A Novelty from Baume & Mercier: Chronograph Mono-pusher

Aug 05, 2009
The chronograph mono-pusher is a technological achievement, featuring an enviable degree of aesthetic refinement.

Just one click enables the wearer to start, stop and reset this watch. Moreover, the crown and pushers, merged into a single device, add an aerodynamic touch to the watch case. The hallmark of the novel Baume & Mercier Chronograph Mono-pusher is a single button, for the first time released by Baume & Mercier in 1938.

Sculptured in 18-carat pink gold, the chronograph round case features the dimensions of 41mmx9.6mm, diameter and thickness indicated respectively.

Consistent with the up-to-date style of the William Baume line, the new watch dial exposes a magnificent silver guilloche presented in a basketry style, as well as two horizontal sub-dials, located at 9 and 3 oclock: the first indicates small seconds and the second one displays chronograph minutes. There is a satin finish surrounding the chronograph sub-dials and hour circle.

The chronograph seconds are indicated centrally. This model also demonstrates bridges, embellished with Cotes de Geneve, blued steel screws and a see-through case-back with sapphire crystal.

The chronograph mono-pusher is animated by Lajoux-Perret caliber 5000 hand-wound movement, set with 21 jewels. The movement runs at 21,600 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of 42 hours.

The watch comes with a dark brown hand-stitched, alligator strap, exposing scaly squares.

The strap is fitted with the 18-carat pink gold ardillon buckle, which is engraved with Phi symbol.

The chronograph is launched as limited series of 20 pieces.

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