Editor’s note: Like you, we are also excited for the Watches & Wonders 2022 novelties. Before we get to dive deep into them, here’s our preview & Gut Reaction Review (Grr…) of the new Baume and Mercier Riviera Coastline. For our detailed hands-on reviews, please head to our dedicated reviews section here. This is NOT a sponsored post.
Our Thoughts On The New Baume and Mercier Riviera Coastline 10677
My first reaction to the new Baume and Mercier Riviera Coastline was to ponder over the fact as to whether I should start wearing smaller ladies watches. Hear me out. I am not someone who even wears bling for that matter. I mostly wear my watches on a leather strap instead of bracelets because even they seem ‘blingy’ to me. You can say I am quite conservative in my styling overall. I am more charmed by patina than by gemstones. And yet the new Baume and Mercier Riviera Coastline 10677 made my question my tastes. It’s that stunning.
Courtesy the fume or gradated midnight blue lacquer dial on which the 63 diamonds portray the seaboard of the French Riviera, I am quite inclined to consider this for the Mrs just so that I can look at it up-close from time to time.
Inside the new Baume and Mercier Riviera Coastline ticks an automatic movement which the brand hasn’t specified but if I was to venture guess I would say the it is the ETA 2892-A2 which measures 25.6 x 3.6mm and features 21 jewels, beats at the frequency of 4Hz (28’800 A/h), and offers a 42-hour power reserve.
The beauty of this timepiece lies in doing what others rarely do. Diamond-studded watches and fume dials are now dime a dozen these days. But the brand instead of just lavishing the dial with diamonds actually puts a thought process, and takes inspiration from the seaboard of the French Riviera and depicts it nicely by the use of asymmetric topographic gem-setting with combination of precious stones in seven different sizes.
I also like that the diamonds are not only on the dial but they are spread across the bezel, case and even the integrated bracelet.
The Riviera family so far didn’t feature any ladies versions. But bringing more variety for the ladies, the new Baume and Mercier Riviera Coastline changes that. The brand has also introduced two more references in the 33m diameter, the M0A10675 and M0A10676 with a baby pink “sun satin” dial and a beautiful white mother-of-pearl dial. The latter is also available as ref. M0A10662 in larger 36mm diameter case featuring a bezel set with 44 diamonds in a snow-setting style but with a quartz movement.
Baume and Mercier has decided to go all out for 2022, and with all the new Baume and Mercier Riviera watches for women, it sure does mean business. Get ready to step out in style with a variety of options for every taste.
To find out more about the new Baume and Mercier Riviera Coastline and their other watches, please head to their website here. All images unless otherwise stated are courtesy are Ⓒ BAUME & MERCIER 2022. Make sure to check out our reviews of other Watches & Wonders 2022 novelties here.