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If there is a watch that combines time with the perpetual calendar and moon phase function, which reflects the elegant feeling and not complicated experience, it must be a Baume&Mercier Clifton Series watch—M0A10306.

The classic rose gold case is round bringing together traditional craftsmanship and modern style. Uniquely shaped lugs and the double beveled design of side are inspired by the delicate lines of an antique watch at that time. Equipped with the automatic mechanical movement, the watch can provide a long-lasting power for the owner. The 18K red gold case and crocodile leather strap are both classic and elegant, showing the essential features of high-end watches, and reflecting the strong urban style and retro charm. Today, I will introduce people to the Baume&Mercier Clifton Series Perpetual Calendar watch.

The watch has a white dial that contrasts well with the rose gold trims. And there is no extra decoration on the dial other than the function display. The watch has almost 4 function panels at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock, and 12 o’clock: date display, moon phase display, week display, and month display window. The four small dials are neatly arranged for easy reading. And the blue steel hands also make the calendar function more prominent. Through the hollow case back of watch, people can see the trajectory of the Vaucher 5401 automatic movement, meeting the curiosity of consumers.

The curve between the case and the strap is beautiful and harmonious, and it is comfortable to wear. It is a classic chronograph watch that can stand the test of time.

The embedded crown with coin grain and fine polished buckle have a letter logo Φ of brand. Each of the finely crafted details reveals an unparalleled aesthetic. With a black alligator leather strap, the watch is comfortable to wear and more gentle.

Basic information
Movement type: automatic machinery
Movement thickness: 4.2 mm
Vibration frequency: 21600 oscillations per hour
Number of stones: 29
Power reserve: 48 hours
Exterior
Dial diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 11.2 mm
Back: sapphire crystal case back
Waterproof depth: 50 meters
Material
Case: 18k rose gold, polished/satin finish
Dial / crown / clasp: 18k red gold
Hands: gold plated, special
Mirror: sapphire crystal glass
Strap: crocodile skin
Features
Date display, week display, month display, moon phase

Comments:
The Baume & Mercier Clifton Series perpetual calendar 18K rose gold complex wrist watch is a high-level complex craft in modern society. It combines the exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship and extraordinary creativity of Baume & Mercier. What’s more, this watch has an elegant appearance and a modern sense of style, which can bring out personal charm. Since the watch is limited, it is important to seize the opportunity and not to regret it.

In the field of watchmaking, the innovation of movement is also the replacement of watch. The advent of a new movement is always able to quickly attract the attention of consumers and become the focus among the watches. Such as the Baume & Mercier watch.

Baumatic™ BM12-1975A self-made movement was first assembled on the new Creton series of brand. Although there is no gorgeous and luxurious appearance, its extraordinary performance, as well as simple and elegant temperament are impressive.

The upgrade of simple and modern belong to Baume & Mercier
In terms of appearance, the new Creton series Baumatic™ watch has been upgraded accordingly. In addition to the elegant style of the classic watch, more fine grinding, showing the more full and soft feeling to the case. White ceramic dial makes the new Clifton Baumatic™ watch is clearly differentiated from the previous model, giving the wearer a unique sense of quality.

Details display
40mm diameter stainless steel case with polished front and brushed sides is unique. Engraved with the logo pattern of the celebrity watch, the stainless steel crown is located on one side of the watch that is surrounded by a non-slip texture to make adjustment easier.

The curvature of rounded case extends to the lugs. Slightly curved lugs with ergonomically setting allows the watch to fit the wrist well.

The texture of white ceramic dial is gentle. And intuitive with rivet-type thin markers and the sword needle offer a clear view to the customers. There is a calendar display window at 3 o’clock, adding a practical function to the simple dial.

Through the hollow design back cover, the appearance of the new movement will come to the fore, revealing the mechanical charm hidden inside the watch. As the first self-produced movement, the Baumatic™ BM12-1975A has outstanding features both in terms of technology and appearance. Under the unique polishing pattern, this movement has obvious difference with others, which guarantees the recognition and quality of the movement. It also has a power reserve of 120 hours (almost 5 days), and the watch can still maintain precise travel time after five days of placement, which is also a great convenience.

The blue strap highlights the style and elegance of the watch. Crocodile leather is decorated with the same color stitching providing a more comfortable experience and a unique overall enjoyment. The traditional stainless steel buckle is convenient for wearing and it is full of security.

Summary:
Compared to the same level of watches, the new Baume & Mercier Creston Baumatic™ watch offers significant advantages both in terms of performance and price. More significant, coupled with a simple, elegant appearance, it can also be formal and casual that is a better wrist choice this year.

Louis Bleriot, a Frenchman, flew across the English Channel from Calais to Dover with his Zenith watch in 1909. The big event helped Zenith Manufacture become well known. A Zenith watch accompanied Fearless Felix Baumgartner to break the sound barrier, in freefall in 2012. Whether in the past or at present, Zenith stays true to mission. Combining watchmaking tradition with innovative technology, Zenith creates a number of Pilot watches to tribute the aviation. Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Extra Special series was unveiled at Baselworld 2018, including 4 models. The model I like is Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Extra Special Bronze 29.2430.4069/57.C808.

Case in bronze brings us back to the beginning of last century. Different the ordinary bronze, it is the high antimagnetic alloy bronze, off magnetic interference. Zenith Pilot Collection is designed for the aviation, so the place at 9 O’clock for case is engraved with “HB-×××”. What does it mean? “HB” refers to the registration code of Swiss Civil Air, and the number behind “HB” refers to the serial number. The size, 45mm×14.25mm, is more suitable for men on leisure occasions. The oversized, bronze case highlights manly power better. With the hue of dark blue, wisdom and elegance stand out. To echo to the bronze case, besides the main color-white, yellow and rose gold adorn the matte blue dial. The design for two sub-dials looks more harmonious and balanceable. The small seconds displays at 9 O’clock, and the other is 30-minute counter. The long timing buttons and the onion-shaped crown were used in the early pilot watches, and now, they apply to the new version. What vintage but stylish the design is!

Both sides of the domed sapphire crystal are filmed with anti-glare treatment, so users get high readability at any angle. Oversized hour markers and hands are filled with white Super-LumiNova®. they are extremely clear through sapphire crystal in the dark condition. Case-back is engraved with Zenith flying instruments logo tribute to Montre D’Aeronef Type 20. Blue oily nubuck leather strap with white stitches echoes to the design for the matte blue dial. With protective rubber lining, the strap fits all wrists, comfortable and durable.

Due to the sealed back, we can’t appreciate the inner movement,but it cannot denied that El Primero 4069 is a reliable, precise mechanical movement. Thanks for El Primero, Zenith takes a place in the competitive watchmaking market. In-house El Primero with self winding is not only the featured movement but one of the most famous movements. It features 36,600 frequency and accuracy up to 1/10s. Nowadays, it still is an accurate leading quantity-production movement. Zenith Pilot 29.2430.4069/57.C808 is equipped with El Primero 4069, column-wheel chronograph mechanical movement.