Baume & Mercier and Passione Engadina - life is about moments

Because cars and watches have more in common than you can imagine.

Baume & Mercier and Passione Engadina - life is about moments

Life is about moments and Baume & Mercier know exactly how to catch them. This is the reason why the luxury brand will be signing on for a third consecutive year as a partner – indeed, as the principal sponsor – of Passione Engadina. The event that assembles automobile aficionados, all driven by a love of Italian collectors’ cars.

This year’s edition honors the car manufacturer Alfa Romeo with five categories: cars manufactured before 1945; from 1946 to 1960; from 1961 to 1970; from 1971 to 1980; and sportscars.


Some hundred cars and 250 international participants are gearing up for thrills. For the first time the rally will cross Austria and Italy along Reschen Pass, at 1504 m of altitude between Tyrol and the province of Bolzano.


Baume & Mercier will award the first-place winners of each category with a Capeland chronograph. The limited-edition watch – created especially for Passione Engadina – is inspired by the vintage 1948 mono-push-piece chronograph of the Baume & Mercier museum. The models stands out with its subtle, traditional look, of an elegance that emphasizes the retro charm of the composition.

The design of this 44 mm watch features a domed matte white dial in a retro style, Arabic numerals, and elegant, blued steel Breguet hands with hollow moon tips, while the red hands of the chronograph add a sporting touch to the timepiece. The telemeter and tachymeter of this fully loaded watch enable it to measure not only distance but also speed. Capeland also features a self-winding mechanical movement made in Switzerland. The Flyback function makes it easy to time a rally.


With unparalleled elegance, this timepiece is mounted on a black alligator strap lined with rubber-like red calfskin, finished with a pin buckle and engraved with the Passione Engadina logo. Because cars and watches have more in common than you can imagine - a unique relationship with time, a passion for exquisite mechanics, the art of precision and of increasingly perfected techniques, and absolute concentration.

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