Baume & Mercier Men's 8462 Classima Automatic Strap Watch
- Quality Swiss Automatic movement; Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your arm
- Scratch-resistant-sapphire crystal
- Case diameter: 42 mm
- Stainless-steel case; White dial; Date function
- Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
Baume et Mercier Classima Executives XL Watch XL Size - Stainless steel case on a black alligator strap White dial Applique Roman numerals and indexes Dual time zone Date indicator at the 3 mark Pin buckle Water-resistant to 30M Swiss automatic movement: Baume & Mercier Classima Executives XL
As distinctive as it is elegant, the Men's Classima Automatic Strap Watch #8462 from Baume & Mercier is a timepiece you'll be proud to pass down through the generations. Featuring a white dial with the Greek letter Phi at 12 o'clock--a symbol of the golden number and Leonardo da Vinci's theory of proportion--classic Roman numerals at three, six, and nine o'clock, and small Arabic numeral indices in red and black on the outer dial, this sophisticated Classima watch is at home in the board room and at black tie events. Also offering four trim, easy-to-read hands for dual-time functionality, a convenient date window at three o'clock, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and reliable automatic movement, this timepiece is water resistant to 99 feet.
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- ASIN: B001D1YG28
- Item model number: MOAO8462
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 16, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Baume & Mercier|
|Dial window material type||Scratch resistant sapphire|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||9 millimeters|
|Band Material||Alligator leather|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Water Resistant|
|Item weight||2 Pounds|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
This particular model arrived in beautiful packaging with a gorgeous box and pillow, with three parts to the box. Very nice.
The clasp is definitely slightly more unusual than many other Breitling or other high-end watch straps, but easy to adjust and use. It took me a minute to figure it out, but when I did, it was easy to use... it looks like your typical "belt buckle" style on the outside, but has folded metal mechanisms inside that prevent the watch from falling off your wrist, for example, when trying to buckle it each morning.
It sits comfortably on a wrist, and although not a small face compared to something like a Patek Phillipe (few high end watches have small faces anymore), doesn't appear bulky. As another reviewer noted, it sits relatively flat against the skin, so doesn't interfere with a dress shirt, for example.
The black leather band gives is a formal look that would allow this to be used even to a tuxedo level without any heartburn, yet the stainless steel case and the clean white face give it a modern look. Very nice blend of a clean modern watch with a very traditional markings - they rely heavily on what has worked and looked timeless for them over the last 100 years.Read more ›
I particularly like the way the dual time is indicated: an extra arm on the same movement will point to the second time zone, which avoids having a separate movement and dial and keeps the watch very classy and not crowded at all. Very elegant and stylish. It is also very light. Thickness is about 1/3", which is quite small for an automatic watch.
It has the big advantage of not being a quartz watch, which makes it more reliable. In fact a sign of that is that you can see the seconds arm continuously rotate instead of the regular intervals made by quartz watches. Finally, best of all is the beautiful sound of the swiss movement, which I would have given an extra star for!
Final note, don't plan on buying this watch anywhere other than on Amazon.com, since its retail price in jewelers from usual malls is approx $1800. I got mine for less than $1300 on Amazon!
This is the first time that I have purchased an expensive watch online ($1,500) sight unseen, and had some anxieties about doing so. However, with the Amazon.com reputation behind it, I felt it was worth a try, considering the significant savings that could be realized in obtaining a genuine Baume & Mercier.
The watch came with all of the manufacturer's original materials - presentation case, manual, etc. It is important for folks to know that the manufacturers warranty is not applicable in such a transaction because of the online selling channel. However Amazon.com steps in and provides a full warranty, so this is not really a problem. If it is a genuine watch by a quality Swiss manufacturer, there should never be any warranty issue -- the watch will work out of the box.
It doesn't make sense to buy a watch any other way!!
A few years back I bought my wife a B&M watch at Costco, but a year later it couldn't keep time properly, even with battery changes. Having it professionally looked at revealed that it had a non-standard B&M quartz movement piece (low-cost asian cloned copy). This was rectified for a few hundred more. The rest of the watch was authenticated by the watchmaker repairman and serial numbers by B&M themselves.
Thus somewhat cautious, I had my new 8462 watch professionally opened up and was relieved to see that Amazon.com lives up to its authenticity claim. My watch is genuine B&M and has Swiss 2893 movement - equating to a "Top" rating, which I read online somewhere is just shy of official chronometer certification.
I concur with the other posts. The 8462 is beautiful, lightweight, the red is reddish brown (but tends to suit the watch better IMO), the leather strap operates like a clasp wristband, and note that the time movement arms are chrome vice grey. While watch adjustment is easy to figure out, the all-watches-in-one B&M instruction manual is likely the worst part of this purchase. Overall, the B&M 8462 and Amazon.com are both highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been a fan of Baume & Merceir for years - owned a capeland in the past. This is an awesome watch - large size. Very nice dress watch and hold excellent time. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Steven Mueller
Its a very classy and handsome timepiece. I think the watch is too dressy and may not go with casual attire but perfect for any formal occasion. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Waqar Mustafa
This rating is about dealing with B&M, not this particular watch. I have enjoyed my B&M for two decades plus, but when it finally needed service, I learned it had to go back to... Read morePublished 19 months ago by John Carver
This is a handsome watch but it is much larger than it appears. It is a bit bulky for me. The reason for the return however, was that it stopped working from time to time (not... Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Charlakos
I have owned multiple marquis Swiss watches over the yrs. I own Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Omega, Tissot and Longines watches. Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Aon
Great looking watch.Quality is a must and for the price,this is it! Also like how substantial the watch feels as well-To top it off recieved it in just 2 days. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by H
I had been looking at purchasing the 8462 for about 6 months, but due to my wedding I had not been able to justify the purchase. Read morePublished on September 11, 2012 by Ben Smith
This is a beautiful looking watch and the dual time comes in very handy as I travel extensively for work and pleasure. Fit and finish are impeccable and I just admire the quality. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by Majid Rizvi