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Baume & Mercier Baumatic

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PRESS RELEASE: 15 January, 2018

At SIHH 2018, Baume & Mercier came out with its very first mechanical self-winding movement called the Baumatic. Developed in collaboration with Manufacture Horlogère ValFleurier and the Richemont Research & Innovation teams, the movement responds to four sensitive fields of watchmaking: the issue of magnetic fields, the efficiency of the power reserve, accuracy and durability of the movement.

The parts of this watch are resistant to the effects of magnetic fields (up to 1500 Gauss) thanks to the use of silicon for the hairspring, the anchor and the escape wheel. The high-performance escapement is equipped with the Powerscape technology that is an anchor and an escapement wheel with a special geometry. Less friction reduces the need for lubrication and it results 30% more running time.

The hairspring also received Richemont Group’s TWINSPIR™ composite structure, making the movement more resistant to corrosion and less sensitive to small impacts, resulting in great accuracy over time. This also ensures an impressive 120 hour power reserve in this timepiece.

These along with the lubricants used result in much less maintenance interventions being necessary.

In terms of looks, The Clifton Baumatic exudes elegance with clean lines and shapes on a black or white dial attached to the wrist with an alligator strap, and the in-house movement visible through the case back.


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