Frequently Asked Question
The most common questions about Baume & Mercier Pocket watch
Is Baume et Mercier a luxury?Baume & Mercier (French pronunciation: [bɔm ˈe mer-sjej]) is a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1830. It is a subsidiary of the Swiss luxury conglomerate Richemont.
Is Baume and Mercier a good watch brand?IWC and Breitling, despite that many of their models use ETA/Valjoux movements, do in fact produce a considerable amount of in-house movements. All in all, Baume & Mercier is a good and solid brand with tested and reliable movements and an excellent history of watchmaking.
What happened Baume watch?As of June 2020, the Baume brand merged with the established Richemont subsidiary Baume & Mercier and will offer full customer services to anyone who bought a Baume watch.
Is Baume the same as Baume and Mercier?During the early 1900s, almost 100 years on, the company director William Baume joined forces with Paul Mercier. Together, the two founded Baume & Mercier, Genève, in 1918. The firm soon became one of the most popular brands in the world of watches, by offering remarkably balanced special-shaped models.Jun 7, 2019
Where is Baume & Mercier made?This tradition of excellence at Baume & Mercier is based on the design and development of its products at the Maison's headquarters in Geneva, and on the "établissage" process carried out at its workshops in the Swiss Jura, in Les Brenets. This means that watch production is centralized in Switzerland.
What movements do Baume and Mercier used?The majority of Baume & Mercier watches are equipped with automatic mechanical movements. An automatic or self-winding mechanical watch has a sophisticated mechanism which winds it up automatically thanks to the movements of the wearer's wrist.
When did Richemont buy Baume and Mercier?When Cartier launched their takeover of Piaget in 1988, control of Baume & Mercier came with it. Shortly thereafter, in 1993 all three brands were enveloped within the Vendôme Group, which was bought out by the Richemont group in 1998.Jun 15, 2008
How do you wind a Baume and Mercier watch?In this case, we recommend to wind the watch manually with about 20 clockwise turns of the crown. - The watch should be removed from your wrist before winding it. This ensures the crown stem remains completely straight during winding and avoids the risk of damaging the crown or the movement.