News January 2006

The Hampton Classic square XL GMT watch is an integral part of the « Business Class » theme to be presented at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2006… a tiny glimpse of what’s in store!

Hampton Classic square XL GMT

The art of Business travel

The Watch Quote™ - January 12th, 2006

Following last year’s successful launch of the innovative XL square watch within the Hampton Classic line, the design studio of the Baume & Mercier watchmaking house also wanted to cater for the needs of travel enthusiasts, watch connoisseurs and businessmen.

What better way to accomplish this mission
than to feature a dual time function?

Indeed the second-time reading on the Hampton Classic square XL GMT* is the indispensable travel companion for today’s globetrotting businessman to enable him in just one glance, to keep track of local time and time back home. But functionality has to be combined with beauty and that is precisely what the Baume & Mercier design studio does best. The rust-brown dual time numerals recall the dark-brown alligator strap. True to the values of proportion of the brand’s emblem, the golden number Phi, these numerals have been carefully centered in the middle of the dial to match and highlight the square shaped case, ensuring perfect equilibrium. In other words, a refined dial design in total harmony with the spirit of the Hampton line, today a brand icon.
As for the polished steel square case, its strong personality and imposing XL size blends elegance and modernity - Pure design and charismatic allure.

The Hampton Classic square XL GMT houses an automatic movement and looks just as good with a business suit as smart sportswear attire. It is sure to become an instant and irresistible must-have accessory for today’s active jetsetters!

Hampton Classic square XL GMT

  • Men's watch from the Hampton collection.
  • Self-winding mechanical movement with dual time function.
  • Cambered XL size square case(45 x 34.1 x 10.05mm) in polished steel, water-resistant to 50 meters.
  • White dial with black appliqué Arabic numerals and Greek letter Phi, rust-brown dual time numerals and date display at half past four.
  • Case back with screws.
  • Full-skin dark brown alligator strap with square scales, tone on tone stitching and adjustable folding clasp.
  • Price with VAT: 1690 €

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The Hamptons, situated on long Island to the east of New York is a magical place... a mixture of authentic tradition and modernity

The Hampton - Long Island

The beach, ocean, sand dunes, the local inhabitants as well as the active New York weekenders, all blend together in perfect harmony. What better setting for the Baume & Mercier watchmaking house to find inspiration in 1994, for a watch named Hampton. The points in common are only too obvious: elegance, understated aesthetic lines, comfort and the perfect balance of tradition and contemporary design. Over the years the Hampton line has successfully evolved - from the Hampton Classic, the Milleis through to the Spirit, all have preserved its characteristic identity: the cambered square. A definite success for more than 10 years, the Hampton watch has imposed itself as a brand icon without losing an ounce of its authenticity and better still: more than a watch, a style is born!






1960 - Rectangular watch
Source of inspiration for the first Hampton

1994 - Hampton Classic
Birth of the Hampton line

2000 - Hampton Milleis
Cambered elegance

2002 - Hampton Spirit
Strong personality for a retro-contemporary design

2005 - Hampton Classic Square
Design and style

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