On August 15th 2017, Mr Porter launched eleven timepieces from the Clifton Collection. Standout models include the newly released Clifton Club models, such as the Clifton GMT and the Clifton Club Shelby Cobra Saytona Coupe.
The movement featured here is your durable Valjoux 7753 that delivers a sufficient 48-hour electricity reserve. The 7753 is observable through the instance back via a different sapphire crystal and defeats at 28,800vph. This is the identical motion as was housed in the previous Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Limited Edition watches, and while the 7753 may not be the prettiest of movements, you are not necessarily buying this watch to get the case-back. You’re buying this watch for its sporty design and racing heritage it’s intended to honor.Each of those four Baume & Mercier Legendary Driver Capeland Shelby Cobra watches is limited to a 15-piece streak and will be available exclusively in North America in the Feldmar Watch Company in Los Angeles, CA, and Ca D’Oro at Las Vegas, NV, beginning in October 2016. When it comes to apparel watches, it seems that purists seem to prefer a smaller (generally round) black dial using a simple two-hander movement. While I appreciate a fantastic dress watch, I’m more than prepared to detract from the “black tie” standard, since it is handy to mix things up today and again. For example, I really prefer a white dial, and if you swap that case shape out to a compact rectangle, you’ve got what we’re looking at now — the Baume & Mercier Hampton.And a compact case it’s, measuring in at 42.6mm x 29.2mm, using a case thickness of 8.1mm. Nevertheless, that depth measurement might be a bit misleading, because of among the very unexpected (but pleasant) surprises with the Baume & Mercier Hampton, it’s sapphire crystal. You might be thinking, well, what’s so special about that? You can really observe a large portion of the curve because of how the case sides scoop down out of it. Does this provide you with a view of the crystal, but it retains the sides of the watch out of appearing to be too thick.
A limited edition of the Flyback Chronograph, of which only 196 pieces have been produced, will be launched as well as two timepieces from the Classima Collection featuring both Classima Automatic and Quartz novelties.
(…)Mr. Porter shares the same values as our Maison in proposing iconic design and contemporary aesthetic, never compromising on the highest quality. With the Classima and Clifton collections, including our iconic Clifton Club Cobra, inspired by the original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, and the Clifton Club models, built for adventure, we offer timepieces which will please all gentlemen, whether seeking a bold and sporty watch or an elegant yet athletic line, says Alain Zimmerman, CEO, Baume & Mercier.
On August 17th, there will be a dedicated feature on Baume & Mercier’s iconic Clifton Club Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe in the MR PORTER Journal.
Prices range from €990 to €7450