Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby® Cobra 1963 Special Page
“Never let them take away your desire to accomplish something.” - Carroll Shelby
If success is the measure of a champion, endurance is its heart and soul. The legends that live forever do so because they embody the courage, passion and vision to always push forward. Since our founding in 1830, every Baume & Mercier timepiece has been forged from that spirit of competition and strength. From integrity of design to handcrafted quality and renowned precision, a Baume & Mercier watch is chosen by its owner because it represents the pursuit of excellence itself.
An Interesting History and a Powerful Engine on the Wrist
Strapped on the wrist, the Capeland Shelby® Cobra 1963 by Baume & Mercier does not fail to impress. We have worn and tested it.
Some watches have the ability to tell stories. They are often special editions celebrating an event or a partnership. The Capeland Shelby® Cobra 1963 chronograph by Baume & Mercier is undoubtedly one such example. Having said that, it must be acknowledged that there are two types of watches than can claim to have a history – those that can be understood, that is, those with a particular meaning, and those that seem to come from nowhere (to simply benefit from a name of good repute).
Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby® Cobra 1963: A Living Legend
Baume & Mercier’s Capeland chronograph and remarkable Shelby® Cobra team up to offer mind-blowing performances and prove that it was only natural that they ended up doing a few laps together on a circuit.
Baume & Mercier (founded in 1830) recently organized the first European Shelby Only gathering at the amazing Castellet circuit in southern France. On the occasion, CEO Alain Zimmerman made the following announcement: "The first generation of the Capeland Shelby® Cobra chronograph introduced last year was a huge success and got us thinking. Well aware of the outstanding potential of this product, we have decided to add a new reference named the Shelby® Cobra 1963 to the collection".
Exclusive Interviews by Watchonista
One of Shelby American’s original employees and team driver on the 1965 World Championship team, Allen Grant was a lifelong friend and confidant of the legendary Carroll Shelby.
Alain Zimmermann is the Chief Executive Officer of Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Baume & Mercier. His experience in the luxury industry spans over 20 years, having previously held positions.