In March 2015, Baume & Mercier announced the launch of two unique limited-edition watches with Carroll Shelby International Corporation, perfectly adhering to the extraordinary essence of Mr. Shelby Cobra Cobra racing. After the successful release of the high-end timepiece series, Baume & Mercier announces the addition of a new work to the series: Kaplan SHELBY® COBRA’s only treasured Cobra chronograph watch will be auctioned on December 15th, 2015 at the Antigulum Auction House in New York. All donated to the Carol Shelby Foundation. Bidding will take place simultaneously on the web, phone and on-site.
‘We are very honored to cooperate with the Carol Shelby Foundation. This cooperation is because everyone has the same philosophy. Elegant lines, attention to and insistence on high quality and humanism are our common features.’ Baume & Mercier CEO Alain Zimmermann said.
‘Shelby and Baume & Mercier have an international reputation for quality, precision and craftsmanship.’ Carol Shelby authorizes the company’s CEO and co-CEO Neil Cummings of Carroll Shelby International Mr. said. ‘Our shared pursuit of the ultimate has made both companies legendary. We are honored to create a unique watch listed at the Shelby Automobile Museum, which is designed to inspire a new generation of cars around the world Lovers. ‘
Unique Treasure Kaplan Blue Shelby® Cobra 18K Red Gold Flyback Chronograph
In keeping with the two Baume & Mercier Sapphire Cobra SHELBY® Cobra watches released earlier, Baume & Mercier has designed a unique and precious timepiece inspired by the graphic logo of Shelby Cobra Cobra Extreme. This precious and unique chronograph is full of sportsmanship, perfectly embodying the skills and subtlety of Swiss watchmaking: the gray dial is decorated with blue and white Cobra cobra stripes, and the case diameter is 44mm. It is polished in 18K red gold Crafted with a black calfskin strap and top-of-the-line blue alligator crocodile leather lining, grey stitching and 18K red gold pin buckle. The back of the sapphire crystal is engraved with a personal signature of Carol Shelby and the words ‘Shelby Cobra 1965-2015, Unique Piece’. This flyback chronograph is equipped with Swiss-made La Joux-Perret self-winding mechanical movement, highlighting the extraordinary quality of Baume & Mercier watch. The watch box is also lined with black crocodile leather and blue alligator leather with grey stitching.
‘Antigollon is proud to be auctioning a Baume & Mercier unique Copland Shelby Cobra flyback chronograph in December in honor of Carol Shelby’s legendary Cobra Cobra Extreme.’ Officer Ms. Evan Zimmermann said. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Carol Shelby Foundation, which seeks to raise money for children with severe heart disease. It also provides scholarships and learning opportunities for young students across the United States.
Baume & Mercier will produce this precious collection of precious timepieces. The successful bidder will receive an exclusive VIP package worth $ 10,000. The package includes a visit to the Shelby World Headquarters in Las Vegas, a Cobra Cobra racing picture book signed by the legendary racer who has driven Cobra Extreme Racing, a Cobra Cobra racing experience once, two sets of custom racing suits, and a factory VIP visiting experience, a personal belonging of Carol Shelby and a group photo on the legendary Cobra CXS2000 extreme car.