Riviera 10719

Automatic Watch, Date Display - 42mm

The Riviera Chinese New Year - Rabbit Edition features a 42mm steel case with polished and satin-brushed finishes, a dodecagonal bezel and features a smoky gray sapphire dial, adorned with subtle wave decor and secret rabbit signature. It is mounted on an interchangeable metal bracelet and comes with a second red rubber strap.

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Description

In this tribute to the Chinese New Year, the Riviera Chinese New Year – Rabbit Edition is adorned with gold and red, two strong colors that the Chinese associate with joy. The Roman numerals, hands and indexes of the watch are gold-toned to express status, success and wealth. Meanwhile, the red accents symbolize celebration, happiness and peace. The delicate red line running along the free octagonal crown, stamped with the emblematic Baume & Mercier Phi logo; the red rabbit transfer on the case back; and the additional strap in red rubber included with the timepiece all evoke the warm wishes that the Chinese adore and that they address to their loved ones at the beginning of each year.

The Riviera Chinese New Year - Rabbit Edition features a 42mm steel case with polished and satin-brushed finishes, a dodecagonal bezel and features a smoky gray sapphire dial, adorned with subtle wave decor and secret rabbit signature. It is mounted on an interchangeable metal bracelet and comes with a second red rubber strap.

In this tribute to the Chinese New Year, the Riviera Chinese New Year – Rabbit Edition is adorned with gold and red, two strong colors that the Chinese associate with joy. The Roman numerals, hands and indexes of the watch are gold-toned to express status, success and wealth. Meanwhile, the red accents symbolize celebration, happiness and peace. The delicate red line running along the free octagonal crown, stamped with the emblematic Baume & Mercier Phi logo; the red rabbit transfer on the case back; and the additional strap in red rubber included with the timepiece all evoke the warm wishes that the Chinese adore and that they address to their loved ones at the beginning of each year.

Features

  • Automatic, self-winding watch
  • Power reserve: 120 hour(s)
  • Water resistance: 10 ATM (approx. 100 m)
  • Date
  • Sapphire crystal case back

Movement

  • Swiss Made
  • In House Manufacture
  • Baumatic BM13-1975A
  • Automatic, self-winding
  • 28800.0vph/4.0hz

Case

  • Twelve-sided
  • 10.66 mm
  • Steel, Polished/satin-finished
  • Non-rotating bezel
  • Sapphire crystal case back, With screw

Dial

  • Grey, Sapphire
  • Roman numerals, Riveted numerals
  • Riveted indexes
  • Gilt, Dauphine

Strap

  • Steel, Polished/satin-finished
  • Triple folding clasp with security push-pieces, Steel, Polished
  • Rubber, Red
  • Adjustable triple folding buckle with security push-pieces

Others

The Riviera Collection

First released in 1973 and reinterpreted last year, the Riviera watch expresses the Maison’s expertise in design and use of materials. A Baume & Mercier lifestyle icon, this timepiece with pure, slender lines and an immediately recognizable twelve-sided bezel comes into its full maturity. With almost fifty years behind it, the Riviera is no newcomer. Inspired by the carefree lifestyle of the French Riviera, this is the watch of casual elegance, symbolizing an easygoing view of refined watchmaking. It was first developed in 1973 and has adapted to every era, year after year, while staying true to its special style. Its steel adornments and strong shape have always represented a form of freedom, an offbeat elegance.


Riviera 10617

THE ICONIC TWELVE-SIDED BEZEL WITH FOUR SCREWS

The Riviera Chinese New Year Rabbit beautifully mirrors that system: the twelve sides of its dodecagonal shape, which is emblematic of the collection, correspond with the twelve hours on the dial. In polished and satin-brushed stainless steel with a 42-mm diameter, its bold case is particularly enhanced by the marked contrast of its polished and sun satin stainless steel bezel – fastened with four screws in sandblasted steel – against the smoky gray sapphire dial, adorned with a subtle wave decor. 

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A CAPTIVATING SEE-THROUGH SAPPHIRE DIAL ON THE BAUMATIC

Each of the twelve years of the Chinese calendar is traditionally represented by an animal and an element. 2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit. The New Year’s slogan heralds luck and happiness: “金兔携名福,星月照万士” “The rabbit brings luck and is with you every day.”  This message is all the more reassuring since this adorable animal is synonymous with longevity in China. The Rabbit appears at 8 o’clock on the dial of the Riviera Chinese New Year, since the number 8 represents luck and prosperity.

Riviera 10617

A TRIBUTE TO THE RABBIT, THE 2023 SIGN OF THE CHINESE ZODIAC

 It also adorns the dodecagonal case back, where a sapphire crystal reveals a superb openworked gold-tone oscillating weight. This vibrant collection illustrates the beauty of time and the anticipation of the new year while expressing the free spirit and joie de vivre of the Riviera Collection. The design surrounding the Rabbit on the case back is a typical decorative pattern used on various Chinese instruments. Its history dates back nearly 1600 years, and it carries extensive cultural connotations. Because of its enduring nature, the Chinese consider it a symbol of good luck, construing it as the promise of a continual flow of prosperity and happiness.

Riviera 10617

THE INTERCHANGEABLE STRAP, ASSERTING STYLE

In polished and satin-finished stainless steel, the integrated strap of the Riviera Chinese New Year Rabbit features three rows and a triple folding clasp with security push-pieces. A very reliable, robust interchangeability system makes it possible to change the strap without the need for tools and to alternate with the integrated additional strap in grained and satin-finished red rubber equipped with this ingenious device. This new timepiece further broadens the profuse creativity of the Riviera Collection, which has been exemplifying the imaginative designer watch spirit since it was launched in 1973: ever as eager to play on aesthetic codes, to the delight of its devotees. 

A built-in interchangeable straps in steel or supple materials

The new Riviera also feature the ingenious Fast Strap interchangeability system developed by Baume & Mercier, so the flexible or steel bracelet can be changed in just a few seconds. Simple and straightforward. The rubber strap is available in various colors (black, blue, green, azure blue, white and mauve) so you can match the Riviera to your mood.