News 2008

Diamant S acier serti

Sparkling with dazzling brilliance, the new gem-set diamant watch reaches new peaks of elegance

The Watch Quote™ - December 24th, 2008

The Baume & Mercier Diamant S acier serti watch

The Diamant collection by Baume & Mercier has never so richly deserved its name as with this new all gem-set version. The radiance of the brilliant-cut diamonds is all-embracing, wrapping an incandescent garment of light around this precious timepiece distinguished by its modern, exquisitely feminine lines. The off-centered and intensely personal diamond adorning its crown, which has become the unmistakable signature feature of Baume & Mercier ladies’ models, lends the crowning touch to a cascade of 107 diamonds gracing the watch and transforming it into a stunning watch gem. From the circumference of the crown to the lateral indentation characteristic of the diamant line, the original gem-setting of the scintillating new version of the Diamant extends over the lugs and bracelet links, while illuminating the mother-of-pearl dial with 11 non-aligned brilliants. To achieve an even more precious glow, the case and bracelet are in full-polished steel.

With its elaborate gem-setting embodying the ultimate expression of the diamant spirit, this new jewelry model is a perfect blend of Baume & Mercier’s legendary timeless elegance and contemporary design. The new full-set Diamant is a perfect match for a dressy evening event, as well as an ideal companion for active women in their daily lives, making them shine like the sparkle of a hundred diamonds.

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Baume & Mercier Diamant S acier serti

Technical description

Movement:Quartz ETA F03.111
Functions:Date display at 6 o’clock
Case:Shape: rectangular
Size: S
Width: 22.05 mm
Length: 34.1 mm
Polished steel case set with 26 diamonds* (0.69 carats)
Polished steel crown set with 14 diamonds* (0.04 carats)
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Case back with screws
Dial:Mother-of-pearl set with 11 diamonds* (0.03 carats)
Dauphine-style rhodium-plated hands
Water resistance:30 m
Strap:Set polished steel set with 56 diamonds* (0.72 carats)
Clasp:Triple folding
Carats (total) :1.48
* Round full-cut 32/24 diamonds, Top Wesselton VS quality

Behind the lens: Elias Amari

Photographer Paris – Geneva

Elias Amari - photographer Paris-Geneva
What is your personal approach to watch photography?
When I shoot a watch, I devote myself to respecting the work accomplished upstream in giving life to this object. The English term for this kind of photography “still-life” is entirely suited to my approach to an object such as a watch. I try to infuse it with something of this life, to embody it, to look for its “personality” just as I would do for the portrait of a person.

What is your relationship with time?
I like the idea that a minute spent doing something pleasant is not the same as one spent doing something we don’t like. I am fascinated by time in the sense of something abstract, immaterial and inevitable.

What does light mean to you as photography?
I love the mythologies associate with light, from Plato’s myth of the cavern to the first day of creation in Genesis. In somewhat pretentious terms, it gives me the impression of dealing with something that is almost sacred. The etymology of the word “photography” actually contains an answer to this question, since it literally means “writing with light”. It is my raw material, just as the pigment is for the painter or the stone for a sculptor.

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