Baume & Mercier celebrates the Shelby Cobra with a limited timepiece

Baume & Mercier has followed the philosophy of perfection for 187 years. Each timepiece we create is a handcrafted study of how design can deepen craftsmanship and quality. A masterwork to be cherished and a statement of pride for those forged in the same restless spirit of exploration, passion and confidence. As the next evolution of the partnership with the Carroll Shelby Company initiated in 2015, we are thrilled to extend our exclusive Shelby Cobra® collection with a focus on its most enduring design achievement. Our inspiration is the legendary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, the most iconic car in American motorsports.

In celebration of its legacy, Peter Brock personally joined with Baume & Mercier’s Design Director Alexandre Peraldi to create a collection that sets a new standard in style and presence. The result is the Clifton Club Shelby Cobra Limited Editions, pinnacle chronographs launched for the first time within the Clifton collection. Every sweeping line and detail present on the iconic Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe has been interpreted in stunning form.

The Clifton Club Shelby® Cobra CSX2299 arrives in elegant black and silver packaging

Powered with a Swiss-made manufacture self-winding movement (La Joux-Perret 8147-2) with flyback chronograph function, the watch allows the wearer to move from one chronograph reading to another in a single button push. This 44mm diameter case is forged in titanium and polished stainless steel, a highly resistant and light material. Central to its persona is a dial inspired by Peter Brock himself, mirroring the half blue/half silver-colored Shelby livery chosen for the Daytona’s tail marking it as a true original. Framing the bi-color dial are modern Arabic numerals, while the snailed horizontal chronograph counters are offset by tachymeters scale that highlights the speed record of “196mph”.

Between the hands illuminated with Superluminova C1 blue emission is a vivid red chronograph second hand that features the iconic Cobra logo created by Peter Brock to mark the Shelby brand. Trace your fingers along the edges, and precise details make themselves known. The first is an exact replica of the foot pedals, placed on either side of the crown to control chronograph functions. On the other side, the Cobra insignia is forged into the case band in tribute to the powerful Cobra 289 engine. Complementing the vivid design is a blue “automotive carbon-like” calfskin strap with black rubberized soft-touch calfskin lining and red stitching. While on the back, the Daytona Coupe’s iconic wheels are represented in exact glory, framed by an engraving of the collection title and proof of limited edition status.

The Clifton Club Shelby® Cobra CSX2299 arrives to its owner in elegant black and silver packaging, and includes an exclusive 1:43 scale model prized by collectors of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe with an original card signed by Peter Brock himself. A custom brochure that presents the history of the Daytona Coupe is also provided as an ex pression of our gratitude.

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In celebration of its legacy, Peter Brock personally joined with Baume & Mercier’s Design Director Alexandre Peraldi to create a collection that sets a new standard in style and presence.