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Baume & Mercier Men's 8689 Classima Skeleton Display Watch


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  • Quality Swiss Automatic movement; Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your arm
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Black Guilloche Dial with Open Balance Aperture; Black Leather Strap
  • Stainless Steel Case and Crown with Exhibition Caseback
  • Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion

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Product Specifications

Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Baume & Mercier
Model number 8689
Part Number 8689
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Scratch resistant sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp deployment-clasp-with-buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 9.5 millimeters
Band Material Leather
Band length mens
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar none
Special features Water Resistant
Movement Swiss automatic
Water resistant depth 99 Feet
Warranty type Contact seller of record

Product Description

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."

  • ASIN: B00221Q3ZG
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 5.6 x 4.6 inches; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: 8689
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,450 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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    This watch is very elegant.
    Marco
    This was really a selling point with me when deciding between this and a Tag Heuer.
    B Rog
    It goes well with a ton of my shirts and evening wear.
    drdentz

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. W. Simpson IV on May 11, 2007
    I'm new into this kind of purchase, but after doing my research, and scouting around for something nice, I was pretty sure I was going to like this one. I was right. This is a great watch. It's simple, but everyone notices it. I've been wearing it for about an hour and I've already gotten tons of compliments. The pictures don't do it justice.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B Rog on April 16, 2012
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    Every aspect of this timepiece, from price to band to face, is fantastic. First of all, the value Amazon provides here is ridiculous. I walked into a watch retailer and saw this exact same model priced at $3,199. It has a deployment clasp which I believe is an improvement over the fold over action seen on a typical band watch. This saves the band the wear and tear of frequent taking on/off. The band is alligator. It has a strong yet comfortable feel and is very visually appealing. The band on mine did exhibit some minor "squeaking" but after wearing for about a month (3-4 times a week) it was broken in and developed a nice fit to my wrist. The attachments from the band to the clasp and the case are both solid with no wiggle or misalignment. The stainless steel case is acceptable. It did develop a blemish right next to the crystal which I am disappointed with since I have bumped it against any objects no more than a couple of times. The crystal is flawless: very clear and unbelievably scratch resistant. The face of the watch is beautiful. I am typically not a fan of apertures on watches, but this one is discrete and interesting. It adds to the look of the watch and the open movement is a nice contrast to the crisp lines and elegant hands. The display is very nice, with the 12, 3, 6, 9 giving the wearer a good orientation while also looking good. The sweeping second hand is particularly noteworthy on this piece since comparably priced watches do not offer this same movement. This was really a selling point with me when deciding between this and a Tag Heuer. The movement is automatic and with a power reserve of about 2 days, which is short but sufficient. The piece keeps good time but did get ahead about a minute over a 3 week span when not kept diligently fully wound.Read more ›
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By drdentz on February 29, 2012
    I've been wearing this watch for over 3 months now and so far I have no complaints. This watch is very elegant and has a nice fit on my hand. The dial is big and has a very clean, sophisticated look to it. Anyone buying this watch should know that this watch is a steal of a deal. It really stands out compared to the other common yet good watches like tag heur and rolexes that most people have.
    when I say this watch stands out, I dont mean big and bulky with a 'look at me' attitude, but rather a subtle yet classy look. It goes well with a ton of my shirts and evening wear.
    All in all - very happy with it. When I'm not wearing it, I put it back into a watch winder case that I bought from amazon and it works great.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marcelo on April 10, 2012
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    My first watch from a luxury brand. Clean design, nice weight and materials. The only glitch for me is the short power reserve, since I have other watches and I don't use it everytime it aways runs out of power. However it's a great watch all around!!!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ATG on November 30, 2012
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    This is a really nice looking watch - very dressy.
    The dial is huge and easy to read. significantly better than a Tag...
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