HIGHLY COMMENDED: Quartz watches of the Year, Baume et Mercier Linea

The new Linea capsule collection from Baume et Mercier perfectly encapsulated the spring/summer mood this year [2015] with its brightly coloured range of straps.

The idea seems to be to emulate the shorter cycles of fashion rather than slower trends that hang around for years in the world of watches.

The alligator-patterned, satin-finished leather straps, offered in four colours, take seconds to change meaning a new look is quickly achievable and affordable.

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The 27mm stainless steel watch head with sapphire crystal glass is identical across the four-piece capsule collection but offers a different, stripped-back satin-finished dial to that used in the wider collection without markers, which instead feature on the bezel. Inside lies a Swiss-made ETA quartz movement.



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