You may expect on something dressier like that to see brightly colored polished palms – and that I can see the allure. After getting the blued hands in sight, even though, I think they work quite well. For starters, it makes a sharp contrast to the white of the dial, which makes for easy readability. The coloration can also be somewhat shifty. By this, I mean it can seem a glowing blue in one light, then shift into an almost-black color (and it appears darker in most of these photos), which speaks to some dressier piece.On the wrist, the 68g Baume & Mercier Hampton was a treat. Take special note of that burden, as that is just about a featherweight when it comes to automatics (or, perhaps, I am just too utilized to steel dive watches). While the instance back is not curved at all, I found the match on my wrist to be good. The alligator strap included some additional texture into the watch, and the signed deployant clasp worked nicely, and I did not have any issues with it digging into my wrist when I had things sized, which I love. That’s something I’ve noticed is a larger problem when you have a deployant onto a strap – it may end up adding unnecessary bulk, which then ends up digging into your skin. Here, I didn’t have that issue, thankfully.Coming in at an asking price of $2,650, the Baume & Mercier Hampton is a solid little luxury dress watch. I think the one we reviewed together with the blue handset is easily the most flexible, since you might easily swap in a brown strap onto this and have a more casual appearance, which makes it more flexibility. Obviously, you could also opt for a version that comes on the brown strap (in either an automatic or a quartz – the quartz version dropping the cost $1100). While apparel watch purists may not agree with me, I truly do believe that the Baume & Mercier Hampton is a superb art deco inspired apparel watch prepared to have the workplace or a night out with a tux.