Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Baume & Mercier Creates Historical Perspective at TimeCrafters 2012

Baume et Mercier was one of the brands that participated in the recent Timecrafters event.  Here's the scoop straight from the source -
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Among the pieces that made their US debut were a stunning silver pocket watch with key-wound mechanical movement from 1915; a creative art nouveau style women’s platinum watch set with diamonds, circa 1925 and a 1940 square watch crafted in 18-karat yellow gold with a leather strap.  This beautiful timepiece served as the inspiration piece for the now iconic Hampton Collection.

Other men's highlights included a 1960 watch that was the inspiration for the brand’s highly regarded Capeland Collection. Also dating to 1960 was a pink gold watch with leather strap and chronograph with a hand-winding mechanical movement.
Courtesy of Baume et Mercier
In the women's category, the brand exhibited two stunning women’s watches from 1950: A cylindrically shaped Marquise watch with a hand-wound mechanical movement crafted in 18-karat yellow gold, set with diamonds; and a petite, steel square watch with a hand-wound mechanical movement and white leather strap.  Lastly, on display was a piece from 1998 – the first Linea watch, created in gold-plate with a gold bracelet and housing a quartz movement. This watch was the inspiration for the newest Linea Collection.

Guests at TimeCrafters enjoyed a truly unique experience courtesy of Baume & Mercier.  This exhibition showcased rarely seen historical museum pieces that elegantly profile the brand's rich history and timelessly superb craftsmanship.  

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