Directly inspired with the brand’s historic single-pusher chronograph from 1948, Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph nicely combines traditional values with the modern life-style and advanced technological requirements. The same model has been presented at this year’s SIHH, but the new version that will be introduced at the 2012 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, in Geneva, comes with the radical change in color. The new black dial instead of the white one, gives the new look to this Capeland timepiece, leaving the impression of the completely new model.
New Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph has a mid-sized case with the diameter of 42 mm. It is made of nicely polished stainless steel, featuring an over-sized crown and two pushers. Striking elegance that emerges from this amazing watch is rounded with a light brown alligator strap, with ecru stitching on sides. It nicely matches the brown earth-toned tachymeter scale that boldly takes the central part of the dial.
Considering the fact that it is overcrowded, reading information from the multifunctional dial appears to be pretty easy. This is partly because of its design, but also because of highly legible, gilt hour, minute, second and chronograph hands. The 30 minutes chrono sub-dial is located at the 3 o’clock position, while the 60 seconds sub-dial takes the 9 o’clock position. The date window is at the 4.30 o’clock position.
While the tachymeter scale serves for tracking speed according to distance, very interesting and rarely used telemeter scale that runs over the outer rim, provides the approximate measuring of the distance to an event that can be both seen and heard. Using the speed of sound, one is able to measure the distance by starting the chronograph at the moment the event is seen and stopping it at the moment the event is heard. The central hand will show the results in kilometers, at the telemeter scale.
Each part of the high-quality self-winding movement with the complex flyback chronograph function, which is manufactured by La Joux Perret, is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, including an open-worked oscillating weight, adorned with the” Côtes de Genève” design and snail décor, with the Greek Phi letter, as a symbol of balance and perfection.
New Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph will be available in spring 2012.