ABOUT BAUME & MERCIER
baume_&_mercier_banner.jpg
ORIGINS

Baume & Mercier’s story begins in 1830. Brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume opened a comptoir horloger (watch dealership) in Les Bois, a village in the Swiss Jura.

 

The Baume brothers’ business grew rapidly, and true to their motto, “accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality”, they forged a fine reputation through the creation of exceptional timepieces featuring the latest innovations.

SWISS MADE EXCELLENCE

Baume & Mercier has been developing its expertise for 190 years. This expertise is based on the principle of “établissage”, meaning every stage in the creation of a timepiece is controlled in-house, as is the assembly of its various components. This choice reflects the Maison’s strong principles and is a guarentee of the highest quality.

Design and development studio

Each of our watches is a result of the passion of our master watchmakers and a desire to innovate, which is reflected in thousands of sketches, hundreds of hours of modelling, and years of development.

 

The skill of our design studio lies in finding the balance between artistic creativity and technical possibilities, which is the responsibility of our development engineers.

TESTING

 The assembled calibers and cases are submitted to the most stringent individual tests to ensure every timepiece functions according to Baume & Mercier's specifications. The mechanical watches are tested on a machine for the movement’s accuracy and power reserve. Their function controls are also tested: setting the time, jumping date, chronograph and any other complication.

Fore more information contact DGA.