The Baume & Mercier Men's Classima Skeleton Display Watch showcases a black dial embellished with a golden skeleton display to create a stylish appearance suitable for business or casual wear. Classima Executives watches are the heritage of Baume & Mercier's watch-making know-how. They offer a style derived from sobriety, a classical, elegant look. Classima Executives reinterprets the brand's watch-making tradition with mechanical movements with small, useful complications and refined finishings. The timepiece is constructed with a stainless steel case, a round stainless steel bezel, and a textured black leather wristband secured with a deployment clasp with buckle. A scratch-resistant-sapphire window shields the textured rich black dial, which features silver-tone hour markers with Roman numeral accents at six and nine o'clock. The dial also includes slim silver minute indexes with Arabic numeral markers at five-minute intervals, and a colorful skeleton window beneath the 12 o'clock position. Featuring Swiss-automatic movement, the timepiece is water resistant to 99 feet (30 M).
Baume & Mercier has a rich history in storied tradition of Swiss watchmaking, now over 170 years. In 1830, brothers Louis Victor and Pierre-Joseph-Celestin Baume established the Baume Freres Watch firm in the Swiss Jura region--the heart of the Swiss watch industry. As business flourished in Europe a grandson of the founder, William Baume met Paul Mercier, a great lover of the arts and in 1918 they created a business partnership. The contrast of the rigorous, precise Baume with the artistic, free thinking Mercier fused form and function to create the traditions of perfection, quality, and luxury that still exist today.
In 1964, Baume & Mercier registered the Greek letter PHI as its brand logo, and it continues to be present on all Baume & Mercier designs. A symbol of the golden ratio and Leonard de Vinci's theory of proportion, it represents aesthetic elegance based on "divine proportions" that remain the brand's cardinal values.
the designers at Baume & Mercier utilize the goldmine of the company's over 175 years of watch-making history--from the oval of a crown to the graphics of a dial--to create the aesthetic contours of new timepieces. Inspired by a rectangular pink gold watch introduced by Baume & Mercier in 1960, the signature Hampton line of watches was created as a blend of watchmaking tradition and contemporary design. And the company still lives by the original slogan of the Baume brothers when they started Baume Freres: "Accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality."