New from Baume & Mercier
An homage to astronomical observation and the beauty of celestial mechanics, the new Clifton Perpetual Calendar embodies one of the most successful and fascinating complications of distinguished watchmaking. What other instrument better connects humanity with the universe? Nestled within a stunning 18K red gold case, this subtle mechanism negotiates all the particularities of the Gregorian calendar with its 31, 30 or 28-day months and the periodic return of 29 February. A truly mechanical challenge for watchmakers, the perpetual calendar is a symbol of human ingenuity for tracking the earth and its moon as they orbit within the solar system.
By indicating the date, the day of the week, the month and the phases of the moon, and by automatically keeping track of the variable length of each month and the cycle of leap years, this Clifton Perpetual Calendar establishes itself within the line age of the most complicated date-tracking watches,those which do not require any date correction before 1 March 2100, a non leap year that appears in three centuries out of four. We have just received one model from this line. This watch is particularly good value.