Authorised retailer for Baume & Mercier Watches. Baume & Mercier is a luxury Swiss watch making brand, with a
fundamental ideology of providing authentic and accessible
timepieces. The brand’s core identity is formed on the idea of
cherishing life’s most important moments and memories. Baume &
Mercier has been building its reputation for 188 years now, and has
developed a fantastic range of watches. With experience and 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 in Les Bois,
a village in the Swiss Jura. The Baume brothers’ new business
experienced rapid growth and gained a fantastic reputation quickly.
Staying true to their motto, “accept only perfection, only manufacture
watches of the highest quality”. they guaranteed exceptional
timepieces with 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 established branches throughout the British Empire. By
the late 19th century, the company had already built a solid
international reputation and created a foundation for becoming a
player in the industry that couldn’t be disregarded.
The Grand Complication
At this time, Baume Brothers was best known for its chronograph
pieces and grand complication models. The company won 10 Grand
Prix awards and 7 gold medals at international exhibitions across the
world. Baume timepieces demonstrated an extremely rare accuracy.
In 1892, the watchmaker won a competition held by the Kew
Observatory near London. They won with a chronometer pocket-
watch, equipped with a tourbillon movement, the precision of which
was to remain unmatched for over ten years.
Today Baume & Mercier continue to produce at the same high quality
that they have been doing for over 180 years. A Baume & Mercier
watch guarantees you reliability, quality and longevity.