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The Baume & Mercier Capeland 10007

The Baume & Mercier story began in 1830 with two brothers who began selling watches from their shop in Les Bois in the Swiss Jura region. Very soon after, the brothers began to make their own watches which became very well known for their superior craftsmanship and reliability. The Baume brothers then set up locations all over the world including London, Australia, India, Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, and Burma under the name ‘Baume Brothers’. Today, Baume & Mercier is known throughout the world as a brand that is very competitively priced while offering exceptional and masterful timepieces.

The Capeland is a fine example of Baume & Mercier’s watchmaking prowess. The model featured today is manufactured in 18kt red gold and is fitted with many cool features that many other watchmakers sometimes neglect. The Capeland carries case dimensions of 44mm in diameter and 16.5mm for the case thickness. The bezel is highly polished while the middle case is satin finished giving this watch texture. The chronograph pushers and ridged main crown are also crafted from 18kt red gold and are both quite prominent in comparison to some of Baume & Mercier’s other creations.

The color of the dial is described as Ashen and features highly stylized Arabic numerals. On the flange is a graduated telemetric scale which gives a reading of distance by timing the difference between light and sound. On the inner dial is a tachometric scale which offers average speed. Both of the aforementioned scales are used in complicity with the chronograph function.

The chronograph has a special Flyback function which allows the wearer to time successive events without the need to stop and return to zero. The hands on this model are fashioned after the legendary Breguet hands, accentuating the aesthetic beauty of this marvelous timepiece. There two counters on the dial feature the small seconds at 9 and the chronograph minutes at 3. Completing the dial is a date display window at the 4:30 position.

The Capeland 10007 is equipped with a mechanical self-winding La Joux-Perret 8147-2 movement which can be viewed through the transparent exhibition case back. The movement features an open worked oscillating weight with Cotes de Genève, snailing, and a PHI symbol. This Swiss made movement beats at a stable 28,800 Vph and has a power reserve of 42 hours.

The strap is made from brown alligator and is secured with a pin buckle clasp. Water resistant to 50 meters (5 Bars), the Baume & Mercier Capeland 10007 retails for USD $19,500.

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