|Brand:||Baume & Mercier|
|Material:||Gold and stainless steel|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||38mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||44mm|
Baume & Mercier Genève, antimagnetic, manual chronograph with rare dial, a third intersection register at center allowing for reading of chronograph at center or at edge by the tachymeter scale. The dial is black and original with gold graphics. The hands are in gold and original. The hands for the second chronometer and minute chronometer are in red. It is a snap-back original case in stainless steel with “Fond acier inoxydable” number 524089 and “Baume & Mercier Genève”. The size of the watch is 38mm and pretty unusual for this period. The watch comes with a Teju brown lizard hand made “Fait main” band.
In 1834, the Baume family founded the company “Baume Freres”. In 1844, Joseph Celestin Baume went to England to set up business relations whom opened doors to introduce watches signed “Waterloo”, “Diviko” and “Sirdar” to new markets. In 1893, the company won the timing competition at the Kew-Teddington observatory with a score of 91.9 out of 100. In 1912, William Baume met with Paul Mercier and in 1918 formed the establishment of “Baume & Mercier” in Geneva. After the war Constantin de Gorski joins the company and focus on conventional men’s watches, sports-chronographs and ladies jewelry watches. In 1965, Piaget took over the company. From the 1970’s the company invest on quartz movement. In 1993, the Cartier Group became sole owners of Piaget and Baume & Mercier.
Movement Landeron 48 with 17 jewels.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 38mm
Length including lugs: 44mm