Thursday, July 8, 2010

The new Baume & Mercier Riviera MAGNUM XXL models

The new Riviera MAGNUM XXL models Larger, stronger

Baume & Mercier is enriching its Riviera MAGNUM sports watch collection with two substantial new models: a limited-edition “all black” chronograph with flyback function and transparent dial; and an athletic three-pointer and date display model, both in a new XXL size measuring 45 mm in diameter (compared with 43 mm for previous versions).

In addition to their more generous size, these two new launches enrich the Riviera MAGNUM line with several advanced design features: a case redesigned with one side shaped like a car radiator grille; new hollowed hands; a larger crown; and a new rubber strap with pure lines, secured by an adjustable triple folding clasp.

Nonetheless, the new Riviera MAGNUM XXL watches retain the sporting, sophisticated attributes of the legendary Riviera line: the twelve-sided bezel characterizing the Riviera line since 1973, solidly secured to the case by four black PVD-coated screws; guaranteed water resistance to 200 meters thanks to the case construction with its screw-down back and crown; as well as scratch-resistant glareproofed sapphire crystals to ensure optimal sturdiness and readability. Not to mention the infinite care lavished on details, the high quality standards and the respect for the rules of fine craftsmanship upon which Baume & Mercier has built international reputation since 1830.

Modern-day adventurers combining sophisticated technology, contemporary aesthetic and impeccable functionality, the new Riviera MAGNUM XXL watches are more than ever cut out for action and performance.

RIVIERA MAGNUM XXL AUTO - 8835
Movement: Auto (ETA 2892)
Oscillating weight decorated with “Côtes de Genève” motif
Function: Date at 3 o’clock
Case: Dodecagonal / XXL (45 mm)
Thickness: 12.1 mm
Polished / satin-finished steel decorated case
Satin-finished steel bezel secured by 4 PVD steel screws
Black vulcanized rubber joint
Screw-down crown, crown cover
Sapphire crystal case back secured by 4 black PVD steel screws
Dial: Sun satin-finished black
Superluminova-recessed Romans numerals & indexes
Superluminova-tipped hands
Antiglare crystal
Strap: Black vulcanized rubber
Adjustable triple folding buckle
Water-resistance: 200m

The new Baume & Mercier Riviera MAGNUM XXL models
The new Baume & Mercier Riviera MAGNUM XXL models back
The new Baume & Mercier Riviera MAGNUM XXL models (b)

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