Here’s Baume & Mercier’s Showstopping Piece at SIHH 2019

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar at SIHH 2019

Here’s a look at the watchmaking maisons who showcased at the renown watch trade show Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) this year from the 14th to the 17th January 2019. We’ve picked the showstoppers at the event and here is what’s next on our list — the Baume & Mercier piece that wowed the crowd.

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Baume & Mercier’s high-tech Baumatic movement made an impact last year, with its five-day power reserve and silicon parts. This year, an updated version, the BM13, has been introduced across the Clifton line of automatics and chronographs—and well as something a little more high-end in the Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar. This sees the BM13 fitted with a perpetual calendar module to bring a classic high complication to the modern movement. In addition to keeping track of the date, month and year accurately until March 2100, it also has a moonphase indicator.

Alongside the advancements afforded by the self-winding Baumatic calibre (which includes the aforementioned 5 days of power reserve and a service interval of seven years), the watch has a more traditional aesthetic. The warm white dial, blued hands and 42mm red gold case are a classic blend of contrast and harmony, exuding an old-school sense of sophistication and refinement.

Baume & Mercier

SIHH 2019 Recap

The 29th edition of Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) was another record-breaking one, counting 23,000 visitors over its four days. Geneva’s Palexpo convention centre was packed not only with people, but the latest about to be unleashed on the horological world from the 35 participating brands.

There were quite a few new beginnings and surprises. Ulysse Nardin reworked the iconic Freak, and Bovet’s debut introduced the fair to its historical pocket watch heritage. Vacheron Constantin and Hermes surprised with some truly innovative watchmaking, while Panerai showcased new limited editions that come with adventurous experiences attached. On their last appearances at SIHH, both Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille unveiled new collections—the former surprising with distinct and deliberate design, while the latter with a completely unexpected candy-themed range. 

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