Following the success of the first Capeland Shelby® Cobra timepieces launched in 2015, Baume & Mercier expands its collection of limited-edition chronograph watch replica es replica inspired by the Shelby Cobra race cars. The newest models, introduced at SIHH 2016, are inspired by one of the most successful Cobras in history, built to conquer the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring race. Competing as number 15, this Cobra made Carroll Shelby’s dreams of glory.
A glance at the face will reveal a layout modelled after the Cobra’s historic dashboard, with asymmetrical chronograph counters. The deep black dial and the transparent twin horizontal racing stripes pay further homage to this special Cobra, as do hands that mirror the Cobra’s steering wheel. Completing the design is the Cobra logo itself, forged into the seconds hand of the chronograph as a symbol of the timeless pursuit of speed. Finally, the tachymeter function – highly useful in determining speeds during a race – encircles and highlights all of these attributes.