True to the Baume & Mercier motto, “Accept only perfection. Only manufacture watches of the highest quality”, the Classima is not just any timepiece; it is a model with a truly timeless shape. Its elegant 40 mm-diameter round case in polished stainless steel is a concentrated blend of the Maison’s watchmaking expertise. Powered by a Swiss high-precision quartz movement, it has no shortage of assets, including a simple white dial with Roman numerals and elegant baton indexes providing a resolutely timeless allure. A discreet date window at 6 o’clock combined with a central display of the moon phases appearing through a stylized opening in the shape of a crescent moon brings a subtle touch of originality. Finally, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects it from the onslaught of time. Thanks to careful attention to quality of details and finishes, this Classima plays on luxury codes and watchmaking expertise while remaining eminently affordable. Simultaneously classic and contemporary with its black alligator strap and steel triple folding clasp with security push-pieces, it makes the perfect gift. This is a watch for everyday wear in both town and country, during the week under a shirtsleeve or more casually at the weekend. And to ensure the emotions linked to this watch are forever remembered, the case back can be engraved with a personal message.