Friday, August 31, 2012

Baume et Mercier - Historical Chronograph Moonphase

The nice folks at Baume et Mercier took pity on me while I sit on pins and needles waiting for news from the watch-care ICU on my Classima Chronograh.  They sent me some images from their archives of some truly beautiful pieces, and as it is a long holiday here in North America with many of you off for one last beach day, and because in many ways Baume et Mercier has become synonymous with beach life... and because not all of you are lucky enough to live here in Santa Barbara - where every day is a beach day (sorry!), I thought I'd share some of these with you -
Courtesy of Baume et Mercier
Of the images they sent, this is by far my favorite!  I do have a weakness for moon phases, and this one is right in my "wheelhouse"!  I think what I appreciate most about this is that it is complex without being vulgar.  Chronograph, day, date moon phase - DESIRE.

This is very clearly of a different era, but I also sincerely believe that it is the type of piece that could do well today.  Baume et Mercier if you're listening ; )

This one belongs to them, so I will have to keep looking.

Enjoy the last of the summer wine -

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