This Baume & Mercier dress watch has all the right characteristics for a dress watch – high quality, two hands, no complications.  Model reference 35130.


The information available on Baume & Mercier is very limited.  We know they temporarily stopped making mechanical movements in 1983, so this pre dates that.  The Swiss hallmarks do not carry a date code like British hallmarks, so they don’t help.  The logo is later than the 1940’s, as they started using the Phi symbol in the early fifties.  There is no reference to Piaget anywhere, who bought Baume & Mercier in 1965, although the case maker is marked as PG (Piaget Group?).  This is a very loose estimate, but the watch could have been made circa 1966.


While this is difficult to date, it is certainly in nice condition.  The textured finish to the bezel and dial allow the light to reflect in interesting ways.  The case has not been polished, so will show some light marks, but these should be expected on a vintage watch and certainly are not bad.  The case shuts crisply and the inside of the case has lots of service marks engraved into it.  The seventeen jewel movement, calibre 1050, is running well and despite being hidden by the solid gold case back is beautifully finished with Côtes de Genève stripes.  The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

This watch has been checked against the Watch Register and has not been reported as lost, stolen or implicated in fraud, and a copy of that certificate will also be included.

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Width with crown  33.7 mm

Width without crown  32.0 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  36.9 mm

Case Thickness  5.8 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.