Baume et Mercier 8731 Classima Watch Review

Baume Mercier 8731 Classima ExecutivesThe Baume and Mercier 8731 Classima is a great example of a Swiss quality watch. Check out my pros and cons review for the down low on this sweet time piece.

I won’t make you read a bunch of stuff that you don’t want to, so for those of you who only really want the pros and cons, but could care less about my detailed Baume Mercier 8731 Classima review, here’s the basic information first:

Baume & Mercier Men’s 8731 Classima Executives Automatic Watch


  • Swiss Automatic Watch – Timeless Movement is Accurate and Self-Powered
  • Classic Baume et Mercier Design – Simplistic, Masculine and Elegant
  • Brown ‘Gator Leather Strap – Reliable and a Pleasure to Wear
  • Perfectly Polished XL Stainless Steel Case – Extremely Well Built and Attractive Too
  • Sapphire Crystal Watch Window – Uber Scratch Resistant and Clear


  • XL Case May Be Too Large for Some

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My Baume & Mercier 8731 Classima Review

Baume et Mercier makes some of the finest men’s and women’s watches in production today…They’re well respected for offering extremely accurate time pieces that are constructed with elegance and quality. They’re of the mind that a luxury men’s watch shouldn’t be necessarily 23K gold with 3 carat diamond insets and a 3 inch wide case…Rather Baume et Mercier make watches that are slim, sleek, fashionable and functional.

The Baume Mercier 8731 watch is just one more example of fine watch making…The construction is superb, the movement is precise and the design is beautiful.

Let’s start with the movement…As far as I could find out, the Classima 8731 runs on a Valjoux 7753 watch movement.

Valjoux movements are manufactured by ETA, a well respected Swiss movement maker, and the Valjoux movements have long been associated with accurate watches, having been used in Baume&Mercier, Cartier and many other luxury watch makers. The 25 jewel movement is extremely accurate and super reliable; it’s so popular because it’s sturdy and accurate, 2 qualities that make a good movement.

The case is made from polished stainless steel, and as I said in the pros and cons section, the finish is superb. It looks great. The case is approximately 42mm in diameter, so it is classified as an XL case. One thing that I really like about the Baume et Mercier Classima line of watches, including the Baume & Mercier 8731, is that despite being so large in diameter they actually remain very slim. They fit comfortably to your wrist and I can assure you that the watch won’t stand out as too large on any but the smallest of wrists.

As for the dial, you can see how attractive it is in the picture. I can tell you that it looks even better in person. The blued steel hands are absolutely stunning, and the sweeping second hands is simply marvelous.

My Verdict of the Baume & Mercier 8731 Classima

All in all I give the Baume Mercier Classima Executive 8731 watch my full approval. It’s accurate and well made and I simply don’t see any reason why if you like the design, you wouldn’t like the watch. I think it’s gorgeous and it fits so well…You’ll be pleased. Buying through Amazon is, of course, my recommendation.

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After all, these reviews don’t write themselves!

Heh, I wish. Anyways, I seriously do thank you for reading the entirety of the Baume Mercier 8731 Classima review…I worked hard on this one, and it’s good to know I’m helping people. Thanks, as always, for reading! You’re always welcome on!

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