To stay in the Clifton Club spirit, Mike Lewis and Arifin Putra spent the day testing the robustness of the Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Gentlesportsmen.
The tachymeter is stainless steel with amount engravings on a stationary bezel with one of those number engravings being “184,” the rate at which Burt Munro broke the land speed record. Moving inwards, the dial is sandblasted in a silverish-white colour to mimic the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and the number indices are black rhodium plated. The brushed finish of this dial is interrupted with a commanding black horizontal line running the length of the dial from 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock, which has been inspired by the livery of Burt’s bicycle, the Indian Scout based streamliner. The texture of this pre-production bit was strong, from its own buckle, straps, case, and finish. I really liked the theme of the watch and the best thing about it was that it looked vintage. Another great touch is that the chronograph hand counterweight, that is the Indian Motorcycle’s “I.” Finally, the caseback, although nonetheless not an exhibition caseback, is engraved with the Indian Motorcycle’s headdress logo with the limited version number softball, one out of 1967.
Thanks to its design made for adventure, the two actors were able to put to the test this watch while traveling their native land, Indonesia.