Baume & Mercier Capeland with ref MV 045214 in SS with quartz movt
BAUME & MERCIER
CAPELAND – MV045214
SIZE – DIAMETER EXCLUDING WINDING CROWN:
SIZE – LENGTH INCLUDING LUGS:
Baume & Mercier Hampton with ref MV 045063 in SS with quartz movt
Round Capeland Baume & Mercier with black dial and Arabic numerals (1 through 12) for the hours. The watch has window for the date at 3 o’clock. It is a “Swiss Made” model. The crown comes with the “B&M” logo. It is a stainless-steel back case with engraved outside “Baume & Mercier – Geneve – Stainless steel – Acier Inox – 5222862 – MV45214”. The watch has a quartz movement. The watch comes with a genuine Baume & Mercier brown leather strap and a stainless-steel double clasp buckle.
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: 37mm
Length including lugs: 42mm