February 2010 – Dressed in black, this sports watch will appeal to those who like mix up adventure with their business. Specifically designed for people on the move, the new Baume Mercier Classima Executives Magnum XXL Chronograph #8852 hit the market this year.
Equipped with sophisticated functions movement, this generously proportioned model comes in a 44m fluted stainless steel case. The recessed tri-compass matte-finished dial layout displays chronograph sub-dials; at 3 o’clock for minutes, at 6 o’clock for hours and at 9 o’clock for small seconds.
Skeletanized hour and minute hands as well as indices are coated with SuperlumiNova allowing for clear viewing in low-light visibility. The chronograph pushers are angled to protect the screw-down winding crown and case back minimizing water, dust and other damaging elements.
The intricate workings of the Swiss self-winding mechanical ETA-based caliber movement are on display through the triangular portal on the back casing protected by a sapphire crystal. The date is displayed within the sub-dial at 6 o’clock. With a power reserve of 48 hours it is also water resistant to 200 meters.
A durable vulcanized black rubber strap embellished with three grooves and a folding clasp in black PVD-treated stainless steel display the iconic “Phi” symbol of Baume & Mercier completing the look.