Baume & Mercier and the Carroll Shelby Company have honoured Carroll's legend with the release of the Shelby Cobra Limited Edition.
The Capeland Shelby Cobra is defined by its retro accents, classic lines, chronograph and tachymeter functions, polished and satin finished case and specifically crafted hands featuring the Cobra logo. Inspired by the vintage 1948 mono-push-piece chronograph that is situated in the Baume & Mercier museum, this watch has a hint of elegance but packs a punch.
“Building your own sports car is a dream for any racer, and that’s certainly what the Cobra has been for me.”- Carroll Shelby
Powering this piece of history, is a Swiss-made self-winding movement. The 44mm diameter case has been forged out of polished and satin-finished stainless steel whilst the dial, with chronograph counters inspired by the Cobra's iconic dashboard, is finished in Shelby's "Guardsman Blue" racing colour with "Superluminova" blue emission to provide soft evening glow.
Complete with the "Shelby double racing stripes" as a subtle accent to the dial, the Capeland Shelby Cobra also has special hours and minutes hands designed in the shape of the Cobra steering wheel and the infamous Cobra logo placed atop the second hand. The strap is just as elegant, created in premium black alligator with red calfskin rubber-like lining, grey stitching and triple-folding clasp with security push-pieces.
To mark this Capeland timepiece as a true original, the sapphire crystal back is engraved with the collection title, and Carroll Shelby’s personal signature.
If you would like to register your interest about this timepiece, please contact your local Watches of Switzerland Boutique on 1300 808 135.