Baume & Mercier Add Two New Hamptons to the Collection

Simplicity and minimalism are perhaps the two words that best describe the two most recent additions to Baume & Mercier’s Hampton collection, reminiscent of the April return of the Cartier Tank Must.

Inserted in the women’s collection, and here I take the opportunity to make an aside, is it really justified to still talk about this era of women’s and men’s collections? The debate is not new but I don’t think so, around here and several times I have already stressed our (or my) position and we will not go back to it, I love my Omega “tank” which curiously has exactly the same measurements as the new Hampton ” women’s” 37 x 22mm and would never trade for the men’s 43 x 27mm.

 

Among the new variants, there is one in a stainless steel and Bordeau dial and another more refined in rose gold and titanium with a blue dial, whose dial tones extend through the crown “cabochon” and the leather straps.

As we mentioned at the outset, frugality is the quality that best describes these two new variants of the Hampton collection, whose dials are by far the most uncluttered of the entire collection. On the textured and shimmering dials obtained by virtue of a layer of varnish, there is only space for the pair of central hour and minute hands and the logo applied at 12 o’clock, both matching the material used on the cases, and the reduced inscriptions of the brand at the top and the mention of “Swiss Made” at the bottom.

Inside they are equipped with the Swiss quartz movement MHH057 which guarantees an autonomy of around eight years. For now, the prices are not yet known however the steel variant should not be far from the € 1,600 of other similar variants while the gold variant being a novelty in the collection it is not possible for us to speculate on any value for now.

 

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General Specifications:

 

Brand: Baume & Mercier

Model: Hampton Lady

 

Dial: Bordeau, blue

Lume: No

Case Material: Stainless steel (bordeau dial), 18k rose gold (blue dial)

Case Dimensions: 35 mm x 22.2 mm, 6.9 mm thickness

Crystal: Sapphire Glass

Water Resistance: 50 Meters

Strap: Bordeau or blue leather strap

 

Caliber: MHH057

Functions: Hours, minutes

Winding: Quartz

Battery Life: 8 Years

 

Price: Not available at the moment.

Limited Edition: No