One of my best conversations in the SIHH 2017 American car legend Peter Brooke. Pointing out the designer Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, Peter Brooke has worked with the great, sadly, Carol Shelby and Shelby Cobra racing series. In the early 1960s, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé CSX2299 first touring tournament not only defeated the larger, well-funded tournament team of Europeans, but also continued to set a land speed record similar to two dozen. 2017, Baume & Mercier continue their relationship with Shelby Shelby-themed watch collection and release of a new highlight is the Baume Gravity & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra – these are made up of three limited Edition model references M0A10344, M0A10343, M0A10342.
Peter Brooke is a real fascinating story and history about racing. I do not exaggerate, I can easily spend a whole day sitting in the Chamber of the Baume hydrometer & Mercier Booth to listen to him share information. I am not a racing historian so I will not try to repeat Bruck’s story myself, We chat with Mercier & Mercier & 2017 in my hands is the latest Baer to see, this is not just an update on the outgoing models of cosmetics.
Perhaps the most interesting part of Daytona’s story, Mr. Brooke told me why so soon. The secret is in the back of the design, it suddenly decreased and gradually decreased. Bruck apparently found the German engineering documents before World War II to discuss the design of many cars than the traditional fishtail style finish. This is a deep understanding of the wide use of wind tunnels or aerodynamics before. In his discovery of the document as well as the realization of the concept of adherence he learned in the Daytona Coupe design car really fascinating part of the story, in my opinion.
Baume Hydrometer & Mercier There are now two types of Shelby Cobra watches. the new-for-2017 Baume hydrometer and Messier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra – has a brand new use case design There are two options to set the movement in each limited edition. In 2017, Baume & Mercier actually injected into the larger Clifton watch collection. There are two new sports watch models called the Clifton Club. The model simply called “Clifton Club” is a dive-style watch, while the Clifton Club Shelby Cobra 10344 is a drive-style racing watch. In fact, there are two limited editions of the Clifton Club Shelby Cobra model. One is a limited and expensive 10344 (blue and white dial imitation signature car), there are 10343 (blue dial) and 10342 (silver / white) at a lower price.
Pete Bullock and the Baume Gravity & Mercier designer Alexander Peraldi are said to work together with the clever lines of the more modern driving style of the watch compared to the slightly retro feel of the Capeland model. Of course, is inspiring and good-looking, but it is important to figure out the case of the watch is completely different.
Baume hydrometer and Messier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra 44 mm wide, 15.3 mm thick steel and titanium or steel. Less finite models are just a case of steel. Design and quality is great, but it is not cheap, especially the 10344 version. The Baume Hydrometer Dark Elements & Mercier Clifton Club The Shelby Cobra 10344 Titanium, presented in the sandblasting finishes side detail aims to evoke the engine as well as the pedal. The polished steel and bezel are the promoters. The overall situation is even with its elegant style elegant refined tips in order to show their famous Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé. It’s not easy, it’s a testament to Mr. Peraldi’s design wisdom. I say this because a lot of times when the watch tries to openly indicate a car or other machine, the results look very skilled.
In the Baume Hydrometer & Mercier Booth SIHH 2017, they had a copy of the original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé, built in the 1990s. I was told that it was meant to replicate the original in almost every way, including performance. There are only three such cars in the world. You will notice one thing that the car is “split” blue and silver / white paint. The Split Color is mimicked by this special Baume Hydrometer & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra 10344 Limited Edition model. “Duplex” is not for everyone, but I found it cool, feeling as if adding a welcome bold personality and personality to watch it proud but do not plan on everyone’s wrist. Versions of the Baume Hydrometer & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra are more traditional dials in the all-steel watch, and you can choose between mostly blue or silver / white dials.
The dialing details include those from the previous combination Shelby Cobra watches in a larger Clifton collection (such as Arabic numerals hour markers). A red “196-mile” line-of-sight device was built to recall Daytona’s speed record. In the latter case, there is a sapphire crystal display caseback window. You can see that the thick automatic rotor does not allow too much view into the sport, but the purpose is to show an element of the car – this time around the wheel.
The Baume Meters & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra 10344 Switzerland La Joux-Perret Caliber 8147-2 Automatic Chronograph Movement. Operating 4 hertz, 42 hours of athletic power reserve. The movement is provided with a time and 30 minutes chronograph along with a date indication window. Not all collectors will appreciate the existence of the date window (the diagonal between 4 and 5), but it will not bother me. Although I prefer to employ a matching blue plate to match the color of the metallic blue dial. The limited Boomerometer & Mercier Shelby Cobra 10343 and 10342 models all-steel case contains the basic Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronometer movement and similar “wheel-style” automatic rotor. All models are waterproof in case of 50 meters.
Do not know the basic information of Peter Brooke and Shelby Cobra Daytona car, Clifton Club Shelby Cobra 10344 look good, but it will be a shame on the watch do not know why it exists in the larger story. It will also be relatively limited, and this reference to the 10344 steel and titanium version produced 196 pieces. Another Baume Gravity & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra 10343 and 10342 and 7750 sports watches are limited to 1964 pieces. Each piece is a carbon fiber-style embossed calf belt, and a small 1:43 scale model of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé. Price Reference M0A10344 Clifton Club Shelby Cobra $ 7950 while the M0A10343 and M0A10342 watches are priced at $ 4,450. Availability was built in April 2017, but according to the brand, all 196 limited edition gold coins have been said by the retailer.