Escapement Watch Review: Baume & Mercier Capeland 10107

Escapement Watch Review: Baume & Mercier Capeland 10107

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Escapement Watch Review: Baume & Mercier Capeland 10107

  • Angus Davies, on his Escapement watch blog, provides an in-depth hands-on review of the Baume & Mercier Capeland 10107, a watch featuring a worldtimer function, presented in a luxurious 18-carat red gold case.

    I love my job.

    I was 43 years of age when I chose to embark on a new career writing about wristwatches. It is a decision I have never regretted. Haute horlogerie has been an obsession all my life and to make a living from writing about incredible timepieces feels like a huge privilege. On the face of it, my occupation appears perfect.

    However, seldom in life is anything free of fault or negative ramification. Indeed, there are two occupational hazards which sometimes mar my otherwise utopian profession.

    Firstly, there is the on-going battle not to purchase every horological beauty that turns my head. I often describe my profound replica breitling Chronomat B01 obsession for watch collecting as an addiction. I am always contemplating my next horological fix . Everyday, I find myself within the grasp of temptation s persuasive powers, battling not to squander my wages on yet another must-have timepiece.

    Secondly, I often receive press-loan watches to ascertain their advantages and disadvantages. Receiving a watch, even if for only a few days of temporary ownership, never ceases to excite me. At the end of said temporary ownership, the sad moment comes to part company with my new found love. The Baume & Mercier Capeland 10107 is a case in point.

    Ordinarily, a press loan is provided for a few days. It is the best way of appraising the potential ownership proposition. The Capeland 10107, a relatively new member of the Baume & Mercier collection, has been in my care for a few weeks, but now I have to face the prospect of handing it back. I can t pretend I don t feel a pang of sadness with the thought of saying goodbye.

    The dial

    The gilt Breguet style hands impart the hour and minutes with a traditional air of grace.

    A central sweep seconds hand, slim in profile, with a counterweight near its fulcrum, stretches across the dial, perfectly interfacing with the chapter ring.

    The central area of the dial is delivered in an ashen shade. The worldtime disc combines brown text on a white background to denote the daylight hours, whereas the two shades are reversed to indicate the nocturnal hours. I found the subtle variation in shade between the juxtaposed white and ashen hues particularly attractive.
    At 3 o clock, an aperture reveals the date, presented in black text on a white background. The continuous manipulation with tinctures delivers a comely allure.

    The dial features 24 time zones proving ideal for establishing the prevailing time in different locations. I have found this complication very useful of late, as I often phone the US to speak to business acquaintances, as well as liaising with numerous watch brands in Switzerland. The worldtime function is intuitive to 

    Escapement Watch Review: Baume & Mercier Capeland 10107

    Escapement Watch Review: Baume & Mercier Capeland 10107
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    Local Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia

    Published 10/03/2015 07:49:30

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