Baume & Mercier, or Baume et Mercier as the company is called in Geneva, where it was founded, has been manufacturing high-end wristwatches since 1918. From the beginning, Baume & Mercier was known for producing high quality timepieces, winning the coveted Poincon de Geneve in 1921. Baume & Mercier watches from these early years are considered highly collectible today.
Today, as a subsidiary of luxury-goods conglomerate Richemont, Baume & Mercier continues to produce widely regarded wristwatches. Two of its most popular models are the “Hampton” and the “Riviera,” both named after playgrounds of the rich and famous.