Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra

The 2017 edition of Baume and Mercier’s popular Shelby Cobra family revisits the watchmaker’s fascination with vintage motoring. It focuses this time on the legendary Shelby Cobra Daytona, a car designed and built in just 90 days that went on to set a new speed record at the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans. The designer of that iconic vehicle was
Peter Brock, and he joined forces with Baume & Mercier’s design director Alexandre Peraldi, reinterpreting the original sketches for the car to create a contemporary chronograph issued in just 196 pieces. Powered with a Swiss-made manufacture self-winding movement (La Joux-Perret 8147-2) with flyback chronograph function, a single button allows the wearer to move from one chronograph reading to another with a single button push. What makes this watch uniquely stylish is the two-colour dial, its split blue and silver echoing the livery of the original Daytona. A 44mm titanium case
frames Arabic numerals and a tachymeter scale that highlights the winning speed of ‘196mph’.

MOVEMENT
Manufacture automatic (La Joux-Perret 8147-2). Circular-grained fi nished decor on the bridges and plate, blued steel screws, open-worked oscillatingweight.
CASE
The 44mm diameter round case is forged in titanium and polished stainless steel; the watch comes complete with a card signed by Peter Brock, the legendary designer of the Daytona Coupe. Screwdown sapphire crystal case back.
STRAP
Blue “all roads” calfskin embossed with a carbonlike pattern; reverse turned edge rubberized black calfskin lining.

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