Baume & Mercier, founded in 1830 in Swiss Jura, is a world-renowned watchmaker. The Brand provides the best watches from its Geneva headquarters and Swiss Jura factories. The Baume & Mercier House continues to chronicle watchmaking history by handing along its design and watchmaking knowledge. This savoir-faire matches the Brand’s founders William Baume & Paul Mercier’s collaboration: classicism meets originality, heritage meets contemporary, and elegance meets character. Through Riviera, Clifton, Classima, Hampton, and Baume.
Baume's chronometer pocket watch with a tourbillon mechanism won the Kew Observatory's 1892 competition.
William Baume, company director, joined Paul Mercier to create Baume & Mercier, Geneva. By delivering well-balanced special-shaped watches, the company became a wristwatch leader.
The brand received the "Poinçon de Genève" quality certification, the highest international honour of the period.
One of the earliest steel sports watches was Baume & Mercier's Riviera.
The company joined the Vendôme group, now Richemont, and added many popular models that became its flagship lines.
Baume & Mercier welcomes BAUME as a separate line showcasing its unique style and eco-responsibility.