There are many different ways to accessorize the clothes that you wear, with jewelry high on the list. One of the ways to make a statement when you accessorize is with a watch, and they don’t come much more beautiful or dramatic than the watches made by Baume & Mercier. The Swiss have become renowned for many different things, but it is perhaps their timepieces that are the most famous. The Swiss company of Baume & Mercier have taken the art of watchmaking to all new levels, as each and every piece that they make is truly stunning in design and detail.
They have certainly had plenty of time to perfect the art of making luxury watches, as they have been in business since 1830. At that time they were known as Freres Baume, and they established a dealership in Les Bois in Switzerland. They took the business global in 1921 when they started to operate out of London under the Baume Brothers moniker. The watches they made were generally shaped, and did not look like the traditions round faced watches that everyone else was making. By the time they became Baume % Mercier, they had developed a global reputation for watches that were both beautiful and incredibly accurate.
Baume & Mercier made collections for both men and women, but one that really stands out is the Baume Mercier Capeland collection for men, which is comprised of a number of amazing chronograph watches that look like vintage timepieces given a totally modern makeover. They embrace some wonderful colors on both the faces and the wristbands, with your choice of leather or steel for the band. The Baume Mercier Capeland seen at Haute Time is perhaps the best example of what the Swiss do so well with watches, but be aware that these are not watches that come cheaply.
The Baume Mercier Capeland collection starts at a touch over $4,000, with a number of the pieces in the collection coming in at that price. One of the most striking of the pieces at that price point is the Capeland 10083, which comes with a sumptuous brown leather strap, and which has a face colored in a rather tasty looking chocolate hue. The watch features automatic movements, as well as tachymeter, telemeter and date functions. Like every other Baume & Mercier watch, this one comes in a beautiful presentation box that gives you a glimpse into the luxury that lies within.
Each and every piece in the Baume Mercier Capeland collection is beautiful in its own right, but the one that really stands out is the Capeland 10107. The design of the watch is relatively simple, but the addition of 18K red gold makes it stand out in the crowd. You can expect to pay in excess of $20,000 for this particular piece, but what you get is a watch that is unmatched in beauty and precision. You really shouldn’t think of any of the Baume Mercier Capeland watches as a luxury purchase, but rather an investment that is sure to be in the family for many years to come.