News October 2006

Certain myths are indestructible… the Riviera myth is one of them.
A descendant of the famous Baume & Mercier line, the Riviera Chronograph XXL reveals itself in new flamboyant attire. The association of red gold and black rubber expresses harmonious power and offers a resolutely modern and sporty look.

Riviera Chronograph - Red gold/rubber XXL

The harmonious power of contrasts

The Watch Quote™ - October 22nd, 2006

Baume & Mercier Riviera chronograph Steel-Red gold / Rubber, XX - ref.: M0A08712

Watchmaking evolution is all about endless reinvention… one’s own myths too!
In 2004, the designers at Baume & Mercier created a new generation of Riviera.

A rejuvenation treatment that did not make any concessions in its quest for modernity; the Riviera preserves its essence - a dodecagonal watchcase and a flexible strap for unequalled comfort, while the dial doted with Roman numerals demonstrates meticulous restyling and ultimate attention to detail.
It isn’t surprising that today, this line is increasingly winning the favors of the most exacting connoisseurs.

The Riviera XXL chronograph will be no exception. Dressed in new apparel, its powerful and harmonious presence does not go unnoticed. The imposing 43mm dodecagonal case in black PVD steel has its rightful place. But above all, the contrasting red gold bezel underscored by the symmetry of the four screws and a black vulcanized rubber strap puts it in a class of its own.

The combination of noble materials is further enhanced by a superb dial finish featuring a transfer printed glossy white honeycomb décor to recall the dodecagonal shape of the watch. Baume & Mercier’s symbol, the letter phi, is present on the gilt hour hand, whereas the counters remain discreet to underscore the brilliance of the bezel.

With its personal stamp, the Riviera made its mark in the 70s. Succeeded by high caliber heirs like the Riviera Chronograph XXL, it is destined to have the same impact on this millennium.

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Baume & Mercier Riviera chronograph
Steel-Red gold / Rubber, XX - ref.: M0A08712
  • Men's watch from the Riviera collection.
  • Self-winding mechanical movement with chronograph function.
  • Dodecagonal-shaped case, XXL size (43 mm) in black PVD steel with red gold bezel, water-resistant to 100m.
  • Black dial with black counters, gilt Roman numerals and date display at 3 o'clock. Gilt hour, minute and seconds hands coated with Superluminova material.
  • Screw-down case back and crown.
  • Black vulcanized rubber strap with triple folding security clasp.

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