Last year the collaboration of Baume et Mercier with Shelby Cobra produced some very successful models. This year a special Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 limited edition is launched to expend this successful range.
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.
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, as well as 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. All these elements combine to make the new Capeland Shelby® Cobra a unique watch.
But performance is nothing without a strong presence. Whether it is the 44 mm case in polished and satin-finished steel or the all-steel version with its ultra-resistant black ADLC coating, the timepiece produces an intense impression of power.
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. Finally, the tachymeter function – highly useful in determining speeds during a race – encircles and highlights all of these attributes. The final touch of green light emission Superluminova combined with anti-glare technology on the dial ensures perfect clarity.
These unique chronographs are available with a black alligator strap with a rubberized yellow lining or with a black vulcanized rubber strap, both fastened by a triple folding buckle with safety catches. This second strap is made from the same material as the wheels of the race car.
Each chronograph in the Capeland Shelby® Cobra collection embodies the sheer power and legendary performance of the Cobra.
Mechanical self-winding movement (Valjoux 7753)
Circular-grained bridges and plate
Snailed black PVD oscillating weight with “Côtes de
Power reserve 48 hours
Functions Chronograph / Tachymeter / Date
Diameter : 44 mm
Thickness : 14,65 mm
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-glare
treatment on one side
Sapphire case back with 6 screws
Engraving : “Shelby® Cobra Edition” “One out of 1963”
N° “15” transfer on the sapphire case back
Water-Resistance 5 ATM (approx. 50 m)
Sunburst satin-finish black dial with two horizontal stripes
Rhodium-plated and yellow hands with Superluminova
(C1, green light emission)
Black alligator strap with yellow rubberized calfskin lining
Buckle Triple folding buckle with safety catches