Baume & Mercier’s new My Classima line is a lesson in high-end and affordable watchmaking
For many people, a beautifully made Swiss timepiece has always made a thoughtful and lasting gift to mark a special occasion – and nowhere is this more keenly celebrated than by luxury watch brand Baume & Mercier. With its ‘Life is About Moments’ slogan, it has made a name for itself creating affordable, high-quality watches that are perfect for giving.
This year, the brand builds on this theme with its new My Classima range – a family of timeless and versatile wristwatches in its popular Classima collection. Like the Classima, itself inspired by a 1940s timepiece in the brand’s archive, the My Classima models feature classic Roman numerals, date windows and sleek cases that sit comfortably on the wrist.
Designed with both men and women in mind, the new line comes in three steel case sizes – 31mm, 36.5mm and 40mm – all housing quartz movements. Each model comes on a chic steel bracelet or a genuine leather strap in either black (on the 40mm case size) or navy blue (36.5mm or 31mm).
At Goldsmiths this month, we’re proud to offer a selection of My Classima models, online and in-store. Here we pick out our favourite pieces so you can treat that special someone in your life, whatever the occasion.
Blue dial timepieces have really made their mark on the watch world and this handsome 40mm watch for gents is right on trend thanks to its glorious sun satin blue dial (there’s also a matte white option). Design-wise, it’s a classic dress watch: think open, legible dial, black leather strap and a polished stainless steel case that’s just 5.95mm thick – meaning it’ll slip under a shirt cuff with ease. Inside ticks a Swiss-made quartz movement, which powers a useful date aperture at 3 o’clock. The watch is water resistant to 50m.
If your lady is celebrating a milestone moment in her life, help her remember the occasion forever with this elegant wristwatch in polished stainless steel. The dainty 31mm case features a simple white dial with steel Roman numerals and indexes, beneath which ticks a quartz movement. The case boasts scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and a full steel back.