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Clifton - 10253

A round 55mm, five-minute repeater pocket watch for men, the Clifton 10253 comes with a Swiss Made manual-winding movement featuring a 46 hour power reserve and a 5-minute repeater function.

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The 18K red gold Clifton 1830 pocket watch is largely inspired by a treasury of historic timepieces created by the company in the 19th century. It stands as a symbol of Baume & Mercier's craftsmanship and watchmaking expertise. Reminiscent of Asian culture, the timepiece also represents a major milestone in a triumphant career and officially commemorates the company's 185-year anniversary. This is more than a watch. It is a living symbol of an extensive legacy of watchmaking that Baume & Mercier plans to celebrate at the 2015 Watches & Wonders Exhibition with refinement and elegance. In the world of fine watchmaking, chiming watches – especially priceless minute repeater models – are naturally ranked in the stately line of grand complications and they require the bona fide master skills of the artisan watchmakers who design them. This latest edition is an undeniable addition to this rare category of exceptional timepieces and a perfect representation of Baume & Mercier's 185 years of master watchmaking. Amply sized at 50 mm in diameter to snugly fit into the palm of the hand, the 18K red gold case is further enhanced by its polished satin finish. Elegant design meets a highly complex mechanism. The opaline silver-colored domed dial features Arabic numerals and 18K red gold riveted markers. Its stylized hands are also made of red gold for a touch of modern inspiration and overall elegance. The back of the case is a breathtaking relic of 19th century pocket watches from the company's legacy collections. Through the sapphire-crystal case-back, one can admire the skeleton manufacture movement designed by the Baume & Mercier Design Studio. Activated by a trigger at 4 o'clock, the resonant chime sounds a low note on the hour and then a pair of low and high tones for each elapsed period of five minutes. More than just an on-demand chime, as the hours and minutes pass the Clifton 1830 five-minute repeater pocket watch rings out its distinctive melody like an actual musical instrument. With this in mind, the timepiece was inspired and designed much like a modern release of a Stradivarius. And like the grand timepieces of the early 20th century, it also features an "all or nothing" safety mechanism. This means the chime will not sound if the case's right trigger is not fully cocked, to avoid incorrect time indication.

Technical Description

Functions

Functions: 5 minute repeater


Movement

Swiss Made
Manufacture
Movement Designation: Hand-wound, Dubois Dépraz D73
Finish: Skeletoned briges with "Côtes de Genève" decor. Circular-grained finished plate. Blued-steel screws.
Power Reserve: 46 hour
Frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18000 Vph
Number Of Rubies: 17


Case

Shape: Round
Diameter: 50 mm
Thickness: 14.44 mm
Material: 18K red gold
Finish: Polished/satin-finished
Type Of Crystal: Sapphire, Domed
Anti Reflective: Anti-glare one face
Anti Scratch
Back Opening: Sapphire crystal case back


Dial

Color/Finish: Silver-colored/Opaline
Numerals: Arabic numerals, 18K red gold, Riveted numerals
Indexes: 18K red gold


Others

Water Resistance: 5 ATM (approx. 50 m)
Limited Edition: Numbered limited edition

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