I can’t believe its been 20 years since Baume & Mercier released their iconic Hampton collection of watches. Man I am getting old!
At this SIHH 2015 towards the end of January, Baume & Mercier will release a new Hampton to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Hampton Collection.
Like the original Hampton from 1995, this watch is clean bold and refined all at the same time. This NEW Hampton is constructed out of satin-finished polished stainless steel, measures 31mm x 47mm x 10mm. The crystal is a curved sapphire, with a sapphire display back, and it is water resistant to 50 meters.
The Movement is a Swiss automatic ETA caliber. It has an off-white dial displaying the hour, minutes and seconds, with a date window at 6 o’clock and blued or gold finish sword-shaped hands.
The bottom line is I like both NEW Hampton Models because they offer two different aesthetics for the sophisticated gentleman wearing black and the one who wears brown in a classic model that has been re-designed for the ages.