Harboring the true Baume & Mercier spirit, the Riviera watch originally created in 1973 celebrates its 50th Anniversary at the Watches and Wonders 2023. The Riviera collection continues the brand’s expression of its true watchmaking ethos highlighted by innovation in materials, design flair as well as keen expertise in movement manufacture.

The Baumatic watchmaking tradition is a tale of pioneering feats in the industry
The Baumatic watchmaking tradition is a tale of pioneering feats in the industry

The Riviera watch is instantly recognizable with its twelve-sided bezel, and celebrating its half-century of existence this year, Baume & Mercier has introduced two different collections of the same at Watches and Wonders, occurring as a triple variation for the 39-mm Baumatic versions and a dua of aquatic lifestyle suited interpretations called as the Riviera Azur 300m.

Inspired by the adventurous spirit of the sporty lifestyle of the French Riviera, these watches symbolize an easygoing view of refined watchmaking. First introduced in 1973, the watches have evolved with time and despite their contemporary styling, stay true to their distinctive appeal.
As a testament to Baume & Mercier’s watchmaking prowess, the brand now offers a comprehensive eight-year warranty for all its model equipped with a Baumatic caliber.

A trio of 39-mm Baumatic versions to carry forward the spirit of the Riviera

Baume & Mercier Riviera

Baume & Mercier Riviera 39mm - 10714
Baume & Mercier Riviera 39mm – 10714

The athletic sport-lifestyle-inspired case shape not only exhibits a distinctive watchmaking tradition but demonstrates the design expertise of Baume & Mercier. The carefree and recreational impression of the new timepieces launched at Watches and Wonders 2023 for the first time in 39-mm features a distinctive dodecagonal shape with twelve sides and four screws.

The trademark Baumatic manufacture movement powers these models and the caliber has been a testament to precision timekeeping for the manufacture since 2017. The smoked sapphire dial of the Riviera serves as a peak into the movement.

Riviera 39mm - 10715
Riviera 39mm – 10715

The first iteration of the 39mm watch is the Riviera M0A10714, which is crafted in polished and satin-finished stainless steel, distinguished by a smoked blue sapphire dial with a transparent wave transfer decoration. An easy interchangeable strap system alternates the wearer’s preferences of an integrated blue rubber and alligator strap with tone-on-tone overstitching.

Riviera 39mm - 10714
Riviera 39mm – 10714

The second model, Riviera M0A10715, exhibits a smoked gray sapphire dial with a transparent wave transfer decoration and an integrated strap with three rows of polished and satin-finished links.

Riviera 39mm - 10715
Riviera 39mm – 10715

The final variation, the Riviera M0A10720, features a sand-blasted titanium bezel with a central bezel ring in 5N gold-plated PVD steel. For the dial, a smoked gray sapphire disc with a transparent wave transfer decoration steals the show. The watch is mounted on an integrated gray rubber strap with a canvas texture.

Riviera 39mm - 10720
Riviera 39mm – 10720

Aquatic to depths of up to 10 ATM, each of the three models is powered by the 120-hour or five-day power reserve Baumatic manufacture movement with 1500 Gauss of solid resistance against everyday magnetic fields.

Sapphire case back showcasing the Baumatic manufacture movements on the Riviera models
Sapphire case back showcasing the Baumatic manufacture movements on the Riviera models

These latest Riviera timepieces launched at Watches and Wonders 2023 feature a reliable interchangeability system for the straps making it easy to alter styles. The signature to the collection is the dodecagonal case back featuring a sapphire crystal fastened with four screws to reveal the captivating mechanics of the self-winding movement. Announced to global audiences at the Watches and Wonders, the 39mm Riviera models encapsulate the Baume & Mercier spirit of high watchmaking with a backdrop of a carefree styling aesthetic.

Model: Riviera 10714
Availability: April 2023

Model: Riviera 10715
Availability: April 2023

Model: Riviera 10720
Availability: April 2023

A duo of the Riviera Azur 300m watches resonates the aquatic and adventurous spirit of the French Riviera

Riviera Azur 300m - 10716
Riviera Azur 300m – 10716

The Riviera collection marks a turning point as a diving watch for both the brand and the market segment. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the 42-mm stainless steel case Riviera Azur 300m watches launched at Watches and Wonders take a plunge off the coast of the French Riviera, with the latest iteration, the timepiece reinvents itself while upholding the integrity of the stylistic codes that built its reputation.

Riviera Azur 300m – A companion in every leisure activity

The new Riviera Azur 300m is water-resistant to 30 ATM – 300 meters, or 984 ft – and is available in two versions. The undeniable aquatic appeal of the watches is impactfully sporty. The two iterations of the collection, the models M0A10716 and M0A10717 feature a unidirectional rotating bezel in polished and sun-satin stainless steel. A first-of-its-kind lacquered treatment (blue or black) marks the gradation of the first fifteen minutes. Befitting lifestyles which resonate the oceanic adventures, the Riviera Azur 300m is well suited for swimming, jet-skiing, sailing, snorkeling, or surfing.

Among the many nuances, the watch bezel is equipped with a blue or black anodized aluminum ring to guarantee optimal use and precise handling. Its luminescent indexes are coated in SuperLuminova to increase its underwater visibility.

Riviera Azur 300m - 10716 / 10717
Riviera Azur 300m – 10716 / 10717

The aesthetic highlights on each of the blue or black dial variations in smoked blue or gray sapphire depict a transparent wave decoration carving an irresistible allure to cherish a refreshing dip in the sea. The smoked sapphire dials offer a glimpse of the Baume & Mercier in-house movement mechanisms.

The brand’s love for design is highlighted by the unprecedented shape of the new hour and minute hands, featuring a partial coating of beige-colored SuperLuminova on the blue model and gray-colored SuperLuminova on the black model.

Each timepiece is powered by the manufactured Baumatic five-day power reserve movement, offering tried-and-true performance with a daily precision of -4 s / +6 s, and magnetic resistance of up to 1500 Gauss.

The in-house Baumatic caliber on the Riviera Azure 300m - 10717
The in-house Baumatic caliber on the Riviera Azure 300m – 10717

Suitable for aquatic endeavors, both new Riviera Azur 300m watches are water-resistant to 300 meters thanks to a wider screwed crown and a crown cover that perfectly doubles as a shock-resistance feature for the case.
These sports models are mounted on a strong, reliable “Fast Strap” interchangeability system steel or rubber strap for a variety of looks and purposes.


Model: Riviera 10716
Availability: June 2023

Model: Riviera 10717
Availability: June 2023

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