Deal Replica Watches — Baume & Mercier celebrates the Cobra race cars and unveils four Capeland Shelby® Cobra 1963 chronographs.
Baume & Mercier spearheaded the event by hosting the first European Shelby Only gathering featuring authentic Shelby American cars at the Castellet racetrack, in southern France, in partnership with Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and Geneva-based atelier Burgol Racing.
What’s the idea? Invite Cobra collectors to come together for a day of racing on the racetrack to relive the high-spirited heyday of car racing and experience the adrenaline rush that Cobra drivers, the real pioneers of speed, must have felt. It is also a unique opportunity for them to spruce up their cars for the 2016 season.
A rare chance to meet legendary drivers like Allen Grant as well as Cobra collectors, and to talk with the Baume & Mercier team members who share the same love for racing and design.
Risk-taking, determination… racers in the 1960s rushed to the racetracks propelled by a genuine winning spirit. Carroll Shelby was one of them. Not only was he a famous driver as proven by his many victories, but he was also the visionary maker of the Cobra.
The new Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 chronographs were designed for people who know the value of endurance and taste for risk, a veritable watchmaker anthem to always doing better. They embody the Cobra’s character and force, a symbol cherished by Carroll Shelby stamped on the chronograph’s counterweight hand.
The hour and minute hands were also designed to look like a racing wheel. Whether it is the 44 mm case in polished satin-finished steel or the all-steel version with its black ADLC coating, the timepiece produces an intense impression of power. These two unique chronographs are available with a black alligator strap with a yellow rubberized calfskin lining or a black vulcanized rubber strap, both fastened by a triple folding buckle with safety catches. This second strap is made from the same material as the wheels of the race car.
“Legendary Drivers Edition”, four new Capeland Shelby® Cobra 1963 chronographs
As a tribute to the expert drivers who steered the Cobra CSX2128 to the racetrack podiums, Baume & Mercier is unveiling four new Capeland Shelby® Cobra 1963 chronographs at the Castellet Circuit event in the name of four legendary drivers: Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Dave MacDonald and Allen Grant.
Automatic timepieces with dials sporting racing lines and, at 9 o’clock, the racing number of these four heroes of the wheel. With cases in polished satin-finished steel or steel-ADLC and straps in vulcanized rubber or alligator, each of these four Capeland Shelby® Cobra 1963 Legendary Drivers Edition watches features a variation on black, white and yellow: the dial, tachymeter scale and straps are inspired by color combinations on the CSX2128’s bodywork.
These collector items will be released in a limited series of 15 in honor of the Cobra CSX2128’s first racing number and engraved with the name of each driver they represent.