As the trend in women’s watches is tending to go down in size — Baume & Mercier picks up the pace: unveiling the stunning 22mm Petite Promesse watch. While the original Promesse watch line is 34 and 36 mm in size, the dramatically smaller 22mm holds its own when it comes to statement-making thanks to bold and beautiful boule wrap bracelets and straps in bight orange, vivid blue and shimmering steel that offer some pretty impressive sensual appeal.
The new watch embraces the individualistic style of the 1970s with the three bold color choices: bright orange, rich bold blue and a shimmering stainless steel bracelet that is so soft and flexible that it feels like silk against the wrist. At once both delicate and fashion forward, the Petite Promesse collection features mother-of-pearl dials, diamond accents and a hidden crown. Setting is executed via a button on the caseback so that a crown does not mar the sleek elliptical case shape. Each also comes with a single-wrap black strap. There are two versions offered, one with 22 diamonds on the case, and another with 44 diamonds.The new 22mm Petite Promesse — coming to stores now — retails for $2,450 to $3,300.