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Baume & Mercier Hosts an Exclusive European Shelby Racecar Gathering

Baume & Mercier Hosts an Exclusive European Shelby Racecar Gathering

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


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.