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I believe this to be one of the earliest known examples in Baume & Mercier's now famous Baumatic line of automatic wristwatches which are still in production today! Most likely produced in the early 1950's with an absolutely wonderful two-tone sector style dial, hidden crown and high-quality Felsa caliber 1560 automatic movement within. The perfectly aged orange luminous on the dial really pops and coupled with that old style, scrolled Baume & Mercier, Baumatic signature has a simply perfect vintage feel. It came to me after obviously sitting in a drawer for many decades with a period vintage yellow strap that matches the look to perfection. Such a gorgeous watch on the wrist or, if you happened to be building a B&M museum the perfect addition to the collection.
Style: Art Deco, Mid-Century Dress
Case: Fancy wide bezel case with hidden crown and lugs, chrome plated with stainless steel back in superb condition throughout with only minor signs of wear. Measures 35mm in diameter with 17mm lug spacing fitted with a vintage strap and gold plated buckle. Signed inside the back, Modele Depose 16640, Brevet 250128, Baume & Mercier, Geneve.
Dial: Gorgeous original factory printed 2-tone light and dark silver dial with bold sector style orange luminous hour markers with matching dauphine hands. Signed Baume & Mercier with an applied star at 12:00, Baumatic, Swiss Made.
Movement: Super quality Felsa calibre 1560 early bi-directional winding automatic movement in superb cosmetic and mechanical condition signed Baume & Mercier Geneve, 17 Jewels, Unadjusted, Swiss with incabloc protection on the balance. Freshly serviced here at Meticulous, keeping great time with our full 1 year mechanical warranty.