I most certainly agree.
It's certainly a beautiful watch but the price is a little steep at 5k. There is a lot of competition at that price point and I'm not sure if Baume Mercier is boxing outside of its weight class there.
The MOA10005 is a slightly different watch:
The previously posted watch is the MOA10006, and can be had for around ~5k new.
If youre looking to spend 5k or under I would first take a look at Longines (Heritage, and the new Heritage 1942 are excellent values), then the Omega Speedmaster Profesional, and the new Zenith El Primero chronographs before making a decision.
EDIT: I confined my response to chronos because it seems you are most interested in that. if there are other types then let us know!
Newcomer: on the Longines