Engaged in a constant quest for quality, Baume & Mercier introduces its first in-house mechanical self-winding caliber
The self-winding Baumatic movement ensures optimal reliability. In addition to 120 hours (5 days) of autonomy, Clifton Baumatic watches offer great chronometric precision (–4/+6 seconds per day for the COSC-certified models). They resist to the main magnetic fields of daily life. These models only require maintenance service once every seven years rather than three to five years recommended for a traditional watch. Any high watchmaking aficionado will appreciate these remarkable achievements. The Clifton Baumatic features a diverse range of models, works as well with a formal business attire as with shirt and jeans.
The Clifton Baumatic collection marks a new era for Baume & Mercier. Quality, reliability and performance need no translation.
LEARN ABOUT THE BAUMATIC™ CALIBER
This new caliber responds to the real problems encountered by self-winding watches, and provides innovative solutions in four distinct fields:
- Power reserve
- Chronometric accuracy
- Sensitivity to magnetic fields
The power reserve of a standard watch movement ranges from 40 to 70 hours when it is fully wound.
All the Baume & Mercier watches equipped with the Baumatic™ movement have a high-performance 120-hour power reserve, i.e. 5 days.
A standard watch requires regular time-setting, from the instance its daily variation in precision is around 20 to 30 seconds per day.
In addition to its COSC-certified chronometer model, all of the Baume & Mercier watches equipped with the Baumatic™ movement are adjusted to a precision rate of -4/+6 seconds per day and offer a stable level of precision throughout the whole of the power reserve.
There are many effects that may be caused by magnetic fields: the most common being the movement suddenly stopping or a loss of precision.
The Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic™ watch is resistant to at least 1,500 Gauss, a resistance 25x higher than the current ISO norm.
A watch movement is a complex mechanism comprising numerous mobile miniature components. Their perpetual interaction results in friction and wear, which can be minimized by lubrication, a delicate issue in any watch movement.
The quality of the various lubricants for the Baumatic™ movement make it possible to prolong the maintenance service intervals beyond the generally recommended five years.