Friday, January 08, 2016

Luxury and Function in a Watch

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:00:35 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Baume & Mercier is the ideal combination of luxury and function. The Swiss luxury signature combines precision Swiss movement with fashionable styles for that luxurious look. You have plenty of designs to choose from. The Capeland, for instance, has intricate and lavish design. Its retrospective turn-of-the-century dial style crisscrossed with fine lines is truly sophisticated that fits a top executive’s lifestyle. The Clifton, on the contrary, features slender casings and has a minimalist dial style, accentuated by an elegant leather strap. This is ideal for casual Sunday walks or during golf matchups with friends over the weekend.  Meantime, the Hampton offers a square watch option, with one model even lavishly set with precious gems. It’s a perfect corporate watch that projects confidence and style, matching your power dressing.
 
Baume & Mercier is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Friday, September 25, 2015

The right Baume & Mercier for you

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:17:24 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

If you want both precision engineering and luxury in a watch, Baume & Mercier has a full line of models. They're all stylish and highly functional; you can wear them in a formal gathering or on casual days while strolling in a mall or walking at the park. For instance, the Clifton collection features a slender case with a minimal dial design and leather straps. Nothing fancy, but its simplicity evokes sophistication. On the other hand, the Capeland line has a lavish style. It features retro dial design with crisscrossing pattern. The Classima, meantime, is simple as the Clifton; however, it also evokes a subtle  playful style not evident in a Clifton. Lastly, the Hampton wants attention with its square corners and precious stone accents.
 
Baume & Mercier is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.
 
 

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Capeland Man

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:00:00 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

One of Baume & Mercier's iconic watch models, the Capeland series exudes a high degree of sophistication. It's reserved for the successful gentleman, someone who commands respect or attention. But who is he exactly? He can be a celebrity, a known personality in politics or business. But he can also have a low-profile life, be it an engineer, lawyer, accountant, pilot, anyone who drives himself to the best of his skillsÖ and get rewarded in return. He wears a Capeland because it reflects his finer taste in life. The watch model's delicate lines and refreshing blue haze mirrors the man's attention to details and his passion for perfection. The Capeland's multiple functionalities also reflect the wearer's comfortable life with multitasking skills as one of his competitive advantages.
 
Baume & Mercier is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.
 
 

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Be square and elegant

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:40:10 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Elegant dress watches often come in round styles and leather straps. You can’t argue with the simplicity of traditional round elegance, but sometimes, a rectangle dress watch provides a break to that tradition without losing the all-important classic touch. The Swiss made Baume & Mercier Hampton in steel rectangular casing delivers a stunning grace to compliment your best suit. Inspired by the Art Deco period, the Hampton showcases a “retro” feel, superseding the corners with curves to tame the boldness of its design. It features quartz movement and a dial date at 6 o’ clock. The black alligator strap with pin buckle adds to the overall refinement of this watch. Furthermore, it showcases a polished finish and anti-scratch curved sapphire crystal for that totally elegant look.
 
Baume & Mercier is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.
 
 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tell Her You’ve Found a New Lady

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:43:09 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Tell your wife you’ve found a sensual femme fatale. She has a smooth texture that with one look makes your heart beat fast. Her hands are silver-coated and evoke a sun satin-finished smoothness. Her face, a glistening polished tone that reflects the smooth, unblemished surface of sapphire crystal. She is lovely in pink buckle and light brown bracelet. And when you take a dip with her, she can dive up to 5 ATM. If at this point you haven’t been hit yet by a shoe or slapped in the face with a flying plate, tell her the lady’s name: Hampton, a most lovely ladies watch by Baume & Mercier featuring a quartz movement, date function and interchangeable strap. Now watch her face turns apologetic.
 
Baume & Mercier is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.
 
 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Classima

Posted by Schwarzschild at 12:39:32 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Everybody knows that the Swiss are one of the bests, if not the best, in watchmaking. This is because of companies such as Baume & Mercier that only accept perfection and stick to manufacturing pieces of the highest quality. 
 
One collection that caught and continues to catch the eyes of enthusiast is the Baume & Mercier Classima Collection. This collection is inspired by the an older Baume & Mercier model – an ultra-thin white gold watch, powered by a self-winding micro-rotor movement, that was launched in 1965. 
 
The Classima Collection offers watch connoisseurs and enthusiasts a minimalistic look that evokes finesse. It’s extremely pure case combines straight lugs with a guilloché silver-colored dial. The timepiece makes use of roman numerals and slim indexes to keep the minimal theme. The Classima model is also available in other forms.
 
To see more of the Classima Collection, please visit Schwarzschild’s in Alverser Drive. 
 
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Saturday, May 17, 2014

How to look stylishly professional

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:17:28 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Power dressing starts with confidence, the belief that you can achieve goals with the right strategy. Your corporate dress should reflect this confidence. Get a well-tailored suit that hugs your body contour, but it should not be too tight. This creates a smooth, suave style than wearing wide suits. For everyday look, wear an elegant plain dress shirt under the suit like two-ply broadcloth. You can accentuate this with a thin silk necktie, also in plain color. Make sure your suit, dress and tie have complementary colors. In fact, it’s best to stick to two colors as a base and an accent. Pair your outfit with a neatly polished European style loafer. To cap your power fashion wear a Baume & Mercier Classima dress watch in leather strap. Now that’s power.
 
Baume & Mercier  is available at Schwarzschild's in Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Classics

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:34:18 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Baume & Mercier combines luxury, classic feel and functionality in one impressive piece. Its Classima collection reflects the signature’s heritage in watch craftsmanship and design deeply rooted in Swiss precision technology. The Classima 8833 gents watch presents a neat, regale air that you can wear every day at the office or in black-and-white affairs. It features an open balance in its automatic movement and a steel bracelet. On the other hand, the Classima 8485 comes with a quartz movement and a leather strap for a more casual look. Its simple style works well with khakis and even golf shorts. For a more elegant style, the Classima 10037 is set in red gold and black leather strap. It features an automatic movement with date function. It perfectly suits a fine dining date.
 
Baume & Mercier is available at Schwarzschild's in Carry Town. 
 
 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

How to choose a quality watch?

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:48:49 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Do you have difficulty deciding on what type of men’s watch to buy? The features can be overwhelming and intimidating considering the wide array of choices.  But fear not. Although it’s a personal taste that should dictate your style there are a few tips to remember. First, check the glass casing. It should be sapphire crystal, which is harder and more scratch-resistant than mineral crystals. Second, the metal should be solid, not hollow. Feel the weight. If it’s light, it may be empty inside. The fewer amount of metal used, the better. That means the watch is solidly built, not held together by little pieces of scrap metal. Third, go for Swiss movement. Nothing beats the precision engineering perfected by Swiss watchmakers (and its prestige). Lastly, go for signature watches over generic types. They may be expensive, but if you’re serious about watches, signature brands like Baume & Mercier will not compromise quality over quantity.
 
Baume & Mercier is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

An alluring Art Deco timepiece

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:54:08 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

For over 180 years, Baume & Mercier has been creating timepieces meant to become timeless classics. Ever since that momentous day in 1830, this Swiss Maison d’Horlogerie had designed watches for men and women, from one collection to another, guided only by the highest possible quality and unparalleled workmanship. One of these iconic collections is the Art Deco-inspired timepieces, the Hamptons, which include the captivating Baume & Mercier Hampton Linea 10011 for women. This petite, urbane female Hampton version features quartz movement, a round 27mm steel case, date function, and an elegant interchangeable strap with extra straps to suit the moment’s mood or occasion. Designed with a sun satin-finished silver-colored dial with ornate gilt hands, the Linea 10011 is donned on a double-turn wraparound light brown calfskin strap. This graceful feminine timepiece draws on its evocative curves to bespeak a firm personality with subtle yet potent lines.
 
Get one at Schwarzschild’s on Alverser Drive, an authorized Baume & Mercier dealer.
 
 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A new classic

Posted by Schwarzschild at 8:40:24 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Baume & Mercier has recently launched three new additions to the classic, 1950s-inspired Clifton chronograph collection. One of these is the breathtaking Clifton Chronograph 10123. Cased in a 43mm stainless steel, the 10123 features a 50m WR rating, sapphire crystals, and an ETA 7750 movement that can be seen through the case's back. It also has a sophisticated blue finish for the hands set against a backdrop of silver tone on the numbers and indices, and is available in black alligator strap and steel bracelet variants. The elegant design, unique color combination, well-balanced size and proportions of all elements, among other factors, all harmoniously work together to make the Clifton Chronograph 10123 a dress chronograph to behold. 
 
Find this new vintage Baume & Mercier timepiece at Schwarzschild’s at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Capeland perfection

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:42:54 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Baume & Mercier inspires luxury and precision engineering. Perhaps the perfect symbol of this brand of excellence is the Capeland 44mm chronograph men’s watch. One look at this Baume & Mercier and you get the impression that each detail is calculated down to the exact measurement. Amazingly, the timepiece seems a cacophony of minute details, but the same elements are fused into a seamless movement in tune with a singular harmonious movement. The metallic blue against silver, off-white backdrop lends an air of chic, but its real wonder is under the hood. The movement is self-wound showcasing La Joux-Perret 8147-2 with a power reserve for 42 hours. Its highlight features include telemeter, flyback chronograph, and tachymeter. The Baume & Mercier Capeland timepiece is that rare chance of getting elegance and precision science in one piece.
 
Baume & Mercier is available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.
 
 

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Basic career fashion tips for men

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:06:14 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

There’s power in dressing so dress up properly. For everyday career wear for men, consider these three simple fashion tips to project a winning everyday wardrobe. Build a range of khaki or gray dress and casual pants and match them with a nice belt. Gray and khaki almost always complement any color. It’s easy to match them with a white shirt, a pink polo, or a blue sports coat. Likewise, wear a button-down collar when you’re not donning a tie. Button-down allows the collar to stay in shape even if you unbutton the polo’s top button. Lastly, wear leather shoes, always even on casual days at the office. Snickers are too informal and are best reserved for your kids. Cap your overall neat, career-casual wear with the simple and elegant design of Baume & Mercier Clifton. It’s subdued luxury that projects its own confidence in quiet fashion.
 
Baume & Mercier is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

How to choose the right Baume & Mercier

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:57:26 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Finding your ideal Baume & Mercier watch can be complicated given the signature’s numerous impressive collections. But you can take it one step at a time and you’ll be rewarded with just the right Baume & Mercier. The obvious starting point, of course, is the wearer’s sex: is it a lady or a gent? Next, think which shape you want—a square or round casing? A round shape is more traditional and flexible to match with almost any outfit, while a square casing reflects a serious tone. You should also think about the overall material of the watch, if it’s steel, gold, two-tone or with diamonds. Steel is classy. Some of the top steel lines include Capeland, Clifton, Classima and Linea. Two-tone and diamonds work best for ladies. It exudes glamour and sexiness to the timepiece. Gold is classic and projects authority. You should also bear in mind if you want the watch automatic, manual or quartz. Lastly, think of the function details, such as date, chronograph, dual time, moon phase and others.
 
Baume & Mercier is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Luxury of time

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:11:45 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Baume & Mercier is one of the most popular Swiss luxury watch brands for its precision Swiss movement and luxurious designs. It has a wide array of stylish collections that are unmistakably reserved for the fashionable and sophisticated. The Clifton has slender casings and a minimalist dial design and elegant leather straps. It’s a simple yet timeless style for the confident man. Capeland,  on the other hand, is intricate and lavish. It’s a retrospective of turn-of-the-century dial designs that overwhelm the senses with crisscrossing fine lines, a true fit for the top executive. The Classima, like the Clifton, is confident in its simple dial layout and casing. Likewise, the Hampton is classic in its square corners, and one model is even lavishly set with precious stones. Whatever the collection is, a Baume & Mercier timepiece is a luxury for your wrist. 
 
Baume & Mercier is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Only Perfection

Posted by Schwarzschild at 11:35:24 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Accept only perfection. Swiss watch manufacturer Baume and Mercier has lived with that ideal since the 1830‘s. It not only survived in the exacting watchmaking industry, it thrived and created a world-reputed name for itself. At the center of this success is the company‘s spirit of innovation, in technical as well as commercial matters. Its various men and women‘s timepieces – from simple watches to grand complication models including calendars, minute repeaters, and tourbillons – bear a unique style of traditional design enfused with various technological break throughs. The Linea collection is a perfect display of feminine style and ingenuity. This evocative line of women‘s watches, launched in 1987, has elegant designs that sport glamorous diamond encrusted bezels, interchangeable fashion straps, as well as on-the-dot precision dials that sport chronometers and indexes. In a world where they say nothing is perfect, Baume and Mercier watches are noticeable exceptions. 
 
Find Baume and Mercier at authorized retailer Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Perfection in completeness

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:47:38 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Not all timepieces are created equal. Some pride themselves in their looks, while others, in the functionalities that they offer. For others still, the name inscribed on the watch is more than enough proof of beauty and quality. However, there are watchmakers who create timepieces imbued with everything one needs. Master watchmaker Baume and Mercier's Hampton 10032 timepiece is one such watch. This exquisite timepiece is made of polished steel with a sapphire case back. The dials are by no means ordinary, being sun satin-finished and silver in color. It also boasts functionalities such as a chronograph and date. The alligator strap gives this watch that chic look while its rectangular shape reflects a casual style. It is also water-resistant for up to 50 meters. 
 
Come see this timepiece at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.
 
 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Classically Clifton

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:05:08 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Some gentlemen are partial to timepieces that bear classic designs. These watches are characterized by elegance and simplicity that are meant to be enjoyed by any generation. They more than make up with their limited functionalities with style, which more often than not, defines the wielder. Adorably sophisticated, such timepieces embody the ideal watch of almost every man...minimal adornments and accurate time. Swiss watchmaker Baume and Mercier's Clifton 10059 is such a timepiece. Created using traditional Swiss watchmaking techniques, this timepiece boasts a classic yet contemporary design. It comes in 18K red gold, with a choice of either polished or satin finish. It also has a curved sapphire and antiglare treatment. This watch's automatic movement ensures accurate time, while its alligator strap gives it that stylish look. It is also water-resistant for up to 50 meters. 
 
This timepiece is truly for men who appreciate the classics. Come see this marvel at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.
 
 

Sunday, July 07, 2013

The feminine touch

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:53:57 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

To be touched by femininity is like being touched by the gods. The feminine brings beauty to anyone and anything that needs it and grace to those who lack it. Women are the ultimate symbol of beauty, innocence, and passion that defies description, without all of which, men would be living a miserable existence. Femininity brings order where there is only chaos, like a beacon guiding those who lost their paths. Master Swiss watchmaker Baume and Mercier captures style and femininity in its Linea Collection. These timepieces are made specifically for the ladies of today. Made of pure stainless steel, these watches are as robust as they are chic. Their steel bracelets are interchangeable with stylish leather straps that come in a variety of colors. The Linea Collection is definitely for women to whom accessorizing is a must. 
 
Find this wonderful collection at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.
 
 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The special gift for a special man

Posted by Schwarzschild at 12:30:50 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

His birthday is coming in three days and you still haven't decided on what best to give your man on his special day. You've thought about a number of things, but decided against them. You know he'd want something different this year. It was only this morning that you've decided to buy him a new watch, what kind, you have yet to decide. At the store, you kept on searching for that unique timepiece but you just can't seem to find it. All the watches you saw were round in shape. It's like looking at the same thing over and over again. Good thing luxury Swiss watchmaker Baume and Mercier created its Hampton watch for men. This steel and rectangular timepiece is sure to please your man. With its self-winding mechanism and 42-hour power reserve, accurate time is always assured. It is also water resistant for up to 50 meters, a must feature for any watch. So now you can give him the perfect gift, a timepiece that has style, functionalities and all. 
 
Come see this unique watch at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Captivating classics

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:44:50 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

In music, the term “classic” refers to works that have seen better days, but are otherwise still pleasant to hear. These are the tunes that have captured the hearts and fancy of generations and continue to do so despite having been spawned to a different time and place. However, classics are not limited to music, they can also take the form of just about anything be it food, fashion or even cars. This is how Baume and Mercier defines its Classima collection. Albeit, not a total clone of the vintage 1965 timepiece, the Classima takes its value from its simple yet elegant design. This timepiece comes in 18K gold and boasts of automatic functions. It also features a guilloche décor and Roman numerals, with the alligator leather strap completing the piece’s masculine character. This is for men who take vintage seriously. 
 
Come explore the collection at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Seaside stories

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:46:05 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Humans, since the dawn of time have developed an affinity for water, especially the seas. In America alone, coastal towns line up the country’s shores bringing life to the pristine sea landscape. Seaside living is a dream shared by almost everyone, an opportunity to bask in the morning sun and breathe in the soothing sea breeze. The azure waters constantly invite one to take a dip or simply wade to take a break from the searing heat. The sea offers both tranquility to those who need it and wild adventures to people who revel in them. Baume and Mercier’s Capeland series embodies the pleasures of seaside living, reflecting a relaxed lifestyle without sacrificing strength. It offers functionalities such as a flyback chronograph, a tachymeter and a telemeter, all contained in a stylish casing of 18K red gold. This fully automatic timepiece is also water resistant up to 50 meters. Whether you prefer the calmness of the sea or the bursting passion of blue waves, Capeland is sure to bring you satisfaction. 
 
Come explore Baume & Mercier's Capeland at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.
 

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Timeless perfection

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:00:40 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

The roots of Swiss watches can be traced back to the 16th century, when goldsmiths and other such artisans were constrained to create new products owing to the prohibition of wearing jewels in public. The growth in the popularity of the new craft led to the establishment of the Watchmakers’ Guild of Geneva in 1601. The popularity of watchmaking forced artisans to settle elsewhere to avoid the already saturated Geneva market.  Swiss watches, then already known for their excellent quality, further increased demand. In 1830, brothers Louis-Victor and Joseph-Celestin Baume established the watchmaking company, Frères Baume. The brothers’ strictly adhered to the motto: “Accept only perfection. Only manufacture watches of the highest quality.” Today, Baume and Mercier continues this tradition, steadily making creations that comply with its commitment to providing excellent and affordable luxury watches. Its Clifton Collection showcases classic timepieces that reflect hundreds of years of excellent craftsmanship.  These are no ordinary Swiss watches, they’re Baume and Mercier timepieces.
 
Schwarzschild's at Carry Town is an authorized dealer of Baume and Mercier.
 

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