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With the Capeland, Baume & Mercier have created an elegant dress watch, which offers many useful functions as well as an elegant appearance.  More

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Pre-owned Baume & Mercier Capeland watches

Only the bravest seafarers dared to sail around the most dangerous capes. With its Capeland series, Baume & Mercier has created a tribute to the myth of the rugged mountain coastlines. With their various measuring functions such as telemeter and tachymeter, the Baume & Mercier Capeland models are reminiscent of the old measuring instruments that explorers once journeyed the world with. Indeed, it is the company's own history that comes to light in the Capeland series. Having gained an excellent reputation as a manufacturer of elegant dress watches up until the 1960s, it finally turned its attention to more experimental case designs. When Baume & Mercier reissued the Capeland in 2011, they also sparked a renaissance of their popular style.

Features of Capeland watches

A veritable all-rounder with finesse

One thing’s for sure: the Baume & Mercier Capeland is definitely no lightweight. With a rather stately case diameter of 42 to 44 mm and a height of 15 to 16 mm, the models from this series sit prominently on the wrist. While these dimensions are rather imposing at first, perhaps even a little intimidating, this shouldn’t stop you from checking out the models on offer.

On closer inspection of the Baume & Mercier Capeland watches, you quickly realise just how skilfully the Swiss watchmaker has defined the design of the model, thus presenting a harmonious and balanced overall concept for the Capeland series. The curved sapphire crystal case back allows the Capeland to rest comfortably on your wrist, while the tapered bezel ensures that the watch also fits well under a suit shirt. This triumphant balance is the major strength of Capeland. It ticks all the boxes with functional tool watch elements, but these don’t detract from the fact that the watch also makes for a stylish dress watch for the office. Unlike many other Baume & Mercier models, the dial is highly detailed. Nevertheless, the watch still offers a clear layout due to its well-proportioned hands and Arabic numerals.

In particular, the tachymeter and telemeter scale on the outer ring of the dial are particularly practical. With these scales you can measure the speed of a moving object and the distance between two points. There is also a date display located between 4 and 5 o'clock.

Technical details of Capeland watches

The required power for the many extra complications comes from a refined ETA 7753 movement. It has a power reserve of around 44 hours and works at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Unlike the classic ETA-Valjoux 7750, the totalisers of the Capeland watches are in the classic Tri-Compax arrangement due to the calibre 7753. Although the water-resistance is relatively low at 50 metres, it is more than enough for the Baume & Mercier Capeland to cope with a rain shower.

If you are looking for a versatile watch that you can wear to different occasions, then you should consider buying a pre-owned Capeland watch. The undeniable strong point of the Capeland series is that it delivers on both the important and popular aspects of a tool and dress watch.

Prices for pre-owned Baume & Mercier Capeland watches

Although Baume & Mercier is known for its accessible prices, Capeland watches are in the upper price range due to their many additional features. However, if you decide to buy a pre-owned model, you can find a Baume & Mercier Capeland for a reasonable price. We have put together some exciting models below to give you an overview:

  • It isn’t just the blue dial of the Baume & Mercier Capeland (Ref. MOA10065) that differs from the other models, the totalisers with their black rings also improve the readability here. For just €2,470, you can buy this pre-owned Capeland in very good condition with the corresponding papers and the original box.

  • The Capeland (Ref. M0A10084) is a real statement: black dial, black alligator leather strap, white luminous hands and numerals and a red telemeter scale give the watch a sporty look. For just under €2,000, this timepiece could be yours.

  • The Ref. M0A10068 is a particularly special Capeland model. The brown leather strap and rose gold hands give this flyback chronograph a classy vintage charm. This Baume & Mercier Capeland watch costs €4,710 pre-owned.

  • For just €2,160, you can buy a pre-owned Capeland (Ref. M0A10064) with a case and bracelet made entirely of stainless steel. A visual highlight of this style is the combination of highly polished and satin-finished sections of the bracelet, which give it a fine, alternative bi-colour appearance.

Other interesting series from Baume & Mercier

  • The Hampton for Men Series is particularly eye-catcher due to its rectangular case. The design originates from a watch model from the 1940s. Baume & Mercier have expertly given this series a modern touch with a simple but elegant colour scheme and a clearly arranged geometric dial. The Hampton for Men is available as a chronograph with bi-compax totalisers or as a classic dress watch with a discreet small seconds dial at 6 o'clock.

  • After a period of classic releases, Baume & Mercier made headlines with its unusual hexagonal watch series in particular. Most notably the company has made a name for itself in the area of modern ladies' watches. Back in the 1990s, the brand started a new chapter with the Hexagon Series by designing the cases in the shape of a standard hexagon. In addition to the distinctive shape of the case, the series also uses precious materials and hand-wound movements.

  • The aptly-named Promesse Series certainly delivers on its promise of being a classy, reliable watch. Dials with mother-of-pearl appliqué or guilloché work, diamonds and precious metals provide the finer details while a Swiss quartz movement ensures the smooth running of the watch.

  • The stunning Riviera Series is a prime example of just how modern a classic series can be. The eccentric, dodecagonal case has been reinterpreted and is available with a screw-in bezel in steel or with truly luxurious diamond embellishments.

  • The Clifton Series boasts watches with elegance and complexity. The classic appearance of the three-hand models is elevated by sophisticated complications such as moon phase display, date window and chronograph function.

  • Classic three-hand models, Roman numerals and clearly arranged dials; these features epitomise the Classima Series.

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