Published on August 12th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Limited Edition
A partner of Carroll Shelby Inc. since 2015, Baume & Mercier is proud to honor the Shelby spirit of endurance with a new series of limited edition chronographs inspired by one of the most successful Cobras in history : CSX2128, the 289 Roadster built to conquer the grueling 1963 12 Hours of Sebring race. Competing as number 15, this Cobra made Carroll Shelby’s dreams of glory a reality. For those who prize the triumph of endurance, this new series of timepieces is above any other. This limited edition was introduced in January 2016.
It comes in two versions, each a chronograph with a 44-mm-diameter case. One is in stainless steel with satin-brushed and polished finishing, attached to a black alligator strap with white contrast stitching and yellow, rubberized calfskin lining; the other “Competition” edition (below) has black ADLC coating on the steel case and comes on a strap made of black, vulcanized rubber, the same material used in the wheels of a Cobra race car. More on the watches, and the historical Shelby Cobra car that inspired them.
The Capeland Shelby® Cobra collection will speak to the chosen few with the stamina to make their dreams a reality. It represents the absolute best of Shelby confidence and endurance, married to the pure design and unrivaled precision that has made Baume & Mercier sought after for over a century.