Baume & Mercier has been making quality Swiss-made timepieces for the past 184 years and is well poised for another couple of centuries. The brand makes a constant effort to combine traditional styles with modern approaches, which has resulted in an amazing line up of watches. Among them: the Clifton Complete Calendar with its Anthracite dial and moon phase.
The piece itself features a Swiss-made self-winding Dubois Depraz 9000 movement, which handles quite a few technical functions.The Dubois Depraz caliber (with 25 jewels) boasts a 42-hour power reserve. The moon phase, day, month and central hand date functions are displayed in a very classic, yet contemporary manner. At 43mm, the polished/satin-finished steel casing contains a sapphire crystal both on the front as well as the back for viewing the movement. The dial comes in a variety of colors besides the sun satin-finished anthracite, including a white or blue colored dial — all of which are complete with gilt Arabic numerals and hands.
Topped with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the Clifton Complete Calendar is water resistant up to about 50 meters. There is an option available to engrave the back, which aligns with the brand’s trademark as being the perfect gift for any timely occasion. It comes with an alligator leather strap in red brown to match the anthracite dial or in black to match the blue or white dial. For the class and style, as well as the technical components that comprise the Complete Calendar, this piece rings in at a very affordable mid-range level, just under $5,000. Whether to be gifted or incorporated into a collection, the Clifton Complete Calendar appeals to those who want a masculine look with a classic finish.