HANDS-ON: The Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic 10436 White Dial

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic 104362019 is the year of the blue dial. Doesn’t matter if it’s a steel sports watch, solid gold dress watch or a one-off pièce unique – if you want your wrist flex to be as en vogue as a pair of R.M. Williams and beige chinos, a timepiece with a blue dial is the only way to go. And, as we discovered not too long ago, Baume & Mercier’s attempt at this trend with the Clifton Baumatic is a particularly choice implementation of the popular aesthetic. But what happens if you’re a massive fan of the svelte, stainless steel dress watch and all that it has to offer, but not of the fleeting, flavour of the month vibes of a blue dial? Well, you buy this, the white dial iteration of the Clifton Baumatic – ref. 10436. Now, although these two models are identical on paper, the change from blue to white dial is quite profound – swapping date night dressiness for boardroom bravado. Thanks to the sobering glossy white tones and opposing black accents, this watch presents a much more sophisticated appearance … more pared back and restrained, especially when attached to its contrasting black alligator leather band. And…

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