Editor’s Pick: 10 Best Baume Et Mercier Riviera Watches
Baume Et Mercier launched its Riviera collection in 1973. Paying homage to the majestic French Riviera, the Baume Et Mercier Riviera line is known to provide luxury in an unconventional manner. As a luxury Swiss watch brand, Baume Et Mercier’s watch offerings have always been stylishly sophisticated. In recent years, the watchmaker has even upped the ante with the Baume et Mercier Riviera collection.
Showing off a new and exclusive twelve-sided bezel and dial designs inspired by one of the grandest sights in France, the Baume Et Mercier Riviera is a beautiful series of watches that any professional would love to own. Indeed, the Baume Et Mercier Riviera models boast a unique versatility that makes them amongst the most recognised luxury watches recommended for everyday use.
Read on to find out more about the Baume Et Mercier Riviera and the best models it has to offer.
Best Baume Et Mercier Riviera Watches
The iconic Baume Et Mercier Riviera series was originally launched in 1973. This collection of timepieces played a huge role in putting Baume Et Mercier on the map, and it has only grown immensely since then.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera series first distinguished itself with its unusual twelve-sided bezel construction. While all Baume Et Mercier Riviera watches continue to incorporate this striking build, the series also offers a diverse range of rich and alluring dial designs inspired by the French Riviera. Without further ado, let us take a look at ten of the most interesting models you can find in the Baume Et Mercier Riviera range.
1. Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10619
Hailed as the perfect choice for those who seek versatility in their watches, the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10619 is the perfect timepiece for casual everyday use. It manages to be simultaneously sporty yet dressy and would not look out of place either on the dance floor or in your everyday routines.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10619 comes in a 42mm polished stainless steel case, with a thickness of just 10.6mm. These are rather standard proportions, which allows the watch to fit well on wrists of all sizes. This is paired with a supple blue rubber strap. Equipped with a satin-finished triple folding buckle, this rugged rubber strap adds to the watch’s outdoorsy vibe.
Fixed to the top of the watch case is the dodecagon bezel that is a defining feature of the Baume Et Mercier Riviera collection. Crafted from brushed stainless steel, this bezel is fitted with four sizeable screws.
The dial of this watch shows off a rich sunray blue finish, which wonderfully complements its strap. It bears an unusual pattern that resembles soft, shimmering blue waves, which is a clear nod to the series’ French Riviera inspiration. This dial is also filled with rectangular hour indices, Roman numeral markers, and thick luminous sword hands.
On the underside of this watch, you can find a sapphire crystal caseback. Through it, you can see the watch’s Swiss-made Sellita SW200 movement. This self-winding calibre is held together by 26 jewels and offers a power reserve of 38 hours.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10619 retails at $2,600 USD.
2. Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10617
Next up, we have the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10617. With its all-black look, this Baume Et Mercier timepiece simply oozes masculine dominance. It is a great choice for the stylish modern man.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10617 is presented in a 42mm case made of sand-blasted stainless steel and a black rubber strap. The case is coated in a layer of black amorphous diamond-like carbon (ADLC). Not only does it give the case its sleek black hue, but this layer of ADLC also helps boost the case’s durability. It significantly the watch’s resistance against scratches and corrosion. On top of the watch case, you can find an ADLC-coated dodecagon bezel, also made of stainless steel.
The dial of the watch also shows off a patterned black finish, which matches the rest of its all-black exterior. It is adorned with steel applique hour indices, Roman numeral markers, and thick sword hands. On the rim of the watch, you can find a rotating black date ring, marked with all the days of the month. This is paired with a compact date display at 3 o’clock.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10617 runs on the in-house Baumatic BM13-1975A. Containing 21 jewels, this Swiss automatic movement beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz). This powerful calibre also possesses an outstanding 120-hour, or five day power supply.
This all-black Baume Et Mercier Riviera watch is priced at $4,050 USD.
3. Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10677
In this entry, we have the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10677. Dubbed the Riviera Coastline, this daring yet elegant dress watch serves as an ode to the French Riviera.
This watch is housed in a 33mm polished stainless steel case, which measures a slender 9.57mm in thickness. This is paired with a fixed twelve-sided bezel and a three-link bracelet, also crafted from stainless steel. One of the most striking things about this watch is its diamond-studded design. The entire left side of the watch, including its case, dial, bezel, and lugs, are embellished with 63 glorious diamonds, This gives the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10677 a very lavish flair.
The dial showcases a rich blue sunray finish, which stands out cleanly against the all-stainless steel exterior. It has a very simple, almost minimalistic layout, containing just skeletal sword hands.
Underneath this lovely watch face, you can find a Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement. Composed of 26 jewels, this calibre beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz). When fully wound, it can last for up to 38 hours.
You can purchase the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10677 for about $5,700 USD.
4. Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10614
Considering how diverse the Baume Et Mercier Riviera collection is, it is only natural for it to offer models that cater to the ladies, too. For all the women out there who enjoy simple and understated aesthetics, the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10614 is a lovely choice.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10614 sports a slim 36mm case made of polished stainless steel, along with a three-link bracelet with satin-finished stainless steel links. This watch’s case measures just 9.47mm, making it one of the thinnest luxury watches you can get on the market today.
Sitting atop of the watch case is a fixed twelve-sided bezel. Unlike the other Baume Et Mercier watches which feature four screws in their bezels, the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10614 has four sparkling diamonds embedded in its screws. This gives the watch an air of truly subtle luxury.
The dial of this watch is also surprisingly understated. It boasts a silver sunray finish, along with a pattern that recalls the shimmering surfaces of the water. It is decorated with rectangular applique hour indices, Roman numerals, sword hands, and a compact date window at 3 o’clock.
Inside this watch, you can find a Swiss-made Ronda 741 Calibre. This is a powerful quartz movement. It offers a 50-metre depth rating and an excellent battery life that lasts for up to five years.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10614 is available for $2,200 USD.
5. Baume Et Mercier Riviera M0A10620
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera M0A10620 is one of the most aesthetically-pleasing offerings on this list. It is encased in a 42mm polished stainless steel case, coupled with a three-link satin-finished bracelet made of the same material. Pressed on top of the watch case is a twelve-sided bezel which bears four distinct screws.
This watch also shows off a satin-finished blue sunray dial. It contrasts sharply against the watch’s steel exterior, so that your eyes are instantly drawn to this rich blue dial. It is furnished with luminous applique hour indices, Roman numerals, thick sword hands, and a date aperture at 3 o’clock. A layer of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal safeguards this dial from any external damage.
Powering this watch is a Swiss-made Sellita SW200 movement. This automatic calibre is held together by 26 jewels and has a beat frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz). It provides wearers with a power supply of around 38 hours and a reliable depth rating of 100 metres.
The construction of this watch, with its sporty all-stainless steel build and its sharply angular bezel, is highly reminiscent of Gerald Genta’s legendary Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Its resemblance to the Royal Oak adds to the robust majesty of this Baume Et Mercier timepiece.
You can buy this watch for around $2,600 USD.
6. Baume Et Mercier Riviera Magnum XXL Flyback 8834
If you love sophisticated, avant-garde timepieces, then the Baume Et Mercier Riviera Magnum XXL Flyback 8834 will be right up your alley.
This watch utilises in a chunky 45mm stainless steel case and a robust black rubber bracelet. It is larger than the previous Baume Et Mercier Riviera models mentioned, and will fit well on medium-to-large-sized wrists. This watch’s case and bezel are also treated with layers of physical vapor deposition (PVD). This PVD coating enhances the case’s resistance to scratches while also giving it its smooth black finish, perfectly matching the watch’s strap.
The dial is the true highlight of the Baume Et Mercier Riviera Magnum XXL. This watch boasts a complex skeleton dial, which allows wearers to fully admire the movement that lies inside. This dial is also ornamented with luminous Roman numeral markers and silver skeletal sword hands. As a chronograph piece, a sub-dial for the 60-second counter can be found at 3 o’clock. A small seconds counter also lies on the opposite side of the dial.
Driving this watch is an in-house BM 13750F movement. Based on the Valjoux/ETA 7750 movement, this automatic chronograph calibre is made up of 25 jewels. It comes with an Incabloc shock protection system and has a solid 46-hour power reserve. Despite its delicate-looking skeleton dial, this watch also offers an outstanding 200-metre water resistance capacity.
The cutting-edge Baume Et Mercier Riviera Magnum XXL costs approximately $4,490 USD.
7. Baume Et Mercier Riviera M0A10661
Next, we have the Baume Et Mercier Riviera M0A10661. This watch is packed in a 36mm stainless steel case and a three-link bracelet made of the same material. It is fitted with a fixed twelve-sided bezel, which is coated in a layer of scratch-resistant grey PVD.
The patterned dial of this watch also showcases a grey sunray finish, which goes extremely well with the bezel. This dial has the classic Baume Et Mercier Riviera layout. It contains rectangular applique hour indices, Roman numerals, and sword hands, all in exquisite rose gold. A compact date complication also rests at 3 o’clock.
Ticking inside the Baume Et Mercier Riviera M0A10661 is a Sellita SW200 automatic movement. Made up of 27 jewels, this movement beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour(4Hz) and has a 38-hour power supply.
This unisex sports watch sells at $3,150 USD.
8. Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10702
In this entry, we are looking at the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10702. This watch uses a 42mm stainless steel case and a satin-finished stainless steel bracelet. Sitting on top of the watch case is a robust dodecagon bezel. It has a sleek brushed finish and is fitted with four thick screws.
The dial of this watch is protected by a layer of smokey grey sapphire crystal that pairs well with its lustrous steel exterior. It comprises luminous rectangular hour markers, Roman numerals, and broad sword hands. At 3 o’clock, you can see a small date window. The translucent sapphire crystal also gives you a glimpse of the watch’s rotating date ring and movement underneath.
This watch runs on the in-house Baumatic BM13-1975A automatic movement. Held together by 21 jewels, this self-winding chronograph beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz). It offers a depth rating of 100 metres and an exceptional power reserve of 120 hours, or five days.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10702 is worth around $3,470 USD.
9. Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10660
Another versatile offering from the Baume Et Mercier Riviera collection is the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10660. This watch comes in a 42mm polished stainless steel case and a thick, dark grey rubber strap. On top of the watch case is a stainless steel dodecagon bezel. It is coated in a layer of grey PVD and shows off exquisite, rose gold sides that stand out sharply against the darker bezel and dial.
The patterned dial of this watch boasts an alluring, slate grey sunray finish. It consists of rectangular hour indices, Roman numerals, and sword hands, all of which are gilted in rich rose gold. A small date aperture also rests at 3 o’clock.
Driving this watch’s timekeeping functions is a Sellita SW200 movement. This self-winding movement offers a 100-metre depth rating and a 38-hour power supply. You can admire it through the watch’s exhibition-style caseback.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera has a price tag of $2,400 USD.
10. Baume Et Mercier Riviera 8669
Last but certainly not least, we have the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 8669. Packed full of complications, this is easily the most practical Baume Et Mercier offering on this list.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera 8669 is presented in a 43.5mm stainless steel case and a matching three-link bracelet made of the same material. Compared to the previous models, the dial of this watch is arguably the most complex, as it is filled with complications and features.
This watch’s dial has a simple matte black finish and is adorned with thick Roman numeral hour markers, bevelled rhodium-plated dauphine hands, and a date complication at 3 o’clock. It also contains three chronograph sub-dials, which serve as the 60-second, 30-minute, and 12-hour counters.
All of these functions run on an ETA 7750 Calibre. As one of the most popular Swiss automatic movements today, the ETA 7750 comprises 25 jewels and has a power rating of 46 hours. It is also water-resistant up to depths of 100 metres.
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera 8669 retails at about $3,690 USD.
Through its Riviera line, Baume Et Mercier has once again proved its worth as one of the oldest watchmakers of luxury watches in the world. With stylish looks and a relatively accessible price range, the Baume Et Mercier Riviera offers excellent entry-level luxury watches that serve as great introductions to the world of horology.
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