Each watchmaker follows a certain style that sets it apart from the others. Modern brands often flaunt bold designs and bulkier cases. On the other hand, classic approaches often give birth to stunning masterpieces. Following the latter philosophy, the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic 10436 as a prime example of the phrase “less is more.”

This minimalist gentleman’s wristwatch touts a polished stainless steel case with a satin finish. It’s round body measures 40mm in diameter and 10.3mm thick. The watch is paired with an elegant alligator leather strap that’s dyed in black.

It’s supposedly based on the Clifton 1830, but minus the gold and with an automatic winding mechanism. Moreover, you can consider it as an ideal entry-level luxury wristwatch with a $2,990 price tag—compared to the $14,350 cost of the limited edition model that inspired its design.

The indices and hands do not feature any lume, which unfortunately makes it practically unreadable in low light conditions. Night visibility aside, a quick flip to the caseback reveals a sapphire window that gives the user a view of COSC automatic movement.

Overall, the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic 10436 is a remarkable timepiece that can easily match classy outfits. You can always swap its default strap with other compatible selections to match more casual affairs.

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