Are you an active and modern professional who has made sport part of your daily life ? Are you looking for a watch to accompany you around the clock : in the office, at the gym or on the golf course at lunchtime, as well as for an evening at the club house ? If your philosophy is about keeping “a healthy mind in a healthy body”, the Clifton Club is your watch.
This refined and athletic model combines performance with precision. Its polished/satin-finished stainless steel case, featuring elaborate curves comprising an integrated bracelet and crown guard, houses a Swiss made self-winding movement whose reliability has notably been confirmed by 550G shock tests. Water-resistant to 100m, this versatile watch has no fear of diving into a pool, while its green luminescent numerals – clearly visible on the black dial – will enable you to keep check on the duration of your paragliding flight as nightfall approaches.
And for gentlemen motorbike riders, Baume & Mercier has just launched a limited dedication of the Clifton Club – at the Wheels & Waves California event – with a commemorative caseback engraving of legendary speed races.
Clifton Club 10340
Racing would ensue, the thunder of pistons bashing away as the riders pinned back their throttles at the beginning line, slamming their brakes a 1/4 mile later, then ripping through the gears back to where they had started from. A combination of drag racing and barrel racing; each rider would start in neutral with their left hand in their own helmet, and when the flag dropped, they’d shift to gear, race down to the barrel, whip a u-turn and return-to-home as quickly as they’d left it, all while riding side by side with their competitor.In between all of the racing could be easy, spirited, peg dragging 3 hour joy ride starting along HWY 101 then into Templeton, Paso Robles, along with Big Sur.The weekend could be about the Clifton Club set of watches and, later in the weekend, the unveiling of this Burt Munro Tribute Limited Edition. I was excited about trying out this collection as I had yet to get some hands-on time with those watches. I’m a sucker for daily use sailors, so my very first watch of the weekend was that the stainless steel Clifton Club with a sunburst satin-finished blue dial, strapped to a textured orange rubber NATO. The daring colour blend was fitting for the coastal city setting as it reminds me of the sea and the sun reflecting off the water’s surface. The rubber NATO was a great touch as it felt just like a miniature hi-viz wetsuit round my wrist and it was amazingly comfortable, since the material would give a bit during little impacts and vibrations with consistent wear. The 42mm case size and the 10.3mm thickness fit snugly round my 7.25 inch wrist, fitting comfortably under my riding gloves through long miles and hours of road vibrations. The Sellita SW200 movement is not glamorous, but it is dependable and with of the road vibrations being subjected to it over this weekend, I wouldn’t have wanted it to be an in-house, handmade marvel.
Case : polished/satin-finished steel with ADLC coating, water-resistant to 100m, glareproofed sapphire crystal, solid back
Size : 42mm
Movement : mechanical selfwinding (38h power reserve)
Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock
Dial : black, opaline finish, rhodiumplated hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Bracelet : triple row design in polished/ satin-finished stainless steel, triple folding clasp