Baume & Mercier recently hosted the first European Shelby only gathering, featuring authentic Shelby American cars at the famous Castellet racetrack in Southern France.

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Cobra collectors from all over the world came together to relive the high-spirited heyday of car racing and attempt to experience something akin to the original adrenaline rush of the first Cobra drivers.

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As a tribute to the expert drivers who steered the CSX2128 to the racetrack podiums, Baume & Mercier unveiled four new Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 chronographs at the Castellet Circuit event in the name of four legendary drivers: Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Dave Mac Donald and Allen Grant.

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Automatic timepieces with dials sporting racing lines and, at 9 o’clock, the racing number of these four heroes (Dan Gurney #15, Ken Miles #50, Dave MacDonald #97, Allen Grant #96).

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With cases in polished satin–finished steel or steel-ADLC and straps in vulcanized rubber or alligator, each of these four Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Legendary Drivers Edition watches features a variation on black, white and yellow: the dial, tachymeter scale and straps are inspired by color combinations on the CSX2128’s bodywork.

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These collector items will be released — in October 2016 — in a limited series of 15 in honor of the Cobra CSX2128’s first racing number and engraved with the name of each driver they represent.

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