Baume & Mercier unveiled its the iconic collection, Hampton, at this year’s Watches & Wonders, paying tribute to Art Déco. The collection reveals new silhouettes and offers shapes that pay tribute to the world-renowned architectural movement of the 1920s. In the image of the trends of that era, the curves of the Hampton watch take precedence over right angles and give beauty to the light gliding on smooth surfaces.
The new pieces feature polished steel cases available in three sizes:
35 x 22.2 mm (small)
43 x 27.5 mm (medium)
48 x 31 mm (large)
The self-winding timepieces have a sapphire back with four screws, while the quartz versions have a closed back. The dials, protected by a domed sapphire crystal, feature contemporary Arabic numerals emphasised by riveted indexes and accentuated by sword-shaped hands. The diamond set dial in white mother-of-pearl, opaline silver, and sunray satin-polished blue dials.
The watches are driven by a new- generation quartz movement with an optimised 7-year reliability. The men’s timepieces come to life with the three-hand self-winding movements, of which the oscillating mass of the hour, minute and small seconds hands is decorated with the “Côtes de Genève” design. Depending on the model, each watch features a 38 or 42 hour power reserve. The passing time appears on silver-tone and grained dials with various opaline textures. A bicolour black and grey minute track structures the entire dial.
Every accent of these newpieces showcases the spirit of Art Déco movement, on both the ladies’ and men’s pieces.
The Hampton is also available in a version featuring a large date with dual time zone and day/night indicator. The piece has a 42-hour power reserve. The self- winding Soprod TT651 movement is enhanced with a “Côtes de Genève” design.
Movement: Quartz (MHH057), Automatic (ETA 2671)
Case: Rectangle; Polished stainless steel; Scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal; Full case back; Open case back secured with 4 screws
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds; small seconds, date