Baume & Mercier’s story begins in 1830 with the founding of a family business. Brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume opened a comptoir horloger (watch dealership) in Les Bois, a village in the Swiss Jura. Their company developed rapidly and earned an excellent reputation by creating exceptional models incorporating cutting-edge innovations. Loyal to their motto “ Accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality”, the Frères Baume company enjoyed rapid growth. Throughout its history the brand has never lost sight of this goal, and today's Baume & Mercier watches still express the founders' commitment to perfection in every detail.
Today, Baume & Mercier enjoys international recognition and is the seventholdest Swiss watchmaking brand. Baume & Mercier, a family saga, has been making its mark on watchmaking history since its inception. Baume & Mercier is committed to perpetuating this heritage and continuing to pass down this know-how to future generations.