Baume & Mercier 8723

Collection: Riviera Gender: Men
The Baume & Mercier 8723 is a masculine flavored timepiece that would be an ideal wrist accessory for those who are going for an elegant looking sporty watch. Boasting superior Swiss construction that is watertight to 200 meters, the luxury watch is presented in a robust stainless steel case that houses a bold Black dial and topped with ion-plated rotary bezel, on a stylish Black vulcanized rubber bracelet.

Baume & Mercier 8723 43mm Riviera XXL MOA08723 Chronograph Automatic for men

Just like the rest of its variants, this gent’s XL watch features all the Riviera’s signature design elements such as a dodecagonal case’s design that represent the 12 hours of the day and night, SuperLuminova featured steel hands and indexes for night vision support, robust water resistance that allowing you to keep wearing it while diving at your favorite spot, and a reliable Swiss chronograph automatic movement for precise timekeeping. The watch is solid and sturdy, and despite of having a rubber bracelet, it does surprisingly elegant enough to be paired with formal attires alike.

This BM’s ref. MOA08723 sporty timepiece’s dodecagonal case has a masculine diameter of 43 mm diameter, and it is fairly thin for a mechanical chronograph watch at about 15 mm thick. Its Black rubber bracelet that offers a decent counter balance for the case’s weight is thick and supple, measures around 21 mm wide, and it comes equipped with a deployant double folding clasp with push button safety for an extra security measures.

Unlike the Riviera XXL Magnum, this watch has a solid caseback. At its right hand side, there are steel screw-down crown with PHI logo and two pushers for the chronograph functions. And atop the case, lays an eye-catching uni-directional rotating bezel that is made of stainless steel with Black ion-plating. It features 60-minute diving scale with a single SuperLuminova index at twelve, and has a handy tachymeter scale at its inner side.

Dial. Encased within, is a big Black dial that is shielded with a scratch resistant sapphire that is enhanced with anti-reflective coating for an improved visibility. On the dial, there are silver-tone metal skeletonized hour and solid minute hands with SuperLuminova, a slim central sweep seconds hand, luminescent indexes, three subsidiary with White markers, date window at the six o’clock position, and painted White minute markers along the periphery. Its small seconds subsidiary at nine features SuperLuminova filled small dauphine hands, meanwhile, the other two; 30-minute counter at three and 12-hour counter at six feature silver tone metal hands.

Inside, Baume et Mercier 8723 employs the calibre ETA Valjoux 7750, a Swiss made mechanical chronograph automatic movement that is renowned for its precision and snappy response, and further personalized and refined by the watchmaker to comply with their own specs. Despite of non-exclusive and also non-Chronometer grade, the movement is fairly rugged to flawlessly serve its purposes, and in terms of accuracy, it does quite a pleasure as well. This "fairly loud" self winding 25 jewels movement beats at 28,800 alterations per hour, and under full wind, it provides around 42 hours of power reserve.

This men’s B&M Riviera XXL Automatic Chronograph timepiece’s original manufacturer suggested retail price is $3,990.00, which is quite reasonable for a such premium watch with these kind of quality offerings. But still, this model is not a new release so that you should be able to get it for less than its MSRP for this time being.

Watch Specification

Brand: Baume & Mercier
Collection: Riviera
Series: XXL, Chronograph Automatic
Model number: 8723

Style: A8723. also referred as MOA08723, A8723

Watch style: Gent, Sporty, Casual Dress
Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss automatic

ETA Valjoux 7750. Non exclusive movement, personalized by Baume et Mercier. Swiss made, mechanical self-winding chronograph automatic movement.

Specs
Functions: Three hands, Chronograph, Automatic date. Size: 13¼‴ lignes (Ø 30 mm), 7.9 mm thick. Ball bearing rotor. 25 jewels. beats at 28,800 vph (4 Hz). provides ± 42 hours of power reserve. Incabloc shock protection.

Functions: Hour, Minute, Small seconds, Chronograph, Date
Dial: Black

SuperLuminova filled silver-tone metal hands w/ skeletonized hour hand. Luminescent dots hour markers. printed White markers around the outer rim. Date display at 3. Three subdials: Small seconds at 9, 30-minute counter at 3, and 12-hour counter at 6.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

scratch resistant, with anti reflective coating.

Case: Stainless steel

Round --dodecagonal, Ø 43 mm, ± 15 mm thick. brushed and polished.

Bezel: Stainless steel w/ Ion plating

bi-directional rotating bezel with 60-minute diving scale. Black.

Caseback: Solid

screwed stainless steel. engraved.

Crown: Screw down crown

stainless steel. logoed. with two push buttons.

Bracelet: Rubber / Silicon

Black, vulcanized rubber strap. ± 21 mm wide. men standard length.

Clasp: Deployment push-button folding clasp
Notable Features: Calendar
Chronograph
Luminous hands and markers
Water resistant: 200 m (20 ATM / 660 feet)

suitable for rain, showering, swimming, snorkeling, and skin diving.

Additional info: -

MSRP

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Rate: 1

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or Recommended Retail Price listed here may or may not reflecting the actual selling price of this Baume & Mercier Riviera watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

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The Baume & Mercier 43mm Riviera XXL MOA08723 Chronograph Automatic review in this page is written by Rief at Thursday, August 15, 2013. The post is tagged as $2500 up to $5000, 200m, 43mm, analog, automatic, baume and mercier, chronograph, date, low end, men, on rubber, round, sporty, stainless steel, swiss automatic, three hands, watch.

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