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Baume & Mercier Men's 8797 Riviera Chronograph Strap 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; 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 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 11.5 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

Product Description

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

  • ASIN: B001K3IXGY
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 5.5 x 4.6 inches; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Item model number: 8797
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,590 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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    Very elegant yet sporty watch.
    Watchirista
    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.
    s.graham
    All I can say is get one while it is in stock.
    Alistair Lobo

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By s.graham on March 25, 2011
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    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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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By skasem on January 24, 2011
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    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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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Davuluri on February 24, 2012
    I absolutely love this watch! I am very impressed about how accurate this watch is. It gaines about 2-3 seconds/day which is incredible for an automatic watch. My 3 month old tag heuer link gains about 15 sec/day so I was pleasantly surprised with the accuracy of this much cheaper watch. The band is also quite striking and comfortable. The watch has a good amount of weight but not too heavy; just right. The face is also quite striking. The contrast between the black and the orange is perfect and also the sapphire crystal makes the display clear and stunning!!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alistair Lobo on December 12, 2011
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    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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