Baume et Mercier 8732 Classima Chronograph Review

Baume Mercier 8732 ClassimaThe Baume Mercier 8732 Classima is a beautiful member of the Classima Executive collection of men’s watches. For more information, simply check out the rest of my pros and cons review!

As you can see from the picture, the Baume Mercier 8732 Classima is truly an example of a luxury watch. I can’t wait to tell you the pros and cons! Check it out:

Baume & Mercier Men’s 8732 Classima Executives Automatic Watch

Pros:

  • Valjoux 7750, 25-jewel Automatic Movement – Very Precise and Reliable with Great Power Reserve (~40 Hours)
  • Resettable 2-Dial Chronograph – Hour and Minute Subdials
  • Sapphire Crystal Watch Window is Virtually Bulletproof
  • Stainless Steel Case is Perfectly Polished – Seamless Finish Looks Great
  • Great Design for a Luxury Men’s Watch – Comes Off Subtle and Confidant at the Same Time

Cons:

  • The Clasp is Kind of Tricky at First…
  • Sorry Guys, I Just Couldn’t Find Anything :(

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My Baume et Mercier 8732 Classima Review

I’m going to level with you right now, probably the most difficult decision you’re going to make once you start looking at this watch is whether you’ll buy it from Amazon or from your local dealer. The watch really is a wonderful piece, and I simply don’t have anything bad to say about it.

For one, the movement is great. The Valjoux 7750 automatic movement has long been respected in the industry for being sturdily built and very precise. They’re manufactured by the Swiss movement maker, ETA. ETA is responsible for a huge number of movements across many brands of watches, so you can trust that they know what they’re doing when it comes to watches.

In case you don’t know the difference between an automatic and a quartz movement…An automatic watch is powered by a small spring that rotates with the kinetic energy generated by the movement of your arm as you walk.

A quartz watch, on the other hand, is powered by a battery. An electronic device inside the watch measures the vibrations of small quartz crystals, and that device requires power. As such, an automatic watch will never require new batteries (since it doesn’t use any…) and are considered to be more…How do I say this…respectable? True to horological virtues?…In the watch community. Automatic watches aren’t bought because they’re accurate, they’re bought because they’re pieces of art; a very precise automatic watch (such as the Baume Mercier 8732 Classima) is more of a revered piece of time keeping art than a watch.

So, all that to say, the watch is accurate enough to be more than worth the price you’ll pay for it. ‘Nuff said.

As far as the rest of the Baume Mercier Classima 8732 is concerned…The stainless steel case is everything you’d expect. A seamless polishing/brushing job on Baume et Mercier’s part. The case looks great, and the strap is smooth and comfortable to wear.

The stationary bezel really seems to ‘pop’ against the white dial and the silver roman numeral indexes, along with everything else on the dial, are very easy to read.

This Baume Mercier chronograph watch features a minute dial at the 12 oclock position and an hour subdial at the 6 oclock position. The chronograph works perfectly, it’s equipped with start/stop/reset functions, and it really adds a lot of elegance to the overall look and feel of the piece.

My Verdict of the Baume & Mercier Men’s 8732 Classima

Really there’s not too much I can say that I haven’t already said in the pros and cons above. The Baume Mercier 8732 Classima is well built, and doesn’t really have a whole lot for me to nit pick at…

An accurate movement and classic design define this beautiful time piece. Read this quote taken straight from the Baume and Mercier Classima page on their web site. This is the goal of the Classima Executives collection:

Classima Executives, rejuvenated classics for modern executives

Classima Executives watches are the heritage of Baume & Mercier’s watch-making know-how. With an understated style and elegant allure, the Classima Executives watch represents the classic round timekeeper par excellence.”

Well, what do you think? Did Baume et mercier do a good job of fulfilling their goals in the 8732 Classima Executive? I personally think so. The round design with the simple dual chronograph is attractive and elegant, yet masculine at the same time.

It seems I’m going to have to give this watch my full stamp of approval!

Well, thanks for reading through my entire Baume Mercier 8732 Classima review. I hope that you learned something, or that I at least helped you to make up your mind. Thanks for reading at WhatWatches.com!

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