Clayton Series 1892 Flying Tourbillon Watch
Baume & Mercier unveiled the Clayton Series 1892 Flying Tourbillon Watch for the first time at the first Asian watch international salon-Watches & Wonders exhibition. This watch is limited to 30 pieces for the purpose of presenting the best of Swiss haute horology, and once again to show the world that Baume & Mercier, the seventh oldest brand in the watchmaking industry today, has the expertise in manufacturing precision and complex watches Superb craftsmanship.
Since its establishment in 1830, Baume & Mercier has always adhered to the concept of ‘aestheticism and only manufactures watches of the highest quality’, which is also truly reflected in the latest watches of the Crichton series. This watch with a special manual winding mechanical movement is speed-controlled by a flying tourbillon. The technology is complex and the time is accurate. It is worthy of the heritage of the brand of high-end timepieces. : The brand has won 10 awards and 7 gold medals at each World Expo in the 19th century, and has stood out in various precision timepiece competitions in the 20th century. This exclusive watch also highlights the excellence of Baume & Mercier’s ‘établissage’ art, an ancient way of watchmaking that dates back to the time before the advent of watchmaking factories.
Tourbillon Making History
This way of designing and manufacturing watches has been around for a long time, and Baume & Mercier watches now carry it forward. Baume & Mercier used this method of watchmaking in 1892 to make a watch without a key, whose speed was adjusted by a tourbillon. This delicate mechanical structure consists of a frame that rotates once a minute, and the rotation can offset the balance of the balance wheel, which significantly improves the accuracy of the watch. The tourbillon’s manufacturing process was complex and difficult to adjust. This was an amazing pioneering work at the time. Only the top watchmaking workshops were able to equip watches with such amazing devices and participate in precision timepiece competitions.
At that time, Baume & Mercier opened a branch in the UK, headed by Célestin Baume (brother of Louis-Victor). The second-generation heir Alcide Baume showed this tourbillon watch at the Royal Observatory Competition in 1892, achieving a high score of 91.9. With this impressive achievement, this masterpiece of watches has become the world’s most accurate watch for the next 10 years.
To pay tribute to this extraordinary precision timepiece with a glorious past, Baume & Mercier launched the Clayton series 1892 flying tourbillon watch, limited to 30 pieces. This watch is unique and exquisite, embodying the essence of fine watchmaking. As a luxury brand with affordable prices, Baume & Mercier has a proud and glorious history, and was once listed in the Davoine watchmaking brand list as one of Geneva’s four major watch manufacturers.
The Clifton 1892 flying tourbillon watch is made of 18K red gold and is an extraordinary treasure in the same series.
Equipped with a hand-wound mechanical movement (P591) made by Fleurier Valley Watch Factory and speed controlled by a flying tourbillon, this watch fully complies with the brand’s tradition of making fascinating and complex timepieces. Passing on the essence of Swiss watchmaking. Its high-quality finishes, ratchets of winding devices that draw inspiration from traditional pocket watches, the ‘Geneva ornamentation’ on the bridge, and the pearl round patterns on the machine are all assembled by the same watchmaker. The transparent sapphire crystal case back has a clear view. This watch, made in accordance with traditional craftsmanship, has been reinterpreted and perfectly integrated into modern style. Its power reserve is 50 hours. The silver-white dial with 18K red gold rivet-applied digital engraving and hour markers. Through the 9 o’clock window that is not covered by the bridge, you can enjoy the delicate flying tourbillon every minute. Rotate for a week.
Baume & Mercier Design Studio equips this large-scale movement with an atmospheric case-45.5 mm in diameter, which fits the wrist perfectly.
The “chevé” shaped mirror and curved lugs give the watch a refined and elegant look, and continue the classic style of the collection. This sophisticated timepiece is sophisticated and yet understated. It is limited to 30 pieces, and it is equipped with a hand-stitched alligator leather strap that is opened with a pin buckle.