Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier has decided to expand its Hampton collection with new contemporary pieces.
Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the 2020 version of the Hampton model retains its rectangular shape and its particular design codes: bursts of bright colours, luxurious materials, straight lines and symmetry. At the same time, however, its curves are more fluid and its right angles, rounded. The dial, which is protected by a domed sapphire glass, is adorned with Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock as well as riveted indexes. Meanwhile, the hands are sword-shaped.
Hampton for men
The men's versions come in three models: – A classic three-hand version (43 x 27.5 mm) – A three-hand version with small seconds and the date (48 x 31 mm) – A dual time version with a big date function and a day/night indicator (48 x 31 mm)
The watches house a self-winding movement whose oscillating weight is decorated with "Côtes de Genève" visible through the open case back. The power reserves range from 38 to 42 hours, depending on the model.
Hampton for women
The small pieces (35 x 22.2 mm), designed for women’s wrists, contain a new-generation quartz movement with an optimised seven-year reliability. Available with a silver, sun satin-finished blue or diamond-set white mother-of-pearl dial, each watch has a solid case back that can be custom engraved.
In addition, the steel bracelet is interchangeable.
Baume & Mercier also gives women the freedom to play with colour and match the new Hampton to whatever they’re wearing. There are thus 14 leather straps in dazzling shades: ocean, coral, turquoise, lime, green, black, orchid, mauve, passion fruit, poppy, mango, pistachio, powder pink and ice blue. Enough to keep the summer alive during the long months of winter…