Baume & Mercier: The New Baumatic Caliber in Anti-Magnetic Watch
Baume & Mercier have unveiled their latest offering, the Clifton Baumatic developed with incredible new technology from the Richemont Group. After years in the making the watch is designed to make a wearers life easier with a more reliable, durable and anti-magnetic wristwatch.
The new technology offers clients a more efficient product combating issues with timekeeping accuracy that can occur during everyday wear and tear. After four years of research and development by the Richemont Research and Innovation Team the result is the Baumatic movement which addresses factors like magnetism, power reserve, accuracy and durability.
Alain Zimmermann, the CEO of the brand said Richemont did some deep research into why watches are returned for service, and then tried to isolate and to address those issues with the new technology. Zimmerman went on to add that the Baumatic BM12 1975A Caliber adheres to strong performance standards when it comes to reliability and efficiency as this is what really matters to consumers.
The Baumatic name has been in existence since 1975, Baume & Mercier resurrected it for the new movement to link the past with present and future. The four key components incorporated in to the movement:
- -A hairspring with Twinspir technology, the first time the Richemont Group have developed a silicon hairspring
- -A silicon escapement, another first for the group
- -An optimised single barrel for added autonomy, or power reserve
- -Enhanced lubricants
On a day to day basis, wristwatches can be affected by magnetism from microwaves, household appliances and even bags with magnetic clasps. These everyday items can affect the efficiency of a watch with no anti-magnetic components. By opting for silicon in the hairspring and escapement and by using new Duratherm alloys, the Baumatic calibre is resistant to magnetic fields up to 1, 500 Gauss, making this around 25 times more resistant than a regular timepiece.
The list of benefits for the Baumatic are endless and Baume & Mercier are dedicated to delivering products to suit today’s busy lifestyle. With the option for an interchangeable strap and a COSC-certified chronometer within this small watch packs a powerful punch.