Increasing ones size from an XL to an XXL is usually not a good thing. Ones doctor may even advise one to cut back on certain fatty foods. However when one is describing a timepiece, especially a Baume & Mercier Riviera Magnum XXL Flyback Chronograph Watch, an increase in size is a spectacular thing. The Magnum XXL case is now 45mm a step up from the 43mm Magnum XL. In addition this newer model is quite a bit edgier with a competitive sporty rugged look. The dial is crafted from black tinted sapphire crystal enabling a shadowy view of the movement beneath. The markings ,such as the Roman numerals, minute markers and text is applied directly to the black tinted Sapphire crystal in luminant, creating an eerie breathtaking glow in the dark.
The Magnum XXL includes a flyback chronograph complication powered by the automatic mechanical Ref. 8834 movement. Automatic mechanical refers to the fact that this watch contains no batteries (thus it is not a quartz) and it is wound automatically by the natural swinging motion of the wearers arm. The flyback chronograph function is considered one of the most complicated functions in a mechanical watch. The flyback chronograph function was first designed for sportsmen and further compliments the Magnum XL sporty form with a sporty function. The flyback chronograph enables the chronograph to perform three functions in one instant. By a single push of a button, the chronograph stops, resets and restarts. Perfect for sports where time is of the essence. The Magnum XL is water resistant to 200 meters.
The PVD coated steel case has a sandblasted appearance with four large screws, prominent chronograph pushers and an impressive crown. The timepiece also sports an exhibition case back.
This version of the watch is limited to 1000 pieces despite the likelihood of its mass appeal.
Baume & Mercier Riviera XXL Magnum Mens' Watch Automatic Chronograph Stainless Steel & Titanium Black Dial on Black Rubber Strap MOAO8755
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