Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph, The Cobra Special


Published on October 23rd, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph, The Cobra Special


SHELBY COBRA 1963 SPIRIT OF COMPETITION – in commemoration of the black COBRA CSX2128, a 289 Roadster built to conquer the grueling 1963 “12 HOURS OF SEBRING” race, competing as number 15.

This new series of chronographs was inspired by one of the most famed Cobras in history: CSX2128 the 289 Roadster, built to conquer the grueling 1963 12 Hours of Sebring race. Competing as N° 15, this Cobra made Carroll Shelby’s dreams of glory a reality.
Celebrating moments has been Baume & Mercier’s mantra since its founding in 1830. A Baume & Mercier watch is often chosen or received to mark life’s special moments, so this partnership is a perfect match.
Inspired by the Cobra’s performance, the Swiss-made self-winding movement combines quality and flawless accuracy with the highest standards. The case back is engraved with the name of the collection, Capeland Shelby® Cobra, as well the words, “one out of 1963” in reference to the number of limited-edition pieces and the year which saw the Cobra’s first victory at the American championship. As a final tribute, the sapphire crystal features the CSX2128’s famous N° 15 race number.
A glance at the face will reveal a layout modeled after the Cobra’s historic dashboard, with asymmetrical chronograph counters. The deep black dial and the transparent twin horizontal racing stripes pay further homage to this special Cobra, as do hands that mirror the Cobra’s steering wheel. Completing the design is the Cobra logo itself, forged into the seconds hand of the chronograph as a symbol of the timeless pursuit of speed.
All of these elements combine to make the new Capeland Shelby® Cobra a unique watch with an inspiring story.

Delivered in a commemorative box with a model of the Cobra CSX2128.

Stainless steel case.

Case & lugs with a fine satin/brushed finish.

Polished finished bezel, buttons & crown.

Black dial with discreet silvery double racing stripes running along the bottom of the dial.

Polished steel hands, hours & minute hands with luminous fill.

Dial markings:

Printed white Arabic numeral hour makers.

Printed white minute/seconds indicators, with luminous hour markings.

Printed Tachymeter scale with white indication & yellow Arabic Numerals on the outermost edge of the dial.

Chronograph/Stop-watch functions:

Silver chronograph related sub-dials with yellow hands & a touch of green, inspired by the Cobra’s dashboard.

Large yellow-tipped central seconds hand counter with the COBRA logo as a counterweight.

30 minute sub-dial counter located at the 3 o’clock position.

12 hour counter located at the 6 o’clock position

Small runnings seconds sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position.

Date window located between the 4 & 5 o’clock position. Date is corrected by means of a recessed button on the case edge at the 10 o’clock position.

Crystal on the case-back features the CSX2128’s legendary “15” racing number.

calibre: BM148120, contains 25 jewels & has an approximate power reserve of 48 hours.

Selling Price is USD4,450.00, contact for a special price.

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