Baume & Mercier proves that jade has its place in the watchmaking industry with a superb limited edition featuring the rare stone, launched at Watches & Wonders 2015. The Swiss watchmaker displays its appreciation for Asian women with the exclusive release of the Promesse Jade watch.
An homage to Chinese tradition the Promesse Jade features a rare thousand-year-old stone, an imperial symbol of China representing good fortune. The watch features a jade bezel, symbol of good fortune and happiness, which is intensified by 61 diamonds totaling 0.65 carats. Delicately sized at 34 mm diameter, the silver-colored dial features a draped guilloché decor and sits ever so elegantly on the wrist. The new Promesse timepiece is complemented with a glossy white alligator strap, adding that extra element of ‘chic’. Roman numerals on the dial are seen at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, whereas the remaining hour markers are indicated with eight diamonds, for further elegance in design.
Powered by a high-quality Swiss quartz (ETA F05.101) movement, the Promesse Jade is easy to wear without having to think about manual-winding and other handling of complicated watches, and is water-resistant to approximately 50 meters. The caseback bears an engraving marking each piece of this limited edition of eight truly unique. Not only does this distinguish every piece, but it’s also the jade which further lends uniqueness to each of the eight editions, as no two pieces of jade are exact, considering that natural gemstones are a gift of mother nature and every stone would be different. This exquisite timepiece is the ideal companion for extraordinary women.