Hello, I've been lurking these forums, and recently acquired a Baume & Mercier and wanted to know the experts' thoughts on its originality and details. It's solid 18k gold with black snail dial, which I haven't seen for these models (series 3922)--is this original? Judging by the movement pic I don't think it's a redone Chronograph Suisse, but goolging for this watch style with the black dial comes up empty.
Also, compared to similar vintages this one has a red chrono hand, which seems unusual. Outer blue markings have much less wear/fade than the inner brown. Still, I love the style, and figured it's a nice poor-man's alternative to the Girard Perregaux 4945. Case diameter w/o crowns is around 37-38mm.
Attached a couple pics.