Baume et Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Watch Review

Baume et Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Watch Review

As the brand rightly suggests, “Within us all lies a hero” and they have epitomised this statement within their Baume et Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra watch collection. Each timepiece is an exclusive tribute to Carroll Shelby, an American hero, automotive designer and racing driver best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra car.

Baume et Mercier have done a fantastic job in creating a timepiece that truly accentuates the power and excitement of the Cobra CSX2128 289 Roadster car and the man who became famed for driving it. For those of you who are not as familiar with Carroll Shelby and his adventures on the racecourse, he was behind the wheel of the Cobra in 1963 for the 12 Hours of Sebring race where he solidified his dreams of glory.

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The Baume et Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra watch collection embodies the brave, youthful and triumphant qualities of its muse becoming itself a champion of the watch industry.  Just by glancing at the dial you can quickly see the similarities between the watches design and the dashboard of the historic Cobra car. The striking black dial is decorated with transparent horizontal racing stripes and set with silver and yellow coloured steering wheel inspired hands, with the Cobra logo itself engraved onto the seconds hand. Even the strap pays homage to the legend by featuring black alligator leather and a sporty yellow calfskin lining or a classic rubber strap made from the same material as the wheels of the race car.

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Specifications:

  • Functions: Tachymeter, Chronograph, Date
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Power Reserve: 48 hour
  • Rubies: 25
  • Case Size: 44mm
  • Case Material: Polished Satin Finished Stainless Steel
  • Case Back: Sapphire Crystal
  • Water Resistance: 50 metres
  • Dial Colour: Black
  • Strap: Black Leather or Rubber

Each Baume et Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra watch is limited to only 1963 pieces so I would recommend placing your order as soon as possible.

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