Elegant. Understated. Versatile. These three words don’t cancel each other out. Why? These three words best describe the personality and style the highly respected Baume & Mercier label brings to the table. In a world where watch makers tend to pigeonhole themselves with one particular style or perspective, Beaume & Mercier’s philosophy is quite refreshing. While it can veer off into a sporty, classic, luxury, or over the top look, it still maintains its core appeal as a luxury watch. This ability to stay ‘on message’ deserves lots of respect. It has been far too common for otherwise highly respected watch brands to veer way off their brand base and send out mixed signals. Not Beaume & Mercier. Whatever model it releases, this Swiss timepiece brand has always been about luxury. Regardless of whatever experiments it might want to indulge in, in its core, you know you are looking at a Beaume & Mercier watch when you can tell a cool and easy sophistication emanating from its design. B & M has this easy aura that easily qualifies it as one of the planet’s best luxury watch brands.
8724 Riviera First Look & Overview
Baume & Mercier Men’s 8724 Riviera XXL watch brings a sporty look to the table. It’s sporty bezel and 200 meter water resistance, as well as its sapphire scratch-resistant dial window clearly qualify this watch as a sporty luxury watch. However, it is able to pull this off without going overboard or diminishing its overall positioning as a luxury watch. This is quite a welcome feature because many competing luxury brands tend to completely lose their luxury designation by going overboard with sporty watch design features. The only reminder you get that these luxury watches are indeed luxury is their label. What a shame. Thankfully, you don’t get this problem with a B & M watch. Beaume & Mercier’s luxury and attention to detail jump out at you. There is no missing it. The Baume & Mercier Men’s 8724 Riviera XXL is no exception.
Riviera XXL Watch Style: Sporty luxury
The great thing about B & M is that it doesn’t have a need to beat you over the head with its sporty design elements. The elements just speak for themselves. Instead of merely talking the sports watch talk, the Baume & Mercier Men’s 8724 Riviera XXL walks its talk-it is water-resistant up to a depth of 200 meters. Serious business.
Baume & Mercier 8724 Movement Type: Swiss Automatic
It is a big enough deal when a watch proves its luxury watch bonafides with an automatic movement mechanism, it is another matter entirely when Swiss automatic movement mechanism are involved. Automatic movements are awesome enough already, Swiss automatic movement mechanisms take the automatic watch’s mechanical wizardry to a whole new and higher level.
8724 Special Features: Chronometer
This feature brings home the point that the Baume & Mercier Men’s 8724 Riviera XXL means business in a sports context. It looks great on and off the court.
With over 170 years of design excellence and finely tuned craftsmanship under its belt, Baume & Mercier bring a lot of imagination, technical proficiency, and excellent workmanship to the table. And this is precisely what you’ll get with the Baume & Mercier Men’s 8724 Riviera XXL. Sporty and luxurious at the same time, the Baume & Mercier Men’s 8724 Riviera XXL makes for a great versatile gift.