Named after the compact and quick Shelby Cobra race car powered by a Ford V8, the Baume & Mercier (B&M) Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 was just introduced at SIHH 2016 earlier in the year. Now four limited edition variants have joined the line-up, each named after a racing champion who drove for Carroll Shelby, the American designer of the Shelby Cobra (which was made by British automaker AC Motors).
The four racing drivers immortalised on the watches are Dan Gurney, Allen Grant, Ken Miles and Dave MacDonald. Each watch is emblazoned with the racing number of each driver in the nine o’clock sub-dial: “15” for Gurney, “50” for Miles, “96” for Grant, and “97” for MacDonald.
Miles and MacDonald were both killed in racing accidents in the 1960s, leaving Grant and Gurney to attend the Shelby Only rally where the quartet of watches was launched last month.
All of the four share the same specs. A 44mm stainless steel case, either in its natural finish or with a black diamond-like carbon coating, with the automatic Valjoux 7753 inside.
Each Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 “Legendary Drivers Edition” is limited to 15 pieces. Price is the same for each: US$4850 in the United States or S$7200 in Singapore.
Update May 25, 2016: Price info added.Back to top.
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