|Baume et mercier SIHH 2013 Clifton1830|
"This new piece in 18K red gold, powered by a manually wound calibre by the manufacture, is the exemplary urban watch intended as the most authentic re-edition of the historical model that has inspired the entire Clifton collection. Some choices, as soon as they move outside the framework of generally accepted taste, position those who make the mas opinion-formers. It is unusual to opt for manual winding in a world where most people still believe that automatic winding is the quintessence of mechanical watchmaking. But for those who can read between the lines and are familiar with the highest levels of Fine Watchmaking, someone with a hand-wound watch is recognized as a design lover who looks beyond conventional thinking. This simple, refined watch, with its curves and straight lines, merges into the wrist. At first glance, there is nothing to suggest its important difference and its emotional power. Yet it has been created to form a close bond with its owners. It is a marvelous example of balance and classic design, almost as if inspired by the best of the Maison’s models from the “Golden Fifties” but with its dimensions adapted to meet the requirements of modern trends. This is a discreet timepiece that says nothing about what makes it different; it is firmly a watch of its time, appealing only to the initiated. For this reason, it will be the choice of those who appreciate elegance in the office and will accompany its owners through all of life’s important moments."