This is the best looking Baume & Mercier we’ve seen in a while. In fact, we would even call it downright awesome looking. What it is is a Pre-SIHH 2012 announcement – a new Capeland Flyback chronograph in the same family as the one we saw launched last January, but with a twist.
Last year’s Capeland featured a clear white dial, but we are partial to this new rich black iteration with gilt Breguet hands and red scales. The Capeland is indeed an integrated flyback chronograph, a pretty slick movement and definitely fitting for the aesthetic and 1940s inspiration.
The Capeland Flyback in black is sized at 44mm and will be available in Spring 2012.