The Capeland Worldtimer features a 44mm stainless steel case that measures in at 14.52mm thick – a touch taller than you might expect for something that comes across as this dressy, but it still slips under a cuff pretty reasonably. You’ve got a sapphire sandwich on the case as well, with a flat crystal in the display back, and a curved one up top. The case itself conforms nicely to the wrist with its lug setup, and the finishes offer a good blend of practicality (satin surfaces for the most part) and flash (polished bezel and case back).

From the first time I wrapped the leather strap around my wrist, the Worldtimer felt like it was made for my wrist – it just fit quite perfectly. Reading out the current time was done with ease, and I could spend a little time throughout the day just taking a peek at what time it was in different spots around the world. It made for an able companion both at the office and paired with a suit. In a less formal setting, it might seem a bit out of place (this is one advantage the standard model has with its lighter dial), but that comes down more to personal preference.

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That said, it worked well for my particular tastes and style of dress, but there are occasions where a more robust (or sportier) piece with a GMT hand might be better suited, and be preferred to a model such as this. But that’s how it goes with any watch purchase – you need to balance how you’re going to be using a watch against your own personal tastes, and come up with your own best fit. I’d say for me, a watch like this would be perfect at least 75% of the time, covering most of my daily wear needs.

If you couldn’t tell from the writeup, this is a watch that I clicked with immediately, and it was a sad day when it came time to send it back home. The Capeland Worldtimer offers multiple time zones in a compelling and dressy package that I hadn’t experienced before, and the watch overall is well sorted with impeccable fit and finish. If you’re looking to pick up one of the 100 pieces that Baume & Mercier created of this Capeland Worldtimer, you’ll need to bring $8,300 (a $400 premium over the standard model) to Tourneau, as they’re the only place selling this particular model.


While I personally prefer the darker palette exhibited by the Tourneau edition, you do have other options from Baume & Mercier, with the standard model and its cream dial (coming at $7,900), or a red gold model that gets more into an earth-tone style (and brings the price tag up to $19,900). Whatever model you choose though, you’ll have an impeccable timepiece ready to travel the world with you – or simply let your imagination travel the world in a daydream while you sit at your desk.

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Necessary Data
>Brand: Baume & Mercier
>Model: Capeland Worldtimer (for Tourneau)
>Price: $8,300
>Would reviewer personally wear it: Without a second thought – this watch hits many of the right spots for me.
>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Someone who needs (or simply wants) the capability to track another timezone, but wants to stay away from sport watch styling
>Worst characteristic of watch: Tracking all of the timezones may be considered overkill for some – and for those folks, the dial will appear to be overly busy
>Best characteristic of watch: Functionality is an obvious choice here, so I’m going to bring out a smaller detail that may be overlooked – the font used for the numerals on the dial. To my eye, these bring a bit of “old school” class to the piece, and helps to elevate it.

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