Pre-SIHH 2015: Baume et Mercier – Clifton Automatic Big Date Power Reserve
Baume & Mercier will unveil another novelty for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2015 that will be held later this month, the Clifton Automatic Big Date and Power Reserve.
The Clifton Automatic Big Date and Power Reserve 43mm has a polished and satin finished stainless steel case, as well as a clean and uncluttered dial that ensures easy accessible readings. The company drew inspiration from the silhouette of a 1950s model, it frames a domed satin finished and silver colored dial with gilt Arabic numerals and indexes. The big date is displayed in an aperture located at the 12 o’clock position and a small blue hand that shows the power reserve is located at the 6 o’clock position.
The timepiece has a transparent sapphire crystal case back that shows a self winding ETA based calibre (beats 28,800 vibrations per hour, has a power reserve of 42 hours). The oscillating weight is engraved with the Greek letter Phi, which is a symbol of the golden ratio or divine proportion and also the brand’s logo.