Editor's note: Razor-sharp details, timeless style and a solid new movement make the Baume & Mercier Baumatic an excellent option for an everyday dress watch that doesn't break the bank.* The story in a second: Classic on the outside, contemporary on the inside. Baume & Mercier are onto a winner here. I've always thought Baume & Mercier were at their best when they were playing with the classics. The Clifton, with its classical proportions, vintage inspiration and strong value offering, is a proposition that was hard to beat. But beat it they did, with the deceptively simple Clifton Baumatic, and its powerful movement. The case An elegantly proportioned case is a hallmark of the Clifton family, and this Baumatic version delivers, with neat and tidy dimensions of 40mm across by 10.3mm tall. But even though it's a Clifton, it's not quite the same Clifton as before. The regular non-Baumatic Clifton is a shade wider at 41mm. It's not just the overall width here that's slimmer, the lug shoulders are more slender too, giving a greater air of timelessness overall. As you'd expect, the crystals are sapphire on the front and the rear, and it's rated to 50 metres…

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