The history of Baume & Mercier watches
Baume & Mercier was founded as “Frères Baume” in 1830 by brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume, who opened the watch dealership in Les Bois, a village in the Swiss Jura. The Swiss watch manufacturer expanded internationally by establishing a branch in London in 1921 under the name “Baume Brothers”, which led to expansion throughout the British Empire. By the late 19th century, the company had an established international reputation, and its timepieces had set accuracy records and won a number of timekeeping competitions.In 1918, company director William Baume partnered with Paul Mercier to found “Baume & Mercier” in Geneva. The firm became specialized in manufacturing wristwatches, particularly unconventional “shaped” models that did not possess the traditional round form. In 1919, Baume & Mercier was awarded the Geneva Seal, the highest international distinction of the time for watchmaking excellence.During the “Roaring Twenties”, the brand embraced women’s emancipation. In the 1940s, Baume & Mercier launched a number of modern ladies’ watch collections, most notably the Marquise.In the 1970s, Baume & Mercier introduced shaped timepieces such as the Galaxie and Stardust models. In 1973, Baume & Mercier presented the Riviera, one of the world’s first steel sports watches. In 1988, the Swiss watchmaker joined the Richemont group.Today, the brand offers the Clifton, Classima, Hampton, and Capeland collections for men, and the Hampton and Linea collections for women.
Capeland – vintage chronograph collection
Watch condition (please refer to photos)
All images are from the actual watch for sale (WE NEVER USE INTERNET BASED PICTURES). To avoid any misunderstanding regarding scratches etc., please view carefully all images of the watch you’re interested in. The condition can be seen and judged on the picture.
Case: very good condition, with few lateral scratches
Movement: fully operational / checked for performance, authenticity and functionality
The recent comparable model Baume & Mercier Classima XL Chronograph Automatic in steel with automatic movement and leather strap has a MSRP of 2,890.- Euros.
Please consider the compact design combined with the classic design of this watch.
We accept payments by wire transfer to our company’s bank account, by credit card or PayPal. Please note that goods will only be sent after agreed payment is visible into our account.
We ship our watches also internationally using insured shipping and only the most reliable shipping service such as: DHL. The shipping cost is supported by the customer and will be added on the invoice.
Immediate after your purchase, you will receive all payment information by e-mail. Your order will be dispatched with DHL within the next working day or within 36 hours after your payment has been received respectively. Incoming payments are checked several times daily via online banking and are forwarded to be shipped immediately.
Item and accessories will be delivered as pictured. Manuals, papers, certificate cards, booklets and boxes are only included in the delivery if mentioned in the description and/or shown in the pictures. The pictures show the actual watch you are buying. All pictures were taken by MD Watches.
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