Baume & Mercier was founded as “Frères Baume” in 1830 by brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume, who opened the watch dealership in Les Bois, a village in the Swiss Jura. Keenly aware of the potential represented by new territories, the company set up a Branch in London under the name “Baume Brothers”. It soon expanded throughout the British Empire. By the late 19th century, the company had already acquired a solid international reputation as becoming an inescapable watchmaking player broad.
At the time, the brand was best known for its chronographs and grand complication models. The company won ten Grand Prix awards and seven gold medals at international exhibition across the entire world. Its timepieces demonstrated a rare accuracy. In 1892, Baume won a competition held by the Kew Observatory near London with a chronometer pocket-watch equipped with a tourbillon movement of which the precision was to remain unmatched for over ten years.
Brothers Louis-Victor i Célestin Baume, founders of the brand.
Baume Pocket Watches from 1869.
At the beginning of the 1920s, the company director William Baume joined forces with Paul Mercier. Together, they founded Baume & Mercier, Genève, in 1918. The firm soon became one of the most active in the field of wristwatches by offering remarkably balanced special-shaped models. In 1919, it was awarded the highest international distinction of the time in the shape of the “Poinçon de Genève” quality hallmark.
William Baume and Paul Mercier.
Since then and over the years, the firm has evolved steadily, consolidating its worldwide reputation and prestige as a traditional Swiss watch brand, which makes technical and aesthetic innovation its fundamental value.
In 1988 the company joined the Vendôme group, which would later become Richemont.
The current collection of BAUME MERCIER is a sample of contemporary and iconic men’s watches, such as the BAUMATIC CLIFTON, sport watches for urban men, such as the CLIFTON CLUB, or timeless classic wtaches for men and women, such as the CLASSIMA:
CLIFTON BAUMATIC. Automatic, chronometer certified.
Movement B&M Baumatic BM13-1975A. Ref M0A10436.
Andorra retail price: 2.520 €
CLIFTON CLUB. Automatic. Ref. M0A10486.
Movement B&M Baumatic BM13-1975A.
Andorra retail price: 1.890 €
A varied range of watches, which combine the prestige of the purest Swiss watchmaking tradition with the modernity of its innovative and timeless designs.