As a follow up to the Capeland Shelby Cobra timepiece that was introduced last year, Baume & Mercier launched two new variations at SIHH this past January.

The new Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Editions are available in a choice of two different cases – each measuring 44 mm x 14.65 mm – crafted in either stainless steel with a steel bezel, or in ADLC treated stainless steel with a steel bezel. The latter is referred to as the “Competition.”

Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Competition

Visible through a sapphire caseback is a the Valjoux 7753 caliber with circular-grained bridges and mainplate and snailed black PVD oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” decoration. The 25 jewel automatic movement oscillates at 4Hz and has a 48-hour power reserve.

A sunburst satin-finish black dial with two horizontal stripes Arabic numerals is punctuated by rhodium-plated and yellow hands with luminous material that has a green emission.

Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963

The caseback is engraved with “Shelby® Cobra Edition” and “One out of 1963.” Water-resistance is 50 meters. The all steel version comes with a black alligator strap with yellow rubberized calfskin lining. And the “Competition” edition comes with a polished/satin-finished ADLC steel and vulcanized black rubber with a yellow loop. Both have a triple folding buckle in steel. Limited to 1963 pieces for each edition. (Ref. 10281 – steel/ADLC, 10282 – steel)

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