Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Blue Review
The functionality, comfort and sporty elegance of the Baume & Mercier Clifton Club collection add to the exclusive neo-retro charm of this version with a bronze case, presented about a year ago (2019) and available in 4 variants: over to the one with the opal blue dial shown above, there are the versions with black, chocolate and green dial, in any case protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and equipped with applied indexes and hour, minute and second hands treated with SuperLuminova C1 with white emission; semi-instantaneous date with rapid correction at 3 o’clock and logo of the Maison of Geneva, the greek letter “PHI” chosen as a symbol of balance, at 12 o’clock. The glossy / satin case measures 42 mm / 1,65 inch in diameter by 10,3 mm / 0,40 inch thick, it has a simple and linear design and is equipped with a screw-down crown, as well as a unidirectional rotating bezel with a black aluminum insert and a luminescent blue triangle at 12 o’clock for calculating dive times.
The design of the Baume & Mercier Clifton Club suggested by the bronze case, which tends towards diving, is not denied: the degree of waterproofing guaranteed is equal to 10 atmospheres of pressure. The screwed steel caseback, with the shield representing the Clifton Club logo in the center, houses the reliable mechanical movement with automatic winding caliber ETA 2892-A2 of 11 lines and 1/2 in diameter for 3,6 mm / 0,14 inch thick and whose characteristics can be summarized in 21 rubies, 28,000 alternations per hour equivalent to a frequency of 4 Hz, second stop device, 42 hours of power reserve, bidirectional oscillating weight. The Clifton Club with a blue dial features a chromatically tuned rubber strap with a pin buckle: but like all the variants of the “Bronze” series, it is also equipped with an additional brown calfskin strap. The Baume & Mercier Clifton Club is available for € 2,600.
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