Fans and professionals will remember this date, 1964, year in which the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe set the speed record of 196 mph (or 315km / h) on the circuit of Le Mans. Fifty-three years later Baume et Mercier pays tribute to the myth of the four wheels with this timepiece, which has grit and class to sell, in a limited and numbered edition of 196 pieces, destined to become a collection.

Powered by the in-house Swiss-made movement (La Joux-Perret 8147-2) with chrono functionflybacks, speedometer, day functions and date at 4 o'clock, the Clifton Club 10344 Shelby Cobra is equipped with a dial half blue, half silver with satin finish and red hands with logo Cobra, created by Peter Brock for the brand Shelby, positioned in the center of the second hand, testifying to the exclusivity of this model.

Particularly apt the comfortable and ergonomic strap in blue calfskin "all-roads"Charcoal effect in full" automotive "style with red finishes, which reflect the details of the dial, increasing its character and spirit sports.

The 44 mm diameter case is made of titanium and stainless steel, highly resistant and light materials, on which the details of the emblem are hidden Cobra making tribute to the engine Cobra289, while on the caseback you can admire the spokes of the wheels of the Daytona Coupe together with the engraving of the name of the collection and the serial equivalent that certifies the limited edition.

Last detail, but certainly not least, the box that includes the exclusive model of Shelby Cobra and the special brochure which encompasses the whole Story of the Daytona Coupé.

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