The Elegance of the Lines
One-of-a-kind Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Up For Auction At Antiquorum December 9, 2015.
n March 2015, Baume & Mercier announced its partnership with Carroll Shelby International Inc. to create two exclusive, limited edition watches born from the DNA of Shelby’s most revered creations. Following the success of this launch, Baume & Mercier announces a second installment in its collaboration: A one-of-a-kind Capeland Shelby Cobra timepiece that will be auctioned at Antiquorum in New York City on December 9, 2015, with all proceeds going to the Carroll Shelby Foundation.
«We are very proud to partner with the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Our agreement is nurtured by a similar philosophy. The elegance of the lines, the attention to high quality, and commitment to humanism are some of our common characteristics,» stated Alain Zimmermann, CEO of Baume & Mercier.
«Shelby and Baume & Mercier have earned an international reputation for quality, precision and craftsmanship,» said Neil Cummings, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. «Our shared pursuit of perfection has made both companies legendary. We’re honored that Baume & Mercier has created a one-of-a kind watch to benefit the Shelby Automotive Museum, which was designed to inspire a new generation of enthusiasts worldwide.»
The inscription «Shelby Cobra 1965-2015, Unique Piece» is engraved on the case back, framing a sapphire crystal bearing Carroll Shelby’s signature. In keeping with tradition and with the high-precision reputation of Baume & Mercier watches, this flyback chronograph is driven by a Swiss-made mechanical self-winding movement from the Manufacture La Joux-Perret. The exclusive presentation box will also house an additional black leather alligator strap with round-scale blue alligator lining and gray stitching.