|Brand:||Baume & Mercier|
|Material:||Solid 18K gold|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||33mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||39mm|
Beautiful Baume & Mercier Classima in solid 18K gold. The watch comes with a white guilloche dial surrounded by black Roman numerals. The date comes at 3 o’clock. Engraved “automatic” at 6 o’clock. The watch has sword hands with silver color. The crown has the Baume & Mercier logo. The case is in solid 18K gold and comes with a beautiful exhibition sapphire crystal back. It is case number 4808095-65636 and is waterproof 30 meters. It has all the marks. The movement is Automatic with engraved “Baume & Mercier – BM 11892A” (ETA 2892A2) – Swiss and 21 jewels. The watch comes with its original Baume & Mercier buckle and black band. Original papers and box. The watch is in perfect working condition.
The company was founded in 1841 by Florentine A. Jones in the small town of Rummey in the United States. When he turned 14, Jones moved to Boston to work with watchmakers and then move again in 1868 to Schaffhausen. His goal was to make cheap pocket watches for the US market using the industrial techniques. In 1869, he signed a lease with Johann Heinrich Moser where 2 years later the first pocket watches were produced. 1875 was the year of the first company bankruptcy followed by a second bankruptcy in 1879. Then the company is acquired by the Swiss industrial family Rauschenbach. In 1978, Instek AG bought the company. In 2000, the company is sold again to the Richemont group. Calibers of the brand are mythical as the “Jones”, “Mega” or “Pellaton”. IWC brand is particularly known in the world of aviation with the model “Mark 11”. IWC has also worked with “Porsche Design” and today IWC is particularly famous for this “Portuguese” model.
The movement is Automatic with engraved “Baume & Mercier – BM 11892A” (ETA 2892A2) and 27 jewels. Frequency is 28,800 bph and the power reserve is 42 hours.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 33mm
Length including lugs: 39mm