February 2010 – Baume Mercier has announced the Baume Mercier Classima Executives XL #8869 model with its high-end movement and elegant rounded-case design for the metropolitan man. Traditional watch making at its best, this modest yet classy timepiece boasts a portal window at the 12 o’clock position displaying the gorgeous inner workings of the watch and at 6 o’clock is a pie-shaped portal showing the power reserve with an 18 carat red gold hand marker.
The face is done in multiple finishes making one want to take a second look. The inner circle is done in silver “grain d’orge” guilloche design.
The next circle is a smooth silver finish with Roman numerals at 12H, 3H, and 9H and indices marking the remaining hours. Arabic numerals are used on the outer dial to show the minutes.
An open exhibition back is adorned with the Cotes de Geneve on the mechanical self-winding movement which also showcases the blued steel screws and circular-grained bridges under the protection of a sapphire crystal. The iconic Phi symbol can be found on the crown.
The larger steel case measures in at 42mm. Completing the look is a black alligator strap. Water resistant to 30 meters, this piece is simply elegant.