Baume et Mercier 8485 Classima Quartz Watch Review

Baume Mercier 8485 Classima Executives

The Baume Mercier 8485 Classima is great watch definitive of everything Baume et Mercier. The extra large watch is slim and sleek…Check out the rest of my review for the down low on this classy men’s watch!

Let’s not kid ourselves…You’re here for one thing and one thing only. The pros and cons of the Baume Mercier 8485 Classima. So I’m going to go ahead and give you the pros and cons now, and then I’ll go into more detail below…If you want more information keep reading, if you just want the simple pros and cons, then those are right…HERE!

Baume & Mercier Men’s 8485 Classima Executives Quartz Watch


  • Swiss Quartz Movement – Super Precise and Very Reliable
  • Roman Numerals + Minute Indexes + Date Window = Simple Design is Easy to Read and Attractive
  • Black Alligator Leather Strap is Classy and Comfortable
  • XL 42 mm Stainless Steel Case w/ Perfect Polish is Bold, Masculine and Sleek at the Same Time
  • Baume Mercier is Widely Respected for its High Quality Swiss Made Watches


  • Not Automatic (If You Care About That) – Quartz Means Battery Changes, But Not as Much Maintenance
  • Large Case Diameter Might Be Too Large for Smaller Wrists?

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My Baume et Mercier 8485 Classima Review

A defining Swiss manufacturer of high end men’s watches, Baume et Mercier has long been associated with elegant, sleek and beautiful watches. The Classima 8485 is a clear example of their quality.

First off we start with an extremely high quality movement. I’m sorry, I can’t actually tell you the exact model of the movement, however, I can tell you that it’s a Swiss Quartz movement.

What this means is that the watch is powered by a battery. Tiny quartz crystals are vibrated and measured electronically to determine the speed your watch moves. Naturally, because of the power requirements the watch will need battery changes every once and a while. However, quartz movements are generally more accurate than automatic movements, and require less actual maintenance.

Plus, you don’t have to wear this watch everyday, you could wear it once a week and the watch would work seamlessly. Of course, I don’t know why you wouldn’t wear it everyday. I’d wear it in my sleep if I could.

The rest of the Baume Mercier 8485 watch is of equal quality to the movement. The stainless steel case is beautiful designed and perfectly polished. Like I said above, the diameter of the case is 42mm, which actually these days isn’t as huge as it was years ago. None the less, it’s an XL watch, and you should be aware of its enormity before you buy it. Despite it’s enormous size, the watch is very slim and appears very sleek and attractive. The large size serves to accent and enhance the design. A real men’s watch, the piece seems to subtly exude confidence and a masculine aura.

The black leather strap is wonderful…Comfortable and durable for sure, but it fits the theme of the watch perfectly. Some guys like the total stainless steel watches, and honestly I do too most of the time, but Baume and Mercier has totally mastered the art of elegance with their Classima Executive collection, and the Baume Mercier 8485 certainly upholds this claim.

My Verdict of the Baume & Mercier 8485 Classima

To conclude, I think that anyone would be satisfied with this watch. What’s not to like?

Accuracy? Check.

Durable? Check.

Attractive? Double Check.

TheĀ Baume Mercier 8485 Classima is a timeless example of fine Swiss watch making. The watch comes from a well respected company, and is an example of what a good watch should be like. It’s fairly priced and I have to give it my full stamp of approval. Well, thanks for reading through this whole review, I really do appreciate it…Feel free to check out more of for more of my high quality reviews! I think they’re high quality anyways. So yea, thanks for reading!

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