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Watch Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra
Another auto-hour project today is unlikely to surprise collectors and connoisseurs of prestigious mechanics. But even for those who are not at all interested in races, the edge of the ear heard the name Carroll Shelby and barely represents how his Cobra car looked, a new limited chronograph from Baume & Mercier will become the amazing discovery of this year.
In 1965, Carroll Shelby on the Cobra 427 car won at the FIA International Championship in the GT class among manufacturers. This event has entered the history of races as an example of an inflexible human spirit. After the health problems forced her Shelby, one of the best riders of the 1950s, to finish the sports career, he was engaged in the design of his own “dream car”, whose idea was shelled for several years. He himself designed the chassis and body for the 8-cylinder Ford Motor 427 cm 3 and a capacity of 500 liters. with. And he himself came up with the capacious name – Cobra. In 1965, the Shelby Cobra team ranked first on races in Diton, Sebringa, Le Mana, Monza, a total of 11 out of 20 races of the GT championship, returning an international racing trophy for the first time in 40 years.
Create a dream chronograph, worthy of such a progenitor, is not easy task. Therefore, Baume & Mercier designers made a bet on nontrivial solutions. For example, the dial is inspired not only with a SHELBY COBRA dashboard, but also a famous blue hood with two wide stripes. At the same time, the strips themselves are covered with luminescent composition and gently flicker in the dark.
The series is released in two versions: in steel with automatic chronograph caliber and in gold with a flyback chronograph. Mechanisms are made by order Baume & Mercier on LA JOUX-PERRET. The edition of the steel version is 1965 copies, and golden – 98 as a reminder of the personal starting room of Carroll Shelby, whose autograph decorates the back cover of all Capeland Shelby Cobra models.
Alan Zimmerman, CEO Baume & Mercier:
“This is a modern Capeland chronograph at the highest level of quality: in a reliable building, with an excellent mechanism, a supplemented tachimetra scale. And in order to give Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Retro’s respectability, we took the design of the 1948 single-button chronograph of 1948 from the exposition of the Museum of Mark. And, of course, the elements of the car that are placed very thoughtfully and discretely – as, for example, the Cobra emblem on the counterweight arrow. It seems that these watches are really hypnotized. ”
Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra
Case: 44 mm, height 14.9 mm, made of polished and matte steel, convex sapphire glass, sapphire window on the back cover with carroll shelby autograph, also on the rear lid engraving “Shelby® Cobra Edition, One Out of 1965”, WR 50 meters
Mechanism: Automatic LA JOUX-PERRET 8120, Balance Frequency 28,800 Pc / Hour, Stroke 4 hours Stock, the inertial sector is decorated with “Geneva Waves”
Functions: Clock, Minutes, Side Second, Chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour counters, Date
Dial: Blue with two wide vertical stripes, Arabic numbers, arrows and stripes are covered with a luminescent composition with a blue dye, on a second-hand arrow Cobra emblem
Strap: from the skin of an alligator with a red substrate from calf leather, stylized under rubber, triple safe bracelet fastener
Limit: 1965 copies
Price: 251 000 rub.
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