Posted by: acejewelers | January 14, 2012

SIHH 2012: The new Capeland Flyback from Baume & Mercier

Character redefined – The new Capeland

Easily one of the most charismatic collections, Capeland is a watch that epitomizes seaside living, relaxed lifestyle, authenticity and strength of character. The Capeland, a long-loved line, is inspired by an historic single push-piece chronograph, circa, 1948. It features a curved case back and “chevé” shaped sapphire crystal reminiscent of early 19th century “galet” pocket watches, but updated with bold distinction. While Capeland has been a much-coveted timepiece, Baume & Mercier nonetheless has found ways to bring the emblematic Capeland watches to even new levels of appeal. Each emblematic Capeland watch houses a top-notch self-winding mechanical movement with the complex flyback chronograph function. The Bi-compax* caliber, manufactured by La Joux Perret, is meticulously finished with blued steel screws and a circular grained finish for the plate and bridges. The open-worked oscillating weight, adorned with the “Côtes de Genève” design and snailed décor, features the Greek Phi letter as a symbol of balance and perfection. The movement is visible via a transparent sapphire case back.

This year, to complete the Capeland steel emblematic offers, Baume & Mercier brings forth this enticing leader piece. Whereas in the past the steel Capeland emblematic watches had an off-white clear dial, this bold but sleek new piece features a black domed dial with contrasting gilt hands and tachymeter scale. This color combination, along with the light brown alligator with ecru stitching, brings a harmonious, incredibly enhanced look. The retro appeal of this watch, along with telemeter scale, classic Arabic numerals and “Breguet” type hands, makes it a timeless work of form and function. The ergonomic design offers extreme strap mobility for ultimate wearer comfort.

The new Capeland MOA10073 will be available from spring 2012.

*Compax is a registered trademark which does not belong to Baume & Mercier

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