- 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
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|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!
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.
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....
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 17 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 21 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 on July 17, 2014 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
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
I bought this item from a local jewelry shop. My first impression of this product was great. The watch is just what I wanted from a functionality standpoint, it has a clean dial,... Read morePublished on February 25, 2012 by TheSoapmaker