Baume & Mercier Takes The Riviera To The Next Level In 2024
— 9 April 2024

Baume & Mercier Takes The Riviera To The Next Level In 2024

— 9 April 2024
Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon

Baume & Mercier has already been turning heads this year with the launch of the Riviera Tideograph, but the Les Brenets watchmaker is far from finished, with more watches in the Riviera collection incoming.

Building on the Riviera launches from 2023, during the 50th anniversary of the collection, Baume & Mercier is back at Watches & Wonders with several exciting new references this year. Let’s dive in.

Highlights From The 2024 Baume & Mercier Collection

Riviera Squelette

Baume Mercier Collection 2024

Skeletonised watches have probably never been hotter than they are in 2024, especially in the sporty package that the Baume & Mercier Riviera Squelette arrives in.

With a partially sliced-up black dial to showcase the movement (contrasting nicely against the brushed surfaces of the decagonally case and bezel) it’s a watch that we wager will give many enthusiasts exactly what they’re asking for.

The steel case measures 42mm in diameter and 11.1mm in thickness, which is large enough to have some presence on the wrist, but not so thick as to be bulky or uncomfortable. Paired with an integrated black rubber strap and a 100-metre water resistance rating, this is a well-rounded way to get the open-worked watchmaking look for less.

Price: $6,900.

Riviera Gold

Baume Mercier Collection 2024

Inspired by the glittering waters of the French Riviera, this all-new Baume & Mercier number in solid gold channels the same kind of light play. The decagonal case measures a versatile 39mm, but wears even more discretely thanks to a thickness of 9.6mm. Featuring a similarly smoky dial to the 39mm references in steel we saw launched in 2023, it’s also powered by the BM13-1975A — a returning movement noted for its impressive 120-hour power reserve.

Price: On Request.

Riviera Acier-Titane

Baume Mercier Collection 2024

With its PVD blue stainless steel case and matching rubber strap, the Riviera Acier-Titane feels like it was tailormade to be worn aboard the sundeck of a yacht.

The presence of a lightweight titanium bezel and gold-tone dial furniture distinguish this new release from the many steel models in the Riviera collection.

Just visible through the smoked blue dial is the aforementioned automatic BM13-1975A: a good fit for the Acier-Titane, considering you can comfortably go swimming with it to depths of 100 metres.

Price: $6,950.

Riviera Diamants

More modestly proportioned, but undeniably eye-catching, the Riviera Diamants aims to bring a touch of icy glamour to the collection with its decagonal bezel, set with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds.

The dial features a wave-pattern motif and is cased in 33mm of stainless steel (measuring 9.5mm in thickness), while the hands are driven by a quartz movement with around 10 years of battery life.

Price: $6,500.

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Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at)