Bringing together watchmaking heritage and unconventional yet classic designs has been Baume & Mercier’s sweet spot for years. From their start in 1830, the brand has been committed to building highly accurate timepieces and they have the track record to show it, having set numerous records for accuracy in timekeeping in their early days. As the brand hit its stride in the early 1900s, it forged an identity for incorporating Art Deco styling in their broad and varied line of watches.
Of no exception is the Hampton line, to which today’s MVO45063 belongs. The 40x24mm rectangular stainless steel case has edges that are not sharp yet not quite rounded. This dichotomy extends to the lugs that taper yet don’t fully integrate with the triple-link steel bracelet (sized for wrists up to 7.5”). Applied polished numerals at the 3, 9, and 12 positions utilize a keen vintage font while an inner rectangle features minute markers that burst forth. A quartz movement powers the silvered small seconds and hands which contrast against the sooth black dial.