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Baume & Mercier creates one-off racing timepiece

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Richemont brand Baume & Mercier is celebrating racing car driver, designer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby by creating a one-off timepiece.

It has partnered with racing car manufacturer Shelby American to create the watch, which is the second installment in its collaboration with the American carmaker.

The one-of-a-kind model that will be auctioned at Antiquorum in New York on 9 December is on behalf of the Carroll Shelby Foundation, which works to raise funds to assist the families of children with major heart ailments.

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This auction piece will be on display exclusively at Watches of Switzerland’s Canary Wharf store from 9-13 September.

The sporty one-off Capeland Shelby® Cobra chronograph is distinguished by an off-white dial with sky blue racing car stripes, superluminova accents on the dial and hands, a polished/satin-finished 18K red gold case, a finely grained black calfskin strap with round-scale blue alligator lining and gray stitching, and an 18K red gold pin buckle. The inscription “Shelby Cobra 1965-2015, Unique Piece” is engraved on the case back, framing a sapphire crystal bearing Carroll Shelby’s signature. The watch is fitted with a Swiss-made self-winding movement.

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