Time for a Drivev Baume et Mercier- Shelby

From mo­tor sport events to in­spi­ra­tions for watches, lists some in­ter­est­ing watch and car as­so­ci­a­tions

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2016 was the fifth time when A. Lange & Söhne took part in Con­corso d’Ele­ganza, a pa­rade of au­to­mo­tive works of art on Lake Como. Held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with BMW, which cel­e­brates 100 years this year, the rally is be­lieved to be one of the largest and most exclusive vin­tage ral­lies in the world. Hav­ing spon­sored the com­pe­ti­tion since 2012, the Ger­man watch man­u­fac­tur­ers have dfghjh­das­dsabeen mak­ing spe­cial watches for the event ev­ery year since then. Con­ceived ex­plic­itly for the event, this year’s spe­cial ‘ Como Edi­tion’ model of the Lange 1 Time Zone, which was pre­sented to the win­ner in the ‘ Best of show’ cat­e­gory, comes with a han­den­graved case­back in white gold. The in­scrip­tion ‘ Con­corso D’Ele­ganza Villa D’Este’ frames the coat of arms of the event and the two cal­en­dar years, trac­ing the arc from the first Con­corso d’Ele­ganza Villa d’Este in 1929 to the present. A part­ner of Car­roll Shelby Inc. since 2015, Baume et Mercier hon­ours Shelby’s spirit of en­durance with a se­ries of lim­ited- edi­tion chrono­graphs, in­spired by one of the most suc­cess­ful Co­bras in his­tory— CSX2128, the 289 Road­ster. Baume et Mercier de­signed the sec­ond edi­tion of the Capeland Shelby Co­bra to hon­our the en­durance and skill of its heroic driv­ers. Its case­back is en­graved with the col­lec­tion’s name and words ‘ one out of 1963’ refer­ing to the num­ber of lim­ited- edi­tion pieces and the year of Co­bra’s first vic­tory at the Amer­i­can cham­pi­onship. As a fi­nal trib­ute, the sap­phire crys­tal fea­tures the CSX2128’ s fa­mous N° 15 race num­ber. With a face mod­elled af­ter the Co­bra’s dash­board, its deep black dial and trans­par­ent twin hor­i­zon­tal rac­ing stripes pay fur­ther homage to the car, while its hands mir­ror the Co­bra’s steer­ing wheel.

Bid­ding guests farewell with sweets, sou­venirs and good wishes

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