Baume et Mercier 8659 Classima 18K Rose Gold Review

Baume Mercier 8659 Classima ExecutivesThe Baume et Mercier Classima 8659 is a highly sought after rose gold addition to a classic men’s luxery collection of watches. Get more information by reading my pros and cons review of each individual feature below.

There’s no mystery behind why people love this watch so much…The Baume Mercier 8659 Classima has a lot going for it. I’ll tell you everything you’d wanna know in my detailed review, found below.

Baume & Mercier Men’s 8659 Classima Rose Gold Automatic Watch

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ETA Swiss Made Automatic Movement – Although automatic movements aren’t as accurate as quartz movements, they’re true to the horological beauty associated with a classic watch.

I’m not totally sure because I couldn’t find it on Baume and mercier’s site or Google, but I’m fairly certain that there’s a Valjoux 7750 automatic movement inside this particular watch. The other one it could be is an ETA 2824.

You can probably expect the 8659 Baume Mercier watch to be accurate to about 5 seconds pretty consistently. Some have reported that in optimal conditions you even can get better than that.

18K Red Gold Case – This is the best part of the watch…A beautiful rose gold, medium case. The red gold is gorgeous and eye catching, while the finish is seamlessly smooth for a classic design. At 33mm it’s no doubt that this gold Classima Executives’ sleek design is majorly due to this 18k case. With 17 grams of pure gold in the watch, you can see why the Baume Mercier 8659 retails close to $4,000.

It has a sapphire crystal watch window in front, with a sapphire exhibition window in back. That means that it’s virtually impossible to scratch the perfectly clear windows of the watch.

A single screw down crown accents the side of the Classima 8659. The case is water resistant to 30 meters.

Silvered Line Guilloche Dial – This is, as I like to say, the coffee table of the watch. It serves to bring everything together. It’s subtle, but upon further inspection you’ll become awestruck by how sleek the line guilloche looks, and how complimentary the 18K red gold hands are to the silvered finish.

Around the outside o the dial you’ll find roman numeral hour markers on a smooth silver matte finish. At the 3 o’clock position there’s a large date window. Above the red gold hands is the Baume Mercier text, and below is the word “AUTOMATIC”. At the very bottom of the dial in tiny letters it reads “since 1830” in reference to the founding year of the Baume et Mercier brand.

Black Alligator Leather Strap – The leather strap is very comfortable on the wrist, and it well compliments the rest of the watch’s design. The strap is secured with a pin buckle as opposed to the triple folding clasp that Baume & Mercier seems to be so fond of.

My Verdict of the Baume et Mercier 8659 Classima

There’s no doubt that the Baume Mercier 8659 Classima is a watch to be respected. It’s very accurate, as accurate as an automatic watch is going to be without going into in-house movements. More importantly, the red gold design combined with the silver dial is timeless.

Well, that about wraps up everything I’ve got to say about the 8659 model of the Classima Executives collection. It’s a great watch for sure, and definitely a deal when you buy through Amazon. Well, thanks for reading WhatWatches.com! You’re always welcome and I encourage you to remember me the next time you’re looking for a watch!

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