Baume et Mercier 8755 Riviera XXL Magnum Review

Baume Mercier 8755 Riviera MagnumThe Baume et Mercier 8755 Riviera is a great watch to be sure, however, don’t buy this watch before reading my in depth review for full disclosure!

Just to clarify, this watch is part of the Riviera collection, specifically, this is an XXL Magnum Titanium watch. It’s considered to be one of the highest performing watches in it’s class. But I’ll go into all the in-depth details on the Baume Mercier 8755 Riviera below, let’s just get to the pros and cons, shall we?

Baume & Mercier Men’s 8755 Riviera XXL Magnum Titanium Watch

Here’s What I Like:

  • Extra Large Titanium Case – Attractive Design and it’s Functional Too
  • Sapphire Crystal Window is Scratch Resistant and Holds its Clarity
  • Black Rubber Strap Makes this Watch Wearable w/ Both a T-Shirt and a Suit
  • Valjoux Swiss Automatic Movement – 25 Jewels for Super Precision
  • Chronograph Watch with 3 SubDials – Reset and Start/Stop Function

Here’s What I Don’t:

  • Case is So Large it Barely Fits Under the Average Cuff
  • Hands are Similar in Color to the Chronograph, Difficult to See at Times

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My Baume Mercier 8755 Riviera XXL Review

When you get to watches at the level of Baume et Mercier, you really don’t look into the cons as much as you look into what types of pros you want. And I’ll tell you right now, the Riviera 8755 is a great watch and the two problems that I’ve picked out are negligible and probably will have literally no effect on your experience with the watch.

So, all that being said, here’s what I can tell you about the watch, and you’ll just have to do a bit of comparison shopping yourself to see if this is what you want. Or if you fall in love, as I suspect you might 😉 then just head to Amazon and see what happens! Heh.

Alright, let’s talk about the automatic movement.

The 8755 Baume & Mercier watch is powered by the widely popular Valjoux 7750 movement. I’m not totally sure of the model number, however, I do know that the watch has 25 jewels and is an extremely accurate automatic movement. In case you don’t know, the number of jewels in a movement, while not totally indicative of the quality, is a good general rule for the accuracy of a movement. The Valjoux however does seem to be one of the most accurate and durable 25 jewel movements. It runs at about 28,000 vibrations per hour. And of course with the automatic movement you get that beautiful sweeping second hand.

The chronograph of the Baume Mercier 9755 Riviera is great, the dials are 30 minute, 12 hour and 60 seconds; the chronograph dials are located at 6, 9 and 12. It’s very accurate as well.

Oh, and did I mention that the chronograph can also be reset, started and stopped via the 2 pushers above and below the primary screw down crown.

The XXL Magnum case is made of titanium and stainless steel, so it’s extremely durable. The finish is beautiful and seamless in its execution. The entirety of the watch looks phenomenal, there’s no complaints about that.

The trademark Riviera dodecagonal bezel has 4 screw down accents equidistant from each other. The watch is water resistant to 200 meters. The black rubber strap is very high quality. I actually do like this strap for this watch. It lets you wear it with jeans and it lets you wear it with a suit. The watch doesn’t really stand out and grab peoples attention the way some other watches do, however, the simple elegance is sure to be appreciated by the occasional watch connoisseur. It takes very little watch training to be able to see the extreme quality of this Baume and Mercier watch.

The bezel will lead into the sapphire window. Another fun fact, sapphire is so scratch resistant that it can only be scratched by diamonds. Not only that, but it holds beautiful clarity. A perfect window into the beauty in the dial.

Roman numerals surround a black “cotes de Geneve”. Absolutely beautiful. Accented by roman numerals at the 5 minute markers and 2 chronoraph dials at the 12 and 6 position are outlined with a titanium plate, the 3rd dial is at the 9 oclock and has no outline.

My Verdict of the Baume & Mercier 8755 Riviera XXL Magnum

So let’s just take a moment to see what we have here…

The Baume & Mercier Riviera 8755 is made with titanium, a durable and sought after metal. It’s powered by a time tested movement that’s been widely accepted as extremely high quality. With 25 jewels, the movement certainly has enough precision left over to handle the chronograph, another beautiful feature of the watch. At 3 oclock you’ve got your date window. It’s classy, it’s big and bold, and yet it’s a fine enough watch that it’s not going to get you mugged as soon as you step outside.

The 8755 Riviera XXL Magnum is a great watch, and at this point I’ve done everything I can to help you decide whether or not it’s the right watch for you. I sure do hope that I’ve helped, and I do appreciate you taking the time to finish this review. I hope you always come to first the next time you need help with watches!

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