Baume & Mercier Hampton Classic


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Published by 571 on March 13th, 2009 at 02:33 p.m..
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Friday, 6 pm. The hectic pace of the week fades into the weekend. In New York, that spells time to leave Manhattan and to head out to the beach, to friends, to sports and to parties in a legendary place on the ocean shore: the Hamptons. Nestled on the other side of Long Island, the Hamptons are a perfect get-away location for a weekend of relaxation and leisure. After passing over the Brooklyn Bridge, just a few hours’ driving brings you within view of the traditional Hamptons wooden houses lined up on the beach. Time goes by in a unique way here, constantly playing with the changing light of the sky that kisses the ocean.
Each activity and each moment of the day finds an ideal companion in a watch from the new Hampton collection. These chic and sporty models combine the classicism of authentic watchmaking tradition with a highly contemporary design.
And when back in town, a Hampton watch on the wrist is a constant reminder of a moment of sheer escapism, a memory of a refined weekend by the ocean.

HAMPTON (1994-2009)
Hampton, the icon watch by Baume & Mercier, is celebrating its 15th birthday in 2009 with a brand-new collection. Created in 1994, the Hampton model overturned existing watchmaking codes with its rectangular steel case, and became an instant best-seller. Inspired by a rectangular pink gold watch introduced by Baume & Mercier in 1960, the Hampton collection has evolved through numerous variations. Whether curved or square, it has always succeeded in preserving its identity, consisting in a blend of watchmaking tradition and contemporary design.

The new Hampton collection features three different identities: Hampton Classic, Hampton Manchette and Hampton magnum. The Classic design confirms the pure elegance of the original Hampton model, with a redesigned rectangular case featuring flowing, contemporary lines. The Classic watches come in several masculine and feminine versions and new sizes. Femininity and glamour are in the spotlight with the Hampton Manchette, a jewelry-watch embodying the essence of the Hampton spirit. Finally, Hampton magnum, the sporty, sophisticated variation on this theme, is larger than ever and now enriched with an all-white feminine version.

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