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’.
Manufacture automatic (La Joux-Perret 8147-2). Circular-grained fi nished decor on the bridges and plate, blued steel screws, open-worked oscillatingweight.
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.
Blue “all roads” calfskin embossed with a carbonlike pattern; reverse turned edge rubberized black calfskin lining.