January Sales: More Online Wristwatch Bargains

We had another scout around the web for watch bargains as the final reductions are applied in the January Sales. WATCHO ONLINE UK How about a Baume and Mercier Riviera down from £3380 to £2704? The smoky grey dial Riviera has a tweaked movement with 120 hours of reserve, which is impressive, plsu a see-thru…

Baume & Mercier Riviera Blue, Or Grey

Two new Riviera models from Baume & Mercier this week. You can choose from a blue or silver grey dial Baumatic Riviera, with the grey priced at £4250 and the blue dial, steel bracelet option coming in at £4510. These are high prices for Baume branded watches, which often struggle to sell quickly on the…

Baume & Mercier Riviera, With a Deeper Blue Dial

If you love the style of the AP Royal Oak, then maybe this new Baume & Mercier Riviera, with a wonderful deep blue dial and 12 sided bezel, might work for you. OK, it lacks the sheer prestige of the AP, but the Baume 10616 is still Swiss, looks sharp and has a 42mm case…

Baume & Mercier Classima Just Lacks Pizazz

Baume and Mercier are a slightly offbeat brand for most watch collectors in the UK. Yes, they are Swiss, part  of the giant Richemont Group. But Baume lacks the luxury cachet of IWC, JLC, Panerai or Cartier. It’s seen as a starter brand, one for the poorer watch fans. OK, the Classima model is relatively…

Baume Throws in The Towel on Solo Brand Status

Swiss brand Baume has now decided that it is returning to being called Baume & Mercier, which was the company’s name for decades. The poorly thought out marketing ploy, set up a few years ago to try an separate the brands has failed. No surprise here at NWC mag as the Baume brand never really…

Baume & Mercier Riviera is a Quick Change Artist

We have seen lots of green dial watches from TAG, Rolex, IWC, Breitling, Oris and more over the last year. Baume and Mercier has joined the party, with their green dial Riviera model, for men and ladies. Very trick strap change tech on the lugs too. Yes, it does look a bit like an AP…

Can Baume Survive as An Independent Brand?

I only ask the question because having worked for a few years in a pawbroker’s shop I can honestly say that not only have I seen no interest at all in the few Baume & Mercier watches in stock, but nobody ever enquired about a particular model either. Two people in two years came in…

Richemont Financials Show 34% Drop in Profits

Richemont is one of the big names in the watch industry, owning  brands like Alfred Dunhill, A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chloé,  IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Piaget, plus Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Their latest financials show sales at £12.4 billion for the year to March 31, while net profit fell 34…