‘Don’t let anyone stand in the way of your dreams.’-Carol Shelby
If championship is the measure of success, tenacity is the core belief in winning. Legends can overcome time, have courage and passion, and dare to surpass themselves.
Since its creation in 1830, Baume & Mercier’s timepiece masterpieces have always carried the spirit of competition. Baume & Mercier watches embody the inherent spirit of excellence through elegant design, superior craftsmanship and extraordinary quality.
In 2015, Baume & Mercier and Carroll Shelby Inc. became partners, honoring and paying tribute to Carol Shelby’s tenacity. The new chronograph is inspired by one of the most prestigious Cobra racing cars: the CSX2128 is a 289 series open-top car built for the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1963. This No. 15 Cobra race car fulfilled Carol Shelby’s championship dream.
For gentlemen who see toughness and endurance as extraordinary qualities, the new watch collection is a classic of excellence.
Carol Shelby’s driver for the first Cobra team perfectly matched his image. Young and energetic, they have the perseverance and self-confidence that Shelby most admires. Shelby himself is a perfect example of these precious characters.
In the 12-hour Braun Endurance Race in 1963, Shelby handed the CSX2128 Cobra race to the famous team of three drivers, Dan Gurney, Lew Spencer and Dave MacDonald.
In 1964, a new generation of drivers emerged: Ken Miles and Allen Grant were the leaders.
At least eight legendary American drivers in history have driven the CSX2128 Cobra racing car to the limit and have built a deep emotion with this car. This is not just a story of the industry, but also the glorious history of Shelby’s passion and perseverance. This Cobra race car symbolizes the extraordinary power of a powerful team.
The success of the CSX2128 Cobra Racing is inseparable from the efforts of heroes.
Baume & Mercier presents the second Kaplan Shelby® Cobra watch, paying tribute to the sheer perseverance and extraordinary skills of the outstanding Shelby team.
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