Stainless steel case with a brown croco-embossed leather bracelet. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Silver dial with silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Arabic numerals mark the 3, 9 and 12 o’clock positions. Date displays at the 6 o’clock position. Self winding Swiss automatic movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw down solid case back. Case dimensions: 37 mm x 36.5 mm. Case thickness: 13.3 mm. Buckle clasp. Water resistant at 50 meters / 165 feet. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date. Baume & Mercier Hampton Spirit Mens Watch 8254.
Classically designed with a retro-modern sensibility, the Baume & Mercier Hampton Spirit automatic watch for men (model 8254) offers a commanding yet stylish presence on your wrist. Made of high grade stainless steel, the wide, rectangular watch case measures 37mm wide (1.46 inches) and it’s topped by a highly polished bezel. The silver dial face has a spirograph-like Guilloche pattern that’s further accented by mix of shiny silver stick and Arabic numeral markers. It’s topped by a domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Other features include a brown alligator leather strap with tonal stitching, date window at 6 o’clock, silver Dauphine hands (with seconds hand), and water resistance to 50 meters (165 feet)–suitable for swimming.
The dial is stamped with Baume & Mercier’s signature Greek letter Phi (Φ), which symbolizes the harmonious lines and a perfect balance in design that the company constantly strives for. It’s long been used to denote the golden number, or ratio, which suggests a natural balance between symmetry and asymmetry.
An automatic (or self-winding) watch is fitted with a device (rotor) that automatically winds the spring by using the force of gravity. It needs no battery, but it will stop if you have been physically inactive for an extended period of time. Remember–as long as you’re moving, the watch will keep moving. Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Perrelet invented the self-winding mechanism in 1770. It worked on the same principle as a modern pedometer, and was designed to wind as the owner walked. The Geneva Society of Arts reported in 1776 that fifteen minutes walking was all that was necessary to wind the watch sufficiently for eight days.
Quality Swiss Automatic movement; Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your arm
Case diameter: 37.5 mm
Stainless-steel case; Silver dial; Date function
Water resistant to 165 feet (50 M): suitable for swimming and showering