The eye-catching new Clifton two-tone watches pay tribute to the history of Baume & Mercier. In the early days after its founding, Baume & Mercier offered customers two-tone pocket watches with cases combining silver and gold or polished and guilloché treatments. This fashion of associating gold with a white metal or using satin-finished treatments began on wristwatches in the 1930s and was more durably established in the so-called «Golden Fifties.»

 

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Clifton two-tone, ref 10139 and 10140. © Baume & Mercier

The Clifton two-tone watch 10139 combines a 41mm steel case band with a bezel enhanced by solid 18 K red gold. Water resistant to 50 meters, is fitted with an automatic mechanical caliber that is visible through a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It displays a small second and date aperture at 3 o’clock on its sun satin-finished silver-colored dial and is worn on an brown alligator strap.

The Clifton two-tone watch 10140 is the same watch, but equipped with a seven-link bracelet in satin-finished steel and steel enhanced with solid 18 K red gold.

 

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Clifton ref.10140, back. © Baume & Mercier

The new two-tone watch collection also includes a 30mm two-tone case model fitted with a two-tone bracelet (ref. 10152).