This year, to celebrate the anniversary of this legendary collection, Baume & Mercier expands the Hampton line with a new size, available exclusively with a quartz caliber. These two new sleek and streamlined models are designed to meet the needs of exacting watch enthusiasts wanting to wear a fine timepiece with original shaping and dimensions that are perfectly suited to the wrist.
Just about 20 years ago, Baume & Mercier introduced the Hampton collection, a rectangular shaped watch of timeless elegance inspired by a model designed in the 1940s, at the height of the Art Deco era, a piece now included in the Baume & Mercier Museum collection. Over the years, this skillfully remodeled watch has become the gold-standard gift for celebrating life’s most memorable moments. To keep pace with this role, the Hampton collection saw fit to broaden its selection of timepieces, with features and prices making them affordable for everyone.
Baume & Mercier has chosen to celebrate this anniversary with a universal spirit by unveiling two new versions with the same balanced proportions to highlight the slender cases. Nevertheless, these versions possess all the aesthetic features that made the original model so successful, like the slightly curved shape, identical to that of the first Hampton. Available in a polished steel finish, these watches display the time on a white dial with Arabic numerals and a date window. The two new designs boast a sturdy and precise Swiss-made quartz caliber and are worn on a light-brown calfskin or black alligator strap with a pin buckle.
Available in polished steel on a light-brown calfskin strap with ecru topstitching, this Hampton model runs on a Swiss-made quartz caliber with hour and minute display on the dial, as well as the date in a discreet date display at 6 o’clock. Its size (42.3 x 29.2 mm) is ideal for the needs of discerning city-dwellers wanting to grace their wrists with a timepiece of sophisticated sobriety that looks appropriate with any attire. Ever original and cunningly classic, this instrument embodies all the strength of a timepiece line that has, for two decades, been guided by a dynamic aesthetic exemplifying a unique notion of perfection.
Boasting a rectangular case inspired by a 1940s model, this Hampton watch is available in a medium size (42.3 x 29.2 mm). It is the perfect watch for the wrists of those who love timepieces to have the dimensions and slender lines that ensure long-lasting style as the years go by, a watchmaking expression of uncompromising, sophisticated taste. Set on a black alligator strap with a pin buckle, this watch has a Swiss-made quartz caliber, renowned for endurance and precision. As Baume & Mercier is known as the ultimate partner to life’s most exquisite moments, this superb piece can also be engraved on the case back for an added, indelible souvenir.