Watches26.07.2017

Clifton Club | The “Gentlesportsmen”™

By Baume & Mercier

THE “GENTLESPORTSMEN”

Fair play, camaraderie, respect, team spirit, friendship, sharing and surpassing oneself: “sport” brilliantly portrays the meaning of masculinity. The days when sport simply meant, sweat and competition, are over. Today, men love participating in sport just as much for its health benefits and social dimension as for the positive values and sense of elegance it promotes.

A sport is not only about the time spent on the field or court. Celebrating a triumphant win, or suffering a grueling loss brings the team together. Today, playing a sport is a time to share efforts, work out strategies and set personal and collaborative goals. This is the new spirit of sports and the “gentlesportsmen” who play.

With this rallying spirit, Baume & Mercier unveiled its new collection of Clifton Club timepieces. The Clifton Club is as multitalented as a “gentlesportsman” who grasps everything life has to offer without watching the clock. Designed for adventure, resolutely contemporary, refined and athletic, the Clifton Club elegantly portrays this new spirit of sport while upholding traditional watchmaking principles. The Clifton Club timepiece is accurate, high performing and robust, with an athletic look and a stylish shape.

THE “CLUB”

With this in mind, Baume & Mercier has created a community of “gentlesportsmen”: ambassadors from the international world of sports who embody these values and this spirit. This is more than a collection of sports watches: with the Clifton Club, Baume & Mercier wants to share a human experience with as many people as possible. Here, we introduce you to these motivated sportsmen who have chosen the Clifton Club as a symbol of belonging to a community in which sport is, above all, a pleasure.

THE FILM

The Clifton Club film conveys the spirit of a “club” comprised of accomplished athletes who enjoy life and all it has to offer. Values of camaraderie, simplicity and true elegance are at the heart of the Baume & Mercier, alongside those who wear the timepieces:

The individuals featured in the film are sportsmen who are friends in real life. This ensures authenticity in capturing the spirit of Clifton Club. There is nobody better than a group of passionate athletes who embody the beauty of movement and the pleasure gained from practicing their discipline beyond the competitive world.

To create this “club”, Baume & Mercier identified highly motivated and true sportsmen, many of whom also work with charities and remain accessible in their local communities; individuals with whom all men can easily identify. The Clifton Club watch has become a symbol of belonging to this male community with its urban yet sporting lifestyle.

CLIFTON CLUB

High-end finishes, sporty attributes In all its versions, the Clifton watch radiates its status as a champion. All finishes are carried out by hand, with the greatest respect for Geneva’s watchmaking traditions: the beveled edge is polished and the top is satin-brushed, along with the caseband on the all-steel versions. These contrasting polished and satin finishes highlight the elegant bevel that runs around the case. The black version in sand-blasted ADLC steel gives this timepiece a confident, virile, matte look.

As the finishing touch, the engraved knurled steel bezel is unidirectional to avoid false readings if turned the wrong way, and it projects slightly for easier handling. A rotating bezel with 120 notches provides ultimate precision with two notches per second. Here too, Baume & Mercier has left nothing to chance: with the double finish, polished on the edges and sand-blasted in the center, the bezel of the Clifton really stands out. The numerals are filled by hand with long-lasting lacquer in orange, or in black for the all-steel and leather versions. An ADLC steel ring is integrated to the black version, and a steel/aluminum ring for the blue version.

 

Technical Specifications

 

REFERENCE M0A10338

1

MOVEMENT

Automatic (Sellita SW200)  

Jewels: 26

Power reserve: 48 hours

Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 vph)

FUNCTIONS

H/M/S, Date
CASE

Round

Diameter: 42 mm

Thickness: 10.3 mm

Polished & satin-finished stainless steel

Protected crown, screw-in crown

Unidirectional rotating bezel in stainless steel

Antiglare scratch-resistant sapphire crystal  

Screw-down full case back with Clifton Club’s blazon decor
DIAL

Opalin black

Riveted indexes and Phi symbol with Superluminova® C1, green emission

Rhodium-plated H/M hands and orange seconds hand with Superluminova® C1, green emission

Riveted flange with orange side
STRAP

Black “All Road” calfskin embossed with exclusive sailcloth pattern

Reverse turned edge rubberized orange calfskin lining 
BUCKLE

Triple folding buckle with security push-pieces  
WATER-RESISTANCE

10 ATM (approx. 100m)

 

 

REFERENCE M0A10339  

2

MOVEMENT

Automatic (Sellita SW200)  

Jewels: 26

Power reserve: 48 hours

Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 vph)
FUNCTIONS

H/M/S, Date
CASE

Round

Diameter: 42 mm

Thickness: 10.3 mm

Sandblasted stainless steel-ADLC

Black unidirectional rotating bezel in steel-ADLC

Antiglare scratch-resistant sapphire crystal  

Screw-down full case back with Clifton Club’s blazon decor
DIAL

Opalin black

Riveted indexes and Phi symbol with Superluminova® C1, green emission

Rhodium-plated H/M hands and orange seconds hand with Superluminova® C1, green emission

Riveted flange with orange side
STRAP

Black vulcanized rubber strap with gills
BUCKLE

Stainless steel pin Buckle 
WATER-RESISTANCE

10 ATM (approx. 100m)

 

 

REFERENCE M0A10340  

3

MOVEMENT

Automatic (Sellita SW200)  

Jewels: 26

Power reserve: 48 hours

Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 vph)
FUNCTIONS

H/M/S, Date
CASE

Round

Diameter: 42 mm

Thickness: 10.3 mm

Polished & satin-finished stainless steel

Black unidirectional rotating bezel in steel-adlc

Antiglare scratch-resistant sapphire crystal  

Screw-down full case back with Clifton Club’s blazon decor
DIAL

Opalin black

Riveted indexes and Phi symbol with Superluminova® C1, green emission

Rhodium-plated H/M hands and orange seconds hand with Superluminova® C1, green emission

Riveted flange with orange side
BRACELET

3-row polished & satin-finished stainless steel 
CLASO

Triple folding clasp with security push-pieces 
WATER-RESISTANCE

10 ATM (approx. 100m)

 


 

 






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