During the recent Watches & Wonders exhibition, I am thrilled to reunite with my dear friend Romain from Baume & Mercier and catching up some old times, his classic charm and French elegance is always impressive that I appreciated, perhaps that makes him one of the busiest gent in his beautifully decorated booth, surrounded by guests asking about the exquisite crafted timepieces and stories of the watchmaking house. I let myself in lightly in the inner salon, approaching to a sleek rounded cabinet, a series of simple-designed yet elegant watches then just caught my eyes, and that’s moment I start to discover the story of the Classima collection.
Reminiscent to the day of scholar, the concept of Classima collection derived from the initiatory watch that wears by young graduates that associate with their first success, carrying their dreams and conquering spirits with their scholar charm and timeless elegance. The latest model 10218 possess all these quintessential qualities that fully reflected from its simple yet classical design, a 40mm diameter polished steel case, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal surface with a refined white dial and understated line décor, housed in a high-precision Swiss quartz moment, the subtle yet classy detail makes it a perfect timepiece in a smart and polished ensemble, such as the roman numerals and elegant indexes, accessorized with the luxurious black alligator strap, its solid case back which enables for engraving with name, quote or special message, this makes the Classima an ideal timepiece as a very special gift yet versatile to be wore in different occasions and remembrance of the special moment.
With its distinctive central display of the moon phases appearing through a stylized opening in the shape of a crescent moon, the Classima 10219 offers a little playful twist to the classic elegance.
Scholar charm is no longer be found only back in your college days or old photographs, an elegant piece of Classima can always bring you back to those wonderful memories, yet, letting you catching up your pace living in presence.
Image courtesy of Baume & Mercier, Richemont Asia Pacific Limited