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September 11, 2012

Baume & Mercier to display iconic time pieces dating back to 1830 at TimeCrafters 2012

The TimeCrafters 2012 exhibition is open to the public September 14-15, at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. At this year's show, Baume & Mercier dips into its archives dating back to 1830 to pay homage to styles of the past that have inspired today's collections.

The TimeCrafters 2012 exhibition is open to the public September 14-15, at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. At this year's show, Baume & Mercier dips into its archives dating back to 1830 to pay homage to styles of the past that have inspired today's collections. 

Among the pieces making their US debut are a stunning silver pocket watch with key-wound mechanical movement from 1915; a creative art nouveau style women's platinum watch set with diamonds, circa 1925 and a 1940 square watch crafted in 18-karat yellow gold with a leather strap.  This beautiful timepiece served as the inspiration piece for the now iconic Hampton Collection.

Other men's highlights include a 1960 watch that was the inspiration piece for the brand's highly regarded Capeland Collection. Also dating to 1960 is a pink gold watch with leather strap and hand-wound chronograph mechanical movement that is similar in style.

In the women's category, the brand exhibit will include two stunning women's watches from 1950: A cylindrically shaped Marquise watch with a hand-wound mechanical movement crafted in 18-karat yellow gold, set with diamonds; and a petite, steel square watch with a hand-wound mechanical movement and white leather strap.  Lastly, on display will be a 1998 piece – the first Linea watch, created in gold-plate with a gold bracelet and housing a quartz movement. This watch was the inspiration for the newest Linea Collection that is taking the market by storm.

Guests at TimeCrafters will enjoy a truly unique experience from Baume & Mercier who will showcase its true leadership in creating refined avant-garde watches for both women and men. This exhibition will showcase rarely seen historical museum pieces that elegantly profile the brand's rich history and timelessly superb craftsmanship.

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