Baume & Mercier Men's 8462 Classima Automatic Strap Watch

3.9 out of 5 stars 23 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
  • 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
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Product Description

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 May 16, 2005
  • 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: #78,590 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
    • Average Customer Review:
      3.9 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Baume & Mercier
    Model number MOAO8462
    Part Number MOAO8462
    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 42 millimeters
    Case Thickness 9 millimeters
    Band Material Alligator leather
    Band length mens
    Band width 22 millimeters
    Band Color Black
    Dial color White
    Bezel material Stainless steel
    Bezel function Stationary
    Calendar Date
    Special features Water Resistant
    Item weight 2 Pounds
    Movement Swiss automatic
    Water resistant depth 99 Feet

    Customer Reviews

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    Verified Purchase
    Baume et Merciet (pronounced bomb-eh me-air-cyah) is a classic timepiece, rated highly by GQ as a classic timepiece and highly recommended as basically the "bottom" of the top tier of the elite manufacturers. Amazon has fantastic prices on it, and although you forgo the original 12 month manufacturers warranty, with Amazon it is authentic and they stand behind it with their own 2 year warranty, and it's well worth it to buy it here, in my opinion.

    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.
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    This watch is an automatic, dual-time watch, from Baume & Mercier, one of the best and most well-known Swiss watchmakers.

    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, since its retail price in jewelers from usual malls is approx $1800. I got mine for less than $1300 on Amazon!
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    I recently purchased the Classima model #8462 from and wanted to let everyone know that the transaction was perfect.

    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 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 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!!

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    I was debating between an Omega or Breitling GMT watch until I noticed the Baume & Mercier (B&M) 8462 on a mall poster. Scouting the B&M line I now decided on models 8838 or 8462, and chose the latter for several reasons. Looking around at different vendors,'s price of less than $1300 was too good to pass up, and included no tax, free shipping and an in-house warranty to boot!

    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 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 are both highly recommended!
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