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: #89,819 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

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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 have owned multiple marquis Swiss watches over the yrs. I own Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Omega, Tissot and Longines watches. Always wanted a Baume and Mercier and bought this one for its classic looks. The watch is gorgeous. Fit and finish is pristine. However it was a nightmare owning this watch.
    If you look at the other reviews, a lot of folks complain about the clasp. Sure enough, not only was the clasp very complicated to lock and take off, it failed on multiple occasions to the point that the watch almost fell off my wrist once. I started feeling very insecure when wearing the watch and found myself checking my wrist on multiple occasions to see if the watch was still on !!! Not a very good thing for an 1800 dollar watch.
    I was still willing to give the watch a chance and kept wearing it . I noticed that some days it would lose upto 4 minutes time in a 24 hr period and on other days would gain upto 3 minutes. This makes no sense as generally the watch should be either slow or fast ( which would be fixed by fine tuning), but not both !!!. Again one does not expect a watch of this pedigree to behave worse than a 50 dollar Timex . Finally, one day the watch just stopped working ( I had taken it off to go to sleep for six hours). I wound it and shook it some and that got it started promptly but at that point I lost all confidence in this watch.
    Baume and Mercier should be ashamed of themselves. I am not the only one of this forum who has had a bad experience with this particular watch. I have known people who have had this brand of watch for 30 to 50 yrs and continue to wear their peices even today. However, I for one will never buy this brand again. For those of you on the fence about buying this watch, stay clear of it.
    The only silver lining in this otherwise terrible experience was the EXCELLENT service by AMAZON. The watch was taken back for a full refund with no questions asked.
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    Me and my husband have three Baume and Mercier watches between the two of us deployment and we are happy with the watches but the bands and clasps are problematic.
    The Classima watch : the deployment clasp/buckle came undone from the leather strap because one piece of a screw holding it together got lost while wearing it. The watch had been worn a dozen times. After contacting B&M they tell you that the complete buckle has to be replaced, cost $ 125
    Ladies watch with diamond bezel and stainless steel bracelet : it is a miracle that I still have this watch as already three times I did find the watch on the floor, every time because screws holding the stainless bracelet together came undone and one time the clasps holding the bracelet to the watch lost tension. Every time when sending it in, although it is just a missing screw, it has been a repair of over $ 100.
    I just stopped wearing the watch, and so did my husband. Never had any problems with the watch or mechanism , always with the clasps and bracelets.
    Strange that we both have the same problems, on watches that hardly ever are worn....
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