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Baume & Mercier COSC Baumatic

Postby Racer-X » January 11th 2018, 11:25pm

by Tracey Llewellyn "On the subject of an in-house movement, Baume & Mercier CEO Alain Zimmermann is clear: “Throughout the 20th century, high-end watchmaking was carried out from the perspective of the client – precision and reliability were paramount. And then, a few years ago, all the hype about manufacture calibres started. Everybody challenged me on why Baume did not have its own movement. But for me, if we were going to do it, it had to have meaning and not just be for the sake of it. And, most importantly, it could not have a negative impact on the price of the watch.”"

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Re: Baume & Mercier COSC Baumatic

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » January 12th 2018, 5:06am

B&M makes an in-house movement, puts it in a watch that isn't the size of a saucer, and that looks quite fucking lovely? And I thought they'll never make anything cool. And just look, they did actually make a good-looking watch that doesn't have me yawning!
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Re: Baume & Mercier COSC Baumatic

Postby foghorn » January 12th 2018, 5:34am

Excepting "Baumatic" there is nothing not to like.
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Re: Baume & Mercier COSC Baumatic

Postby codguy » January 12th 2018, 6:35am

Rid the Baumatic & 5 Day Chronometer markings, add some blued hands--- winner.
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Re: Baume & Mercier COSC Baumatic

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » January 12th 2018, 7:56am

Guess they won't get rid of the Baumatic name. The original Baumatic was introduced - IIRC - in the 1950s, so the name's nothing new, and throwback to vintage models is quite the cash cow these days.
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Re: Baume & Mercier COSC Baumatic

Postby Wasp » January 12th 2018, 8:40am

Naming convention rings of a nether region medical procedure.
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Re: Baume & Mercier COSC Baumatic

Postby TemerityB » January 12th 2018, 3:09pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:B&M makes an in-house movement, puts it in a watch that isn't the size of a saucer, and that looks quite fucking lovely? And I thought they'll never make anything cool. And just look, they did actually make a good-looking watch that doesn't have me yawning!


Well put. Most B&M offerings I pay no mind to, but this one is intriguing.
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