Baume et Mercier launches limited edition Capeland timepieces in honor of Carroll Shelby
August 7, 2015: Luxury watch manufacturer, Baume & Mercier, has launched the limited edition Capeland watches, to honor the automotive legend Carroll Shelby. 50 years ago, Mr Shelby achieved a victory that changed the course of international racing forever: the 1965 FIA International Championship of GT Manufacturers. Launched together with Carroll Shelby company, Baume and Mercier’s limited edition Capeland timepieces capture his most enduring triumph. Inspired by the vintage 1948 mono-push piece chronograph in the BEM museum, Capeland Shelby Cobra is distinguished by its retro accents, classic lines, chronograph and tachymeter functions, polished an satin finished case and specifically crafted hands featuring the Cobra logo.
Each timepiece in the Capeland Shelby Cobra collection has a generous case, available in polished and satin-finished stainless steel or 18K red gold, creating a signature frame for a face rich with detail and personality. Giving a homage to Cobra’s (Mr Shelby’s racing car) famous livery, the watch combines its classic Guardsman Blue racing color with transparent dual racing stripes as elegant as they are historic.
At the center of the design is the iconic Cobra logo, which is forged into the seconds hand to communicate a sense of constant motion, while both hours and minutes hands are created in the shape of the Cobra’s graceful steering wheel. Completing it is a sapphire crystal case back, engraved with the collection title and Carroll Shelby’s own signature. The heart of the Capeland Shelby Cobra collection is a chronograph powered by a Swiss-made self-winding movement. The strap is 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. All watches in the Capeland Shelby Cobra collection arrive in special packaging with an exclusive miniature of the 427 Cobra, in addition to a custom brochure and card. Owners of the 18K red gold flyback chronograph will also receive a book detailing the full history of the Cobra.