I like fine watches and fast cars. Both are elegant, powerful, and make a statement. Baume & Mercier has designed two limited edition watches that combine the class of a precision timepiece with the attitude of a race car.
Fifty years ago, automotive legend Carroll Shelby achieved a victory that would change the course of international racing forever and in doing so, Shelby would restore American racing prestige. To honor this unprecedented milestone, Baume & Mercier has created the new Capeland Shelby Cobra collection. This collection is a chronograph powered by a Swiss-made self-winding movement. It is distinguished by its retro accents, classic lines, chronograph and tachymeter functions, and specially crafted hands featuring the Cobra logo. The unique blue-colored dials are the famous Shelby Cobra Guardsman Blue racing color and have double racing stripes as a subtle accent. Finally, the special hours and minutes hands are designed in the shape of the Cobra steering wheel, and as a finishing touch, the back of the watch is engraved with the collection title and Carroll Shelby’s own signature.
The steel Capeland Shelby Cobra 44mm chronograph is limited to a quantity of just 1,965 pieces in recognition of the year in which Carroll Shelby won the championship. The 18k red gold model is limited to just 98 pieces, in tribute to Carroll Shelby’s own Cobra racing number. Each timepiece in the Capeland Shelby Cobra collection is designed to capture the spirit and power of Cobra.
The Capeland Shelby Cobra collection will launch in stores and online in June 2015. The steel chronograph will retail for $4,450 and the 18k red gold version for $19,950.