This May, the Swiss watchmaker hit the stores with several new Capeland Chronographs with the bodies of 42 mm. Compared to the previous models, they are all equipped with see-through sapphire glass casebacks where you can see their automatic movements at work.
Baume & Mercier offered five versions of the Capelend Chronograph 42 mm Watch. Each of them is housed in a polished and satin-finished stainless steel case with the thickness of 14.9 mm. Three new Capeland models are attached either to a black or a brown alligator leather strap, while two remaining timepieces from the series are secured to the wearer’s wrists with elegant stainless steel bracelets.
These newcomers represent redesigned versions of the existing Capeland Chronographs which are the brand’s best selling pieces at the moment. We are sure that the tradition will be continued with this year’s timepieces.
The mid-sized case of the new Capeland Chronograph is protected with a sapphire crystal and offers the water resistance of 50 meters (165 feet) which is usual for all watches from the Capeland Collection.
With this novelty comes a sapphire crystal case back which reveals the Valjoux 7753 automatic movement, completed with PHI symbol signature on the oscillating weight. All the parts of the 27 jewels movement are decorated in style of Côtes de Genève.
The self-winding movement provides the regular functions of hours, minutes and seconds, as well as date, chronograph, tachymeter and telemeter functions. The time-proven mechanism stores enough power for the watch to tick for two days (48 hours) in a row.
A Modern Look and Superior Performance Come Together
Underneath the front sapphire glass, there is an extremely legible dial with three useful sub-dials. Two chronograph counters for measuring time up to 30 minutes and 12 hours are located at 3 and 6 o’clock positions, whereas a seconds register is situated at the 9 o’clock position. A small date aperture is located traditionally at the 4:30 o’clock position.
The dial also comprises Arabic numerals as hour markers (except the numerals 3, 6 and 9 where the sub-dials are) and Superluminova dots at the quarter hour. The leaf-styled hour and minute hands are also filled with Superluminova. Two scales, a tachymeter and a telemeter, nicely round the dial surface.
In order to satisfy different tastes of buyers, a Swiss based manufacturer unveiled five models of the Capeland Automatic Chronograph 42 mm wristwatch. For those who prefer leather straps, there are three differently colored pieces. The model with the referent number 10083 boasts a sun satin-finished brown dial and a brown leather strap with a white stitching, while the variant with the reference 10082 sports an elegant two-toned (white and silver) dial surface and a lighter brown strap. My favorite is the black version which features a dial combining satin black and anthracite parts and a sleek black alligator strap (the referent number is 10084). This color combination gives the watch both elegance and mystery. These three models fit with adjustable triple folding buckles.
There are also two Capeland Chronographs which come with stainless steel bracelets, ending with triple folding security clasps. For those who like a sleek black dial with red dial details, I recommend a model with the referent number 10062. If you are attracted to the watches with white dials, you can consider buying Capeland Flyback chronograph with the reference 10061.