Although the Swiss watchmaker has fairly recently updated its line of ladies watches with the beautiful Baume & Mercier Linea automatic model that featured a nicely finished stainless steel case and a mother-of-pearl dial, the guys at B&M decided to introduce yet another iteration of the watch, which is now presented in another, more expensive combination of materials. Called Baume & Mercier Two-Tone Linea Automatic (Ref. 10073,) the watch combines solid gold and stainless steel.
Since it was less than six weeks ago that we have published the “initial impressions” review regarding the refreshed Linea line (see the link above,) I won’t waste your and my own time retelling you how beautiful the watch is: it is indeed really beautiful and very elegant.
I will only state once again that the main selling point of the watch is not the way its fixed bezel is finished or the movement is decorated, but its proprietary interchangeable bracelet system that lets you easily swap the bracelet for a strap and back depending on the dress you wear tonight or simply feel an urge to change something about you.
Again, the only difference of the Baume & Mercier Two-Tone Linea Automatic (Ref. 10073) from its predecessor is the new combination of materials that adorn this timekeeper.
As you can see on the photos, the updated version of the watch has its fixed steel bezel and central parts of the bracelet that were made from the same metal swapped in favor of finely polished rose gold. Ditto the elegant setting crown.
According to the watchmaker (or at least that’s how I understood them,) the new timepiece is going to be powered by either the well-known ETA 2892-A2 or its high-quality clone Sellita SW300. Both are automatic and have their oscillating weights branded and decorated with Cotes de Geneva pattern.
The watch will cost around $4500, not much for such a beautiful and elegant piece.
Photos: Baume et Mercier
Baume & Mercier Two-Tone Linea Automatic (Ref. 10073) ladies watch specification
Price: Around $4500
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2891-A2 / Sellita SW300, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 21
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Movement decoration: Oscillating weight is branded and decorated with Geneva stripes
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Rose gold
Crown material: Rose gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 32.00 mm
Case height: 10.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Hour markers: Rose gold
Hands: Rose gold
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Easily interchangeable satin strap or a two-tone rose gold/steel (mixte) bracelet
Case back: Sapphire