Baume & Mercier Capeland Model: 10002
The Baume & Mercier Capeland 10002 is a fantastic entry in the world of automatic chronograph watches. The brown leather strap and brown dial give it a sleek style for the fashion conscious consumer looking for something a bit outside the box.
The dial is chock full of useful information including tachymeter and telemeter scales displayed around the outermost ring, and a slanted date window in between the 4 and 5 o’clock markers.
The sub dials for the chronograph functions are well spaced out, easy to read, and the well-designed thin hour and minute hands stay out of the way. All of these features and great contrast of colors combine to make an easy to read, yet functional everyday watch.
The lume works great at any time of night. The leather band is comfortable, and will break in after a few days of wear. The automatic movement should only gain or lose about 1-2 seconds a day, which keeps adjustments to a minimum.
The stainless steel case and anti-reflective sapphire crystal make this watch as sturdy and solid as you would expect in this price range. Overall you can’t go wrong with the Baume & Mercier Capeland 10002.