Baume & Mercier teamed up with the Carroll Shelby Company (yea, THE Shelby car company) to present these two limited edition Capeland timepieces inspired by the legendary Cobra 427 car. The Baume & Mercier design team did a nice job with the watches, with details like a pair of white racing stripes on the blue dial and a seconds hand with the Cobra logo. The line consists of two pieces: a 3-register chronograph in stainless steel and a 2-register flyback chronograph in 18-karat rose gold.
Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby 427 Cobra Chronographs
Limited edition 1,965 pieces red gold ($19,950)
Limited edition 1,965 pieces steel ($4,450)
44mm case, automatic mechanical caliber (La Joux Perret 8120 / Dubois-Depraz flyback), “Carroll Shelby” signature caseback
50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427 (pic: ShelbyAmerican.com)
Baume & Mercier Director of Design Alexandre Peraldi points out some more of the “Cobra-inspred” specifics for us:
Baume & Mercier is proud to pay tribute to the 427 Cobra in every detail of our Capeland Shelby Cobra chronographs. Their generous case is designed to mirror the flared style of the Cobra’s own aerodynamic body lines, while blue dials and transparent white stripes take their cue from the Cobra’s famous racing livery, every accent chosen to express an elegant power. It is the ultimate expression of performance, born from the DNA of Shelby’s most revered creation.
The watches come in special packaging with an exclusive miniature of the 427 Cobra. Limited to 1,965 pieces each.