Baume & Mercier’s Clifton Club Shelby Cobra CSX2299 is the watch makers ‘s homage to the 1964 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe.
The Clifton Club Shelby Cobra CSX2299 Flyback (named after the chassis of the same number), was the second Coupe built and it clocked over 196 miles per hour (315 km/hr) at Le Mans in 1964, taking first place in the GT III Class. Powered by a Swiss-made manufacture self-winding movement (La Joux-Perret 8147-2) with the flyback chronograph function. The pushers, placed on each side of the crown to control chronograph functions, are designed like Daytona Coupe’s foot pedals. The automatic movement is mounted on 27 rubies, and it operates at a frequency of 28800 vibrations per hour, promising around 42 hours of power reserve. Watchbazar loves the the Daytona Coupe’s magnesium alloy wheel design is perfectly replicated on the oscillating weight visible through the sapphire crystal window.
The watch is presented in a special black and silver box, together with a collectible 1:43 scale model of the original car, a card signed by Brock, and a custom brochure describing the history of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. Limited to only 196 pieces for $7,950 each.