Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Replica Watches

The best conversation I had at SIHH 2017 was with American car legend Peter Brock. Noted as the designer of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, Peter Brock worked with the great (and sadly, late) Carroll Shelby and the Shelby Cobra race car collection. In the early 1960s, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2299 debuted on the race circuit to not only beat out the Europeans who had larger, better-funded race teams - but also went on to set something like two dozen land speed records. For 2017, Baume & Mercier continues their relationship with Shelby and releases a new collection of Shelby-themed replica watches with the highlight being the Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra replica - these consist of three limited-edition models which are the reference M0A10344, M0A10343, and M0A10342.

Peter Brock was a veritable well of incredibly fascinating stories and history about car racing. I am not exaggerating that I could easily spend the entire day sitting in that back room of the Baume & Mercier men's replica booth listening to him share information. I'm no car racing historian so I won't attempt to retell Brock's stories myself, but you can read more about Pete Brock on Wikipedia here. In my hand while we chatted was Baume & Mercier's latest Shelby replica watch for 2017, which is more than just a cosmetic update of the outgoing models.