The Baume & Mercier is one of the oldest and finest watch making companies.
In 1592 Native of Franche Comté, the Baume family settled in the Les Bois village in the Swiss Jura Mountains from 1542. Carrying out watch-manufacturing work (name given to subcontracting in watch-making at the time), the Baume's passed on their knowledge of watch mechanisms from father to son.
In 1834, at the heart of a century marked by extraordinary scientific and industrial progress, brothers Louis Victor and Pierre-Joseph-Célestin Baume founded the house of the same name and registered it as an agency in the Les Bois village, in the Swiss Jura Mountains. There was only one slogan: "Accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality". To this day, that slogan still stands as the company’s hallmark and ongoing mission. They continue to make watches to this day of the highest quality that are both the envy and the admiration of the timepiece world.
By 1918 the Baume family joined together with the Mercier family, whose watch designs and artistic abilities were exceptional, and this merger began the Baume et Mercier watch company. It was not long before the Baume & Mercier (guess that "&" was put in there for us Americans , the "original" name "Baume et Mercier.") watch company became prominent for their chronographs and precise watch timekeeping mechanisms.
Today, Baume & Mercier continues to produce their branded classic and sporty watch styles in quality timepieces to distinguish itself and surprise with a successful combination of watch making expertise and technological innovation.