Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph with ref MV 045217 – 2 tons with automatic movement
BAUME & MERCIER
||CAPELAND – MV045217|
STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD
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Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph with ref MV 045217 – 2 tons with automatic movemented
Round Capeland Baume & Mercier with cream dial and gold Arabic numerals (1 through 12) for the hours. 3 sub dials with hours at 6 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock and minutes at 12 o’clock. The hands are in gold with “Sword” style. The watch has window for the date at 3 o’clock. It is a “Swiss Made” model. The screwed gold crown comes with the “B&M” logo. The bezel is in 18K yellow gold. It is a stainless-steel back case with engraved outside “Baume & Mercier – Geneve – Stainless steel – Acier Inox – 222619 – MV45217” – 100M. The watch has an automatic movement. The watch comes with a genuine stainless steel and gold Baume & Mercier bracelet with double clasp. The length of the bracelet is 7.5 inches and the width is 19mm. Good working condition.
The company was founded in 1841 by Florentine A. Jones in the small town of Rummey in the United States. When he turned 14, Jones moved to Boston to work with watchmakers and then move again in 1868 to Schaffhausen. His goal was to make cheap pocket watches for the US market using the industrial techniques. In 1869, he signed a lease with Johann Heinrich Moser where 2 years later the first pocket watches were produced. 1875 was the year of the first company bankruptcy followed by a second bankruptcy in 1879. Then the company is acquired by the Swiss industrial family Rauschenbach. In 1978, Instek AG bought the company. In 2000, the company is sold again to the Richemont group. Calibers of the brand are mythical as the “Jones”, “Mega” or “Pellaton”. IWC brand is particularly known in the world of aviation with the model “Mark 11”. IWC has also worked with “Porsche Design” and today IWC is particularly famous for this “Portuguese” model.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 38.50mm
Length including lugs: 45.50mm