A very attractive Baume & Mercier Capeland men’s watch, with a more elegant dial than many of this time.  Model reference MV045221.


It is difficult to date Baume & Mercier watches, but we do have a 2001 copy of the Wristwatch Annual and that shows this model with this dial available in 2001.  The cost price was $1,750, exactly the same price as the Omega Seamaster SMP300 in that year.  Later and earlier editions of the same book do not show the same blue dial model.  You could save $250 new by having the leather strap, but it is always better to buy the bracelet version of a watch – you would struggle to buy a bracelet later, certainly for the same money.


The blue dial is really nice, and the sword hands are filled with SuperLuminova.  The domed sapphire crystal is scratch free. The automatic movement is the BM11895, which is basically an ETA 2895-1.  This is no bad thing, as these are good movements and it does mean spares (should they be needed) should be easy to get without having to go back to the manufacturer.  Neither the case nor bracelet have been polished, so they will show light marks.  The bracelet is quite long and our sister website, SpareLinks.com, may have extra links if required.  The bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath.  You can also wear this on a leather strap, as we have shown in some photos.

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

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Width with crown  41.3 mm

Width without crown  38.8 mm

Between lugs  19 mm

Lug to lug length  45.2 mm

Case Thickness  12.3 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 199 mm.  The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

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.