For its 50th anniversary, the Riviera is back once again in 2023 with three unprecedented 39-mm versions. Each one features that distinctive dodecagonal shape with twelve sides and four screws. Each continues to convey a perennially fashionable sport-chic allure. Each one is powered by the Baumatic manufacture movement, which has demonstrated its performance since it was launched in 2017, and which may be admired through the smoked sapphire dial so symbolic of the Riviera Baumatic. The original design is still there, but the desire to adapt to our times is clear. As the latest additions to the Riviera collection, these three new 39-mm variations carry the evocative power of the original 1973 model in their DNA.
The new Riviera Azur 300m is water-resistant to 30 ATM – 300 meters, or 984 ft – and is available in two versions to become your elegant sports companion of the summer. Its look is forthright, assertive, and impactful. In order to calculate diving times, the two new models – M0A10716 and M0A10717 – are suitably topped with a unidirectional rotating bezel in polished and sun-satin stainless steel. The bezel features a design like none other with a (blue or black) lacquered treatment that marks the gradation of the first fifteen minutes. Whether for swimming, jet-skiing, sailing, snorkeling or surfing, the Riviera is ready for offshore adventure. This is the ideal watch for water sports, a companion in every leisure activity. Another detail that makes all the difference is that the bezel is equipped with a blue or black anodized aluminum ring to guarantee optimal use and precise handling. Its luminescent indexes are coated in SuperLuminova to increase their visibility underwater.
In 2023, Baume & Mercier unveiled the new leading model of the collection: the Riviera M0A10730, a true halo of light. The warmth of its sun-satin gilded dial, its transparent transfer waves, and its sunny radiance bring sculptural shape to the Roman numerals, the riveted indexes coated in Superluminova (C1, blue glow), and the faceted gilded hands that indicate the hours, minutes and seconds. The date appears in a discreet aperture at 3 o’clock. The elegance of this timepiece, which is fascinating both by day and by night, is exalted by four brilliant-cut diamonds (Top Wesselton, VS quality, 0.05 ct) which are set into the polished stainless-steel bezel and sun-satin dodecagonal case.
The azure blue of its sun-satin dial, adorned with a transparent wave transfer decoration, brings to mind the color of the water as it mirrors the blazing sun throughout the day. The date appears in an aperture at 3 o’clock, while the hours and minutes are indicated on Roman numerals and riveted indexes coated in Superluminova (C1, blue glow) by faceted rhodium-plated hands. The display is orchestrated by a quartz movement with a ten-year autonomy. The Brand’s emblem, the Phi logo, appears in relief on the free octagonal crown. The watch timepiece is water-resistant to 5 ATM (approx. 50m).
The violet sun-satin dial evokes reflections on the water at daybreak by taking on the deep, mysterious hue of the dawning day. Decorated with fine transparent transfer waves, it showcases a remarkable play on color that increases its tone and heightens its energy through the use of light and relief. It immediately captures and captivates the eye. Roman numerals, riveted indexes coated in Superluminova (C1, blue glow), and faceted rhodium-plated hands bring further impact to the dial.