Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph
The new Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph watch is a modern re-interpretation of the classic monopusher from 1948 that will possibly appeal to the generation of baby boomers.
Soon to be presented at the forthcoming SIHH 2011 industry event, the new Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph watch will be delivered both in understated stainless steel case and in absolutely gorgeous rose gold version.
Sporting almost the same dial layout as the model from 1948 that was chosen as a source of inspiration for B&M’s designers, the watch is as easy to operate as a slide rule (i.e. not at all, unless you have an adequate experience of dealing with watches that feature tachymeters, telemeters, and chronographs.)
However, if you are looking for a contemporary version of a vintage watch, which is equipped with a modern movement and is covered with a full manufacturer’s warranty, you should seriously consider this timepiece before turning your eyes at the Longines Lindbergh’s Atlantic Voyage chronograph or the Omega Number 9 Milestone 1941 watch.
The information regarding this timekeeper is still scarce at best.
However, it is known that the new Capeland will be equipped with an automatic movement built by La Joux-Perret ebauche maker.
For a mass-produced job, the movement is nicely decorated with circular-grained finish and its winding rotor not only sports the stylized Φ letter (Baume et Mercier’s logo,) but is also adorned with Cotes de Geneve and snail decor.
Photos: Baume et Mercier
IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Caliber 59210 (Ref. 5101) automatic watch specification
Price: $7500 (stainless steel) / $19,500 (rose gold)
Movement: Automatic, La Joux-Perret 8147-2 ebauche, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, chronograph, date
Power reserve: 48 hours
Case material: 18-carat rose gold or Stainless steel
Bezel material: 18-carat rose gold or Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 44.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Two-toned, domed
Hands: Blued steel, Breguet hands
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Either dark brown or black alligator leather
Case back: Sapphire
Tags: 44 mm, 50 m, Automatic, Baume et Mercier, Capeland, Chronograph, date, flyback chronograph, La Joux-Perret, La Joux-Perret 8147-2, monopusher, rose gold, SIHH 2011, tachymeter, telemeter