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Baume & Mercier Riviera Watches
- About Baume & Mercier
- About Baume & Mercier Riviera
- Date Function
- Case Material
- Case Dimension
- Case Back
- Strap Materials
- Water Resistance
- Additional Questions
In 1830, Baume & Mercier was founded as “Frères Baume” by two brothers called Célestin Baume and Louis-Victor. They opened a watch dealership in a village called Les Bois, located in the Swiss Jura region in western Switzerland close to the French and German border. Baume & Mercier – originally Frères Baume, grew rapidly as a result of innovations and extraordinary good reputation.
Baume & Mercier has been independent most of its history but has been a subsidiary of the Richemont Group since 1988.
Baume & Mercier’s Riviera Divers Watches are a good blend of sporty and elegant designs. These watches are absolutely suitable for diving given their water resistance at 200 meters/660 feet. The Baume & Mercier Riviera Divers Watches could potentially be used both as daily watches, and as dress watches for life’s special moments. This collection relies primarily on standardized Swiss ETA movements – the tried, tested and venerable Valjoux 7750.
- 7750 Valjoux automatic chronograph movement, with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 46 hour power reserve.
- The non chronograph movement is probably the ETA 2895-2 Swiss automatic movement, with 27 jewels, 28,800 vph, and with a 42 hour power reserve.
- Most models have a date function. A few models don’t have a date function.
- Almost all their watches/models are equipped with a chronograph.
The most commonly used materials are:
- Stainless steel.
- PVD stainless steel.
- Steel and gold case.
D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:
- D: 40mm.
- D: 43mm (most common size).
- D: 45mm.
- Most models have a solid stainless steel case back. A few models have an exhibition case back/sapphire crystal case back.
- Unidirectional bezel.
- Sapphire crystal.
The most commonly used clasps are:
- Deployment clasp with buckle.
- A push-button deployment clasp.
- 200 meters/660 feet.
- What is a Divers Watch?
- What is the ISO-6425 international standard?
- What do the various water resistance levels actually mean?
- What is a “unidirectional bezel”?
- How does the bezel work?
- Authorized and non-authorized dealers – what is the difference between them?
- Return Policy
- What To Do If The Watch Breaks
- Repairing The Watch – What Goes On Behind The Scenes?
- How Frequently Does My Watch Need To Be Serviced And Cleaned?
- How To Use The Three Types Of Watch Movements
- How To Choose a Timepiece