|Quick specs Baume & Mercier Clifton Perpetual Calendar (red gold)
Price: € 19.900 | $ 21,000
Size: 42 mm
Timepieces with a perpetual calendar are often very pricy. But not this one. The Baume & Mercier Clifton Perpetual Calendar is rather affordable with a price around 20,000 dollars or euros.
Inside the 18K red gold case is a self-winding Vaucher calibre 5401 with a Dubois Depraz 5100 module for the perpetual calendar function. This module is used by many brands for their perpetual calendar. It handles the Gregorian calendar with its 31, 30 or 28-day months and the periodic return of February 29th in such a way that the Baume & Mercier Clifton Perpetual Calendar only needs its next date correction on March 1, 2100. Which is a non-leap year that appears three centuries out of four. This is possible by the mechanical memory of 1,461 days, which is the equivalent of four years.
The Baume & Mercier Clifton Perpetual Calendar is quite affordable for such a fine complication
The dial shows hours, minutes and at the 12 o’clock position you will find the month and an extra ring in the sub dial for leap years. At 3 o’clock is the date, at 6 o’clock are the small seconds and moon phase and at 9 you will find the days of the week. Hour, minutes and seconds hands, markers and Arabic numerals are all crafted from gold. The indications of the month, date and day have blued hands for enhanced legibility.
Looking at the complete Clifton collection a stainless steel version might be launched as well.
technical data Baume & Mercier Clifton Perpetual Calendar (red gold)
Manufacture automatic Vaucher 5401 with Dubois Depraz 5100 module | Thickness: 4.2 mm | Jewels: 29 | Frequency: 3Hz, 21’600 vph | Blued steel screws | Bridges with Cotes de Genève | Circular-grained plate oscillating weight adorned with snailed décor and Phi symbol | Perpetual calendar (day, week, month, bissextile year, moon phase) | Power-reserve: 48 hours
|Case & dial:
42 mm | Polished & satin-finished 18K red gold | Thickness: 11.2 mm | Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal | Sapphire case back secured with screws | Domed opaline silver-colored dial | 18K red gold Arabic numerals and indexes | Gilt and blued steel hands | Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Black alligator leather | 18K red gold pin buckle
|Price Baume & Mercier Clifton Perpetual Calendar (red gold):
€ 19.900 | $ 21,000