Baume & Mercier Men's 8797 Riviera Chronograph Strap Watch

4.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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  • Quality Swiss Automatic movement; Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your arm
  • Scratch-resistant-sapphire crystal; Band width between lugs 11.5 mm; Band width at the widest point: 24.5 mm
  • Case diameter: 43 mm
  • Stainless-steel case; Black dial; Date function; Chronograph functions
  • Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
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Product Description

Baume and Mercier, Riviera, Men's Watch, Stainless Steel Case, Fabric Strap, Swiss Mechanical Automatic (Self-Winding), MOAO8797

  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 5.5 x 4.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001K3IXGY
  • Item model number: 8797
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 2, 2007
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,315 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
    • Average Customer Review:
      4.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Baume & Mercier
    Model number 8797
    Part Number 8797
    Model Year 2011
    Item Shape Round
    Dial window material type Scratch resistant sapphire
    Display Type Analog
    Clasp deployment-clasp-with-buckle
    Case material Stainless Steel
    Case diameter 43
    Case Thickness 15
    Band Material Satin
    Band length Mens
    Band width 28 millimeters
    Band Color Black
    Dial color Black
    Bezel material Stainless Steel
    Bezel function Unidirectional
    Calendar Date
    Special features Water Resistant
    Movement Swiss-Automatic
    Water resistant depth 330 Feet

    Customer Reviews

    Top Customer Reviews

    Verified Purchase
    This is a great looking watch, and I've never seen it on anyone else, which living in Los Angeles is a big deal. I wrestled with myself for a month about getting this watch. I usually get immediate buyer's remorse as soon as I succumb to my addiction and hit BUY on something as frivolous and overpriced as a quality timepiece, but the second I opened the box and saw this baby that all went away. I love the juxtaposition of the matte black finish on the bezel and dial against the polished steel of the case and subtle detailing of the chrono dial. The dial itself is absolutely stunning with just the right amount of orange to black contrast. A great masculine, athletic looking watch, but not so much that its ostentatious. (Not to step on any toes, but come on Panerai, its big enough already) The chronograph movement is of the highest quality, very crisp and substantial when you push the buttons and pull the crown, like you would expect from a premiere Swiss watch house like B&M. Usually I prefer a tang and buckle to a deployment strap because deployments always pinch and cut off circulation. This one is no different in the pinch department, but the sail cloth has a nice pliable finish, and doesn't feel as stiff and restricting as most leather straps.

    The other reviews are correct in pointing out the lack of illumination on the numbers, it does glow after exposure to direct sunlight, but nowhere near as bright compared to my Seamaster. This may be an unfair comparison though, you can see that thing from the moon at full glow.

    I'm an architect, so I got this thinking it would be a great everyday job site workhorse between the weekend G-shock and the office Omega, but it looks so good I don't want to mess it up. Get it, its awesome.
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    Verified Purchase
    I've already received countless compliments on this watch. I'm very happy with the purchase. Currently it is enjoying more wrist time than many of my other watches (including a very jealous IWC Portuguese). It's my 4th automatic watch so far, and the first that doesn't have a leather strap. Hand-crafted mechanical movements are definitely the way to go.

    The sailcloth strap turns out to be a good material for diving or swimming, and also gives the watch an elegant yet casual feel. The watch is rather heavy, and has a solid presence, as most well built automatic watches should. Also, I have a very small wrist, but I'm able to pull off this watch without it looking ridiculous at all. I should also mention that the strap has a deployant clasp (not sure if the pictures on amazon show that), which is an added bonus. I believe the movement to be a Valjoux 7750 - the same as in the IWC Portuguese Chronograph, as well as many other pieces.

    The only complaint I would have is the picture that Baume et Mercier chose for this watch - it makes the rotating bezel seem like it has a shine (which it does not), and makes the color of the roman numerals look more of a yellow/gold color. Keep in mind that this color is actually the same exact orange as that of the stitching on the strap as well as the inside of the strap. Look at the picture of this watch from overstock.com if you would like to see the watch in its true color. Lastly, as the other reviewer mentioned, the luminescence isn't that great.

    Regardless, I couldn't help but give it 5 stars. It's Swiss made, has an automatic movement, has a gorgeous face with a very unique strap, and is listed at a fraction of it's retail price.
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    By Lobo on December 12, 2011
    Verified Purchase
    I can't disagree with any of the reviews posted - I ended up purchasing this watch without even trying it on, and there is no buyers remorse here.

    This model of B&M is no longer available by the manufacturer, which is why Amazon is marking it down a hefty 63% (at the time of this writing).

    All I can say is get one while it is in stock. To give a little bit of background, I currently own a Movado (also a beautiful watch, see my other reviews) and I was looking for something a bit more sporty and casual. I tried on a few Tags to see how they would feel, but none of them had the same character as this watch, and they all felt very bulky on my smaller wrists.

    Not this one. The weighty dial is offset by a beautiful sailcloth strap which accentuates the whole piece. The movement (including chronograph) is eerily reminiscent of the Tags I tried on. For me this watch is the perfect union of form and function - it feels perfectly balanced on my wrist and looks absolutely gorgeous.

    The movement is automatic, which means it recharges based on kinetic energy from your wrist movements. And since the strap is cloth, it requires no additional adjustments from a jeweler. If you are in the market for a sporty but elegant watch, without the fuss or the stigma of owning a Tag, your search should end here.
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    Verified Purchase
    I've been looking at this watch for sometime now at the local dealer; what can i say? it was love at first sight and i kept going back just to try it on. I've been looking for a watch to get to myself for my 40th birthday and was deciding between this one and a Rolex, but tought the Rolex was so "popular", a lot of people have it, plus is the watch brand that is "imitated" the most, so i wanted something different.

    Since i also liked Baume & Mercier for a while now and had found a particular model that i really liked, i almost bought it at the local store, but then tought about looking it up on Amazon. To my surprise, i found it almost half-prized. So i press click and ordered without hesitation.

    Good that i did because this is one the best watches i've had and i'm not bluffing when i say that i get compliments every time i wear it.

    Besides the renown swiss brand, the good look, craft quality and the nice price listed here, i say that if somebody is reading this because you're thinking about getting this watch: go for it; it's worth it.

    Highly recommend it.
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