Baume & Mercier Watches

Founded in 1830 in the Swiss Jura mountains (but officially named Baume & Mercier in 1918), Baume & Mercier always focused on creating shaped watches rather than round timepieces and was one of the first brands to develop a strong women’s watch collection in the early 20th century. Today, under the auspices of the Richemont Group luxury conglomerate, the brand produces top-notch men’s and women’s watches at a great quality/value proposition.  It offers small complications that include moon-phase watches, calendars in collections that include the Clifton, the Hampton (an iconic rectangular watch) and more.

182 watches found Loading
Baume & Mercier Hampton “Hommage à Pierre Soulages”
Baume & Mercier
Hampton “Hommage à Pierre Soulages”
5,850 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
1,614 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
1,614 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
3,124 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
3,592 USD
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Baume & Mercier
Riviera
2,603 USD
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Baume & Mercier
Riviera
2,603 USD
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Baume & Mercier
Riviera
3,852 USD
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Baume & Mercier
Riviera
2,499 USD
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Baume & Mercier
Riviera
2,603 USD
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Baume & Mercier
Riviera
2,239 USD
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Baume & Mercier
Riviera
3,540 USD
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Baume & Mercier
Riviera
2,603 USD
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Baume & Mercier
Riviera
1,822 USD
Baume & Mercier Riviera
Baume & Mercier
Riviera
2,082 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
3,019 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
1,301 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,499 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
1,874 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
3,956 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
4,477 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
1,093 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
7,200 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
24,500 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
3,500 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
2,750 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
2,950 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
2,750 USD
Baume & Mercier Baume
Baume & Mercier
Baume
1,447 USD
Baume & Mercier Baume
Baume & Mercier
Baume
1,447 USD
Baume & Mercier Baume
Baume & Mercier
Baume
510 USD
Baume & Mercier Baume
Baume & Mercier
Baume
510 USD
Baume & Mercier Baume
Baume & Mercier
Baume
510 USD
Baume & Mercier Baume
Baume & Mercier
Baume
510 USD
Baume & Mercier Baume
Baume & Mercier
Baume
510 USD
Baume & Mercier Baume
Baume & Mercier
Baume
510 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,499 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
927 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,239 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
3,842 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,759 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,343 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
1,551 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
1,614 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
2,291 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
2,499 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
3,800 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
1,562 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
1,562 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
1,822 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
1,354 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
6,664 USD
Baume & Mercier Hampton
Baume & Mercier
Hampton
1,354 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
21,656 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
3,956 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
2,915 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
2,759 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
3,800 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
4,165 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
15,201 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Baumatic
4,165 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Club
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Club
2,790 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Club
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Club
2,790 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Club
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Club
2,790 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Club
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Club
2,790 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,750 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,750 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,350 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,350 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
1,190 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
1,690 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Club
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Club
2,350 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
4,500 USD
Baume & Mercier Clifton Club
Baume & Mercier
Clifton Club
2,200 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,650 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
4,400 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,750 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,550 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
2,450 USD
Baume & Mercier Classima
Baume & Mercier
Classima
4,150 USD

History of Baume & Mercier

Baume & Mercier’s story started in 1830 when two brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume, decided to open a watch dealership in a small village in the Swiss Jura called Le Bois.

The brothers’ business proliferated. By creating only the most exceptional timepieces using the latest innovations, they built an excellent reputation for themselves. Their motto was “Accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality.”

They rapidly realized that there was business to be made outside Switzerland and set up “Baume Brothers” in London. They soon expanded throughout the British Empire, and by the late 19th century, had established their reputation internationally as watchmakers.

At the time, “Baume Brothers” was known for its chronographs and grand complication watches, for which they won numerous awards. Their timepieces were extremely precise, and in 1892 they won an award for a tourbillon movement whose precision remained unmatched for over ten years.

The importance of women

In 1918 William Baume entered into a partnership with Paul Mercier, founding Baume & Mercier, Gènene. By 1919 they had already been awarded the highest distinction of their times – the “Poinçon de Genève” quality mark.

Paul Mercier knew the importance of keeping up with the times and grasped the importance of women’s liberation. He created several exquisite watches specifically for women proving that a women’s watch is not just a miniature version of a man’s. 

Pursuing the equilibrium

During the 1050s and 60s, Baume & Mercier continually pursued the balance symbolized by the Greek letter Phi, the current Baume & Mercier logo, laying the groundwork for what is now considered the traditional round watch. They followed with a variety of chronographs with additional functions like triple date or moon phase indications.

During the 1970s, Baume & Mercier unveiled a host of uniquely shaped watches, such as the Galaxie and the Stardust, which won the prestigious award Golden Rose of Baden-Baden. In 1973, Baume & Mercier presented the Riviera, one of the first steel sports watches in the world.

 In 1988, the brand joined the Vendôme group, now Richemont, and continued to build its collections. Today Baume & Mercier is present in over 75 countries worldwide.

Who owns Baume & Mercier?

Baume & Mercier is owned by the Compagnie Financière Richemont SA who also own brands like Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Fun Fact

Baume & Mercier produces about 200,000 watches per year. Women make up a third of Baume & Mercier buyers.

Baume & Mercier Collections

  • Baume

  • Capeland

  • Classima

  • Clifton

  • Clifton Club

  • Clifton Baumatic

  • Hampton

  • Linea

  • Promesse