The Clifton Club has immediately arisen inside the Baume & Mercier range as a moderate line of sports watches, frequently with very smart styling and noteworthy wearability. Here we have two new chronographs – one incompletely openworked and coming on a calfskin lash (Scout), the other with a strong dial and a hardened steel bracelet (Chief). Both of these deliveries, named after famous Indian Motorcycles models, are controlled by unshakable if universal Valjoux 7750 developments and highlight plentiful plan signs referring to Baume & Mercier’s marketing association with Indian Motorcycles.
Last Year's Clifton Clubs
While the current year’s Clifton Club discharges center around dashing chronographs, a year ago was about plunge watches. Look at Stephen’s active glance at the first Clifton Club assortment here.
Why This Watch Matters
If you’re into cruisers, particularly in the event that you own an Indian, these chronographs are likely something that you will need to think about. From the adapted stabilizer on the seconds hand of each model to the caseback decorated with the Indian Motorcycles logo, these watches have heaps of configuration signals woven into them. On the nineteenth of every month, the date plate peruses 1901 after Indian’s establishing date, with the zero and one in addendum, in lieu of the standard 19. I need to say, I’ve never seen a date window fused into a restricted version watch plan in very thusly, so focuses for innovativeness there. In any case, for most watch fans understanding this, these embellishments, and in fact the organization with Indian, are presumably not liable to represent the deciding moment a purchasing decision.
I truly like the Clifton generally speaking. There’s a ton of significant worth and energy to be found in some of the watches in this reach. I’ve considered claiming one myself as an energetic end of the week watch. It was this rendition here, which Stephen went hands on with a year ago. Yet, back to the current watches. The previously mentioned configuration signs from Indian Motorcycles are undoubtedly striking, to where somebody who didn’t realize that Baume & Mercier makes watches and Indian makes cruisers may ponder who the maker is. Additionally, at 44mm in diameter, the Clifton Club Indian Legend Tribute is at the extremely high finish of what I would actually wear. In any case, for the bigger wristed among you, this may be a plus.
Brand: Baume & Mercier
Model: Clifton Club Legend Tributes (Chief & Scout)
Reference Number: MOA 10403 (Chief), MOA 10402 (Scout)
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Opaline dark with snailed dark chronograph counters (Scout), opaline dark with snailed silver-hued chronograph counters
Indexes: Riveted indexes
Lume: Green Super-LumiNova
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Calfskin tie (Scout), hardened steel bracelet (Chief)
The Chief highlights a shut dial and a tempered steel bracelet.
Caliber: Valjoux 7750
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Valuing & Availability
Price: $3,750 (Scout), $3,900 (Chief)
Availability: Pre-deal on the Baume & Mercier site starts January 15; in stores in April
Limited Edition: 1901 of each
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The Chief has an in part opened dial and a fitting caseback engraving.