Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tourneau Exclusive Limited Edition from Baume & Mercier

I started out my watch career at Tourneau in San Francisco.  I remember a lot of reps coming in, some nicer than others.  I must say that whoever the Baume & Mercier rep for our district back in 2003 was probably one of the nicest people I ever met, and he in turn inspired me to pursue a job in the industry.
Courtesy of Baume & Mercier 

So it was a bit like "bringing it all back home" when I got this press release this morning.  Nice to see my former employers partnering on such a cool limited edition!  Here are the details -

Global watch brand, Baume & Mercier, known for its strong heritage of offering classic watches for today's men and women, is raising the bar yet again.  After the success of its first limited-edition watch at US Tourneau stores in 2012, the brand poises to introduce its first limited-edition Capeland Worldtimer, reference #10135, this October. This watch features a stunning blue dial and will have the unique capacity to convey 24 time zones.

The Capeland collection continues to be one of Baume & Mercier's most popular; and now this esteemed men's collection of sport-chic watches is elevated even further with the introduction of this limited production Worldtimer. This distinguished 44mm, steel watch was not only made with the highest level of craftsmanship, but its rich blue dial separates it from others in its category.  

"This beautiful, emblematic watch was designed for the sophisticated gentleman looking for a handsome, comfortable watch that also keeps him on time while he travels the globe," stated Rudy Chavez, President, Baume & Mercier North America.

The Capeland Worldtimer #10135 will retail for $8,300 and will be available at select Tourneau stores nationwide in October 2013.  It will be considered the ultimate holiday gift for any man who has a deep appreciation for travel as well as classic, elegant timepieces.
Technical details The Capeland 10135 is a stainless steel, 44 mm automatic timepiece with a 24 time zone indicator. It features a blue dial, arabic nurmerals, "Breguet"-type hands with a sapphire crystal case back. The case back also indicates "Limited Edition 1 out of 100" engraving. Its case is a polished and satin-finished steel with an anti-glare face. It is finished with a premium quality black alligator strap with a pin buckle.

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