Let Us Review The Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Calendar Replica

A few months ago, we asked you, the readers, what you would like to see more of on Instagram. We received several suggestions, but the one that we heard the most was that you wanted to read about more “affordable” replica watches. I put “affordable” in quotations, because it is nearly impossible to discuss affordability in the luxury replica watch market, and it is also hard to define the meaning of affordability (i.e. one person’s trash is another person’s treasure).

So for the past month we have been trying to bring you a more diverse range of replica watches of all complications with all sorts of price points. Most recently, Stephen reviewed the Frederique Constant Perpetual Calendar for $8,795, which caused quite a stir at this year’s Baselworld for its elegant design and less-scary price point. So to carry on that conversation, I wanted to go hands on with the Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Calendar replica watch: a steel replica watch with chronograph and complete calendar capabilities, all for just $5,100.
Let Us Review The Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Calendar Replica
Baume & Mercier isn’t a manufacturer that I have covered often, and truthfully, a lot of that’s because their ladies replica watches just aren’t my thing. However, they make other really wonderful, timeless replica watches with a well-balanced price tag. It is no surprise that Baume & Mercier Men’s Replica is best known for being a great “starter” replica watch company. They are perfect for the first-time replica watch buyer who want something new, simple, and only a bit of a stretch financially (depending on who you are). When I came across the Clifton Calendar Chronograph, I really liked it. To me this is a very handsome replica watch with some useful complications, an automatic movement, and a solidly constructed case. What’s not to like? Let’s break it down.
Let Us Review The Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Calendar Replica
The steel case measures 43mm, which truthfully is too big for my “childlike” (as some of you have said) wrist, but as you can see on Jack’s wrist it fits quite well. The replica watch itself is heavy – like, really heavy, which is a negative (and it’s pretty thick at 14.9mm) but what do you expect – this is a self-winding replica watch with six complications. And what are the complications exactly? The chronograph, day, date, month, 24-hour indication, and moon-phase. I think one thing that Baume & Mercier has done nicely with this replica watch is the dial and the layout of all these complications. Sure it’s pretty traditional, but this layout is a classic for a reason: the subsidiary dials don’t feel too cluttered and it is easy to read. Furthermore, the bright blued steel hands are a high quality accent.


The movement is not in-house (of course) but it is a reliable workhorse: the Valjoux 7781, which is a reputable movement to have in a replica watch such as this. Not to mention, employing a Valjoux movement allows for lower retail prices like the $5,100 price tag. It is no Lange, but the movement is cleanly finished and more than appropriate for the price.

Which brings me back to my earlier point, it seems as if Baume & Mercier know exactly who and what they are and are not. They aren’t Lange, Patek, or Rolex. Baume & Mercier is a replica watch manufacture that sells well-made, well-priced replica watches for those who might bc just getting into replica watches or just coming across HODINKEE for the first time. It’s for the new buyer who can’t afford a Lange Datograph, but can afford this chronograph calendar and will cherish this replica watch for the rest of their days, because it was their first replica watch. Not their last.

So with that said, I think that this is a great piece for any guy (or gal if you are into “Big Boy Toys,” emphasis on big). For more information on the Baume & Mercier Clifton Collection, you can visit their website here, and see the Clifton Calendar Chronograph right here.

Reviewing The Elegant Swiss Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar Replica Watch

I would strongly suggest the perfect, gorgeous Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar replica watch to the watch aficionados looking for a nice, classic looking dress chronograph with a modern size and a handful of functions.

We are safe to say the practical Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar replica watch is full of functions. Despite the lack of hi-end complications, the timepiece features many handy functions you would hardly expect from a dress chronograph. The winding crown and the chronograph pushers are located at the right side of the watch. There is also another button at the left side of the case which sets the date function. The elliptical form of the chronograph pushers add a nice touch of classic look and match with the rest of the design nicely.

Reviewing The Elegant Swiss Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar Replica Watch

The nice Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar replica watch’s case offers a two tone design. The beautiful and bold case of the timepiece is dominated by stainless steel in full brushed form. The bezel is made 18K rose gold adding a balanced elegance and classic look to the overall design.

The case measures 43mm x 12mm. We might say that those dimensions are a tad bigger than it should be as the technical Baume & Mercier replica watch offers a strong dress chronograph look. On the other hand, the large case feels quite comfortable on the wrist. Considering the fact that men’s watches of today are still large, 43mm can even be a reason for preference.

Reviewing The Elegant Swiss Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar Replica Watch

Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar replica watch comes on beautiful brown crocodile strap with a stainless steel folding buckle. Thanks to the concave form of the end side of the strap, we do not see any gap between the strap and the lug and enjoy the nicely integrated design.

Reviewing The Elegant Swiss Baume & Mercier Clifton Chronograph Complete Calendar Replica Watch

Reviewing With The Sporty, Impressive Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Replica Watch

The remarkable and casual Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 replica watches do hold a unique position in the collection of Baume & Mercier. The company is known for classic, affordable mechanical watches… not for sports watches. The Shelby Cobra’s change that and tie watch company awesome and cheap Baume & Mercier replica watch with the world of classic car racing.

Reviewing With The Sporty, Impressive Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Replica Watch

The Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 replica watch comes in 2 versions: the Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 with a steel case and alligator strap, and the Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Competition with a steel case with ADLC coating and a rubber strap. In this report we refer to both watches when we speak about the 1963 model.

Reviewing With The Sporty, Impressive Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Replica Watch

The dial is very legible and pleasant to the eye. Using yellow colors instead of white for the tachymeter index makes the watch look more balanced and less busy. The size and shape of the arabic numerals make the hours clearly readable and distinguishable. The impressive and affordale Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 replica watch is a  beautiful font.

Reviewing With The Sporty, Impressive Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Replica Watch

Generally speaking, the sporty and casual Baume & Mercier replica watch is legible and pleasant to look at. More importantly, it is easy to read the time. There is one thing not pleasant to the eye: the coating of the glass. Most modern watches have effective anti-reflective coating. It is a pain to photograph the Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 without blackening the environment. But it is also fun! you can create all kind of nice effects in the glass.