At the world’s most luxurious watch fair SIHH 2016, the Geneva-based watchmaker focused on both men’s and women’s collections. For ladies, the Swiss manufacturer prepared the new Promesse models which are now smaller, but still radiating the utmost femininity.
Baume & Mercier extended its Promesse collection with three new models each measuring just 22mm in diameter which is a quite change when compared with their ancestors that were housed in cases with the sizes of 30mm and 34mm in diameter.
These novelties are bold, feminine and sparkling with color. They are appropriate for any occasion – from formal events to everyday wear.
Generally, the reduction of the watch size means that it also changes the entire aesthetic balance, but in this particular case, it didn’t happen. That was also pointed by Alexandre Peraldi, the director of design at Baume & Mercier during the SIHH 2016. “Paradoxically, by reducing the format of the Promesse, we haven’t sacrificed anything; in fact we’ve strengthened its identity,” said Peraldi. “The hallmark of the Promesse is its oval bezel. In 22mm, it jumps out at you, it asserts its presence over and above the case that contains it”, he noted.
Baume & Mercier Petite Promesse is housed in a small, oval case encrusted with 22 sparkling diamonds of different sizes which are set on a delicate bezel. The stunning mother-of-pearl dial also comprises two diamonds set as hour markers at the 6 o’clock and the 12 o’clock positions.
For those of you who prefer timepieces with bracelets, the perfect choice will be a jewelry model attached to an exclusive wrap-around metal bracelet made from the finest watchmaking workmanship, thus creating a sparkle that echoes the bezel encrusted with gem-stones. The version with metal bracelet plays with some design elements that were used back in 1920s for small Baume & Mercier timepieces of that time.
If you would rather go for a timepiece with a strap, Baume & Mercier offers a choice between the model mounted on a bright and modern blue calfskin strap and the one fitted with a spicy orange calfskin strap which brings optimism and a bright mood to this exceptional ladies’ watch.
Baume & Mercier Petite Promesse Watch is powered by the precise and reliable Swiss made Quartz movement.