVD ring, which provides luminosity in a perfect juxtaposition of the matte hue of the bezel and strap. It is subtly softened by a dial in a beautifully lacquered slate hue, highlighted by tone-on-tone “wave” decorations, as well as Roman numerals and indexes in gold-plated steel. The timepiece is priced at $4550.


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