Authorised retailer for Baume & Mercier Watches. Baume & Mercier are a luxury Swiss watch making brand, with a
ideology of providing authentic and accessible timepieces. The brands core
identity is formed on the idea of cherishing life’s most important moments
memories. Baume & Mercier have been building their reputation for 188
now, and have developed a fantastic range of watches. With experience
heritage, this is one of the most desirable luxury brands around.
The Baume Brothers
The story began back in 1830, with brothers, Louis-Victor and Célestin
Baume. The brothers opened a comptoir horloger (watch dealership) in Les
Bois, a village in the Swiss Jura. The Baume brothers’ new business
experienced rapid growth, and gained a fantastic reputation too. Staying
true to their motto always, “accept only perfection, only manufacture
watches of the highest quality”. Following their motto, they guaranteed the
creation of exceptional timepieces featuring the latest innovations.
Under the name ‘Baume Brothers’ the company went on to set up a branch
in London, aware of the potential of the business. Following this, they
continued to expand, and had branches throughout the British Empire. By
the late 19th century, the company had already built a solid international
reputation and built a foundation for becoming an inescapable
The Grand Complication
At this time, Baume Brothers was best known for its chronograph pieces
and grand complication models. The company even won 10 Grand Prix
awards and 7 gold medals at international exhibitions across the world.
Baume timepieces demonstrated an extremely rare accuracy. Then, in
1892, they were victorious in a competition held by the Kew Observatory
near London. They won with a chronometer pocket-watch, equipped with a
tourbillon movement, of which the precision was to remain unmatched for
over ten years.
Baume & Mercier are continue to produce at the same high quality that
they have been doing for over 180 years. When purchasing a Baume et
Mercier watch, you can be guaranteed of reliability, quality and longevity.
Whether it is a base model, men’s, women’s or top of the range, each
watch has to meet certain specification before it can be sold.