Over the course of three days, attendees enjoyed a cultural experience on the coastline of San Luis Obispo County. Guests rode authentic Indian motorcycles and experienced a variety of races at the Santa Maria and Santa Margarita Raceways.
On this occasion, custom Baume & Mercier Clifton Club watches were awarded to race winners. Engraved on the case back of the Clifton Club Automatic model is a one-of-a-kind design commemorating each individual race – Super Hooligans, Vintage Class and Sprint Hero.
“We are thrilled to be a part of such a unique and cultural event,” said Alain Zimmermann, CEO of Baume & Mercier. “The partnership with Wheels & Waves is a fantastic way to celebrate Clifton Club and showcase our commitment to strengthening our presence in the sports segment, with a lighthearted approach.”
The movement featured here’s your durable Valjoux 7753 that offers a sufficient 48-hour electricity reserve. The 7753 is visible through the instance back through a different sapphire crystal and defeats at 28,800vph. This is the identical motion as was housed in the prior Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Limited Edition watches, and while the 7753 may not be the prettiest of motions, you aren’t always buying this watch to get your case-back. You’re buying this watch for its sporty design and racing heritage it is intended to honor.Each of the four Baume & Mercier Legendary Driver Capeland Shelby Cobra watches is restricted to a 15-piece streak and will be available only in North America in the Feldmar Watch Company in Los Angeles, CA, and Ca D’Oro in Las Vegas, NV, beginning in October 2016. Pricing is $4,850. If it comes to apparel watches, it seems that purists appear to favor a smaller (generally round) black dial with a straightforward two-hander movement. While I appreciate a fantastic dress watch, I’m more than prepared to detract from the “black tie” normal, since it is handy to mix up things now and again. For instance, I really favor a white dialup, and if you swap this case shape out to a compact rectangle, you’ve got what we’re taking a look at now — the Baume & Mercier Hampton.And a compact case it is, measuring in at 42.6mm x 29.2mm, using an instance thickness of 8.1mm. Nevertheless, that thickness measurement might be a bit misleading, because of one of those very unexpected (but pleasant) surprises using all the Baume & Mercier Hampton, it’s sapphire crystal. You could be thinking, well, what is so special about that? You may actually observe a massive portion of this curve due to how the situation sides scoop down out of it. Does this give you an opinion of the crystal, but it retains the faces of the watch from seeming to be overly thick.
Baume et Mercier will surely continue their connection with the addition of follow-up limited and special editions in the future together with sponsoring more bike events and alternative sports. The Clifton Club watch is a great value proposition piece that may be the double duty workhorse many people are looking for. A number of the races within this Wheels and Waves California occasion were “run what you brung,” so the only thing holding you back was you. No red tape, no real testimonials, just rushing at it’s purest, and that is where I feel the Clifton Club actually stands out. The watch is not screaming “look at me and of my pedigree and mechanical innovation and legacy and finest of this and,” it is only a good looking and working watch.One of the first things I heard on this trip was from Fred Martel, President of Baume et Mercier, during our automobile ride from airport. The conversation well summarized the occasion. Baume is not trying to be a specialist watchmaker or an competitive performance-driven brand that tries to conquer the competition, but a brand that embraces life and its own accomplishments all while enjoying the ride.Well built and made for the weekend warrior, costs for your Clifton Club start at $1,950 for the stainless steel model, up to $2,250 for the whistles and bells, rubber wrapped DLC version. The Burt Munro Tribute Limited Edition can be obtained for pre-sale using a cost of $3,750, limited to 1967 pieces.
This past August I had the pleasure of attending Wheels & Waves California (seems much like a theme park than a motorcycling occasion), which is a complementary mini-event to the original Wheels & Waves held in Biarritz, France. Originally a small double-digit gathering of family and friends who ride and socialize together, it’s become an annual migration of motorcyclists and surfers to the amounts surpassing 10,000 attendees, entirely open to the public. It is a sleepy little wild wild west, Cowboys and Indians-like shore town consisting of a skate park, two bars, three cafes, plus a well-known taco shop serving up tasty smoked albacore tacos. Unveiled in the event was the Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Indian Burt Munro limited edition watch.Indian Motorcycle, established in 1901, is the earliest American bike brand and Burt Munro contributed hugely to American motorcycling by assisting define its culture and mechanical invention along with establishing a land speed record in 1967 in an Indian Motorcycle. Baume and Indian both referenced the long time tradition and parallel of timepieces and motorsports; both embodying the DNA of engineering advancements and the pursuit of operation. Baume et Mercier told a catalytic narrative of observing Lee Munro race a modified Indian Scout in the Bonneville Salt Flats to commemorate his uncle’s historic record breaking run 50 years before, and how it solidified their wanting to associate together.
Baume et Mercier will definitely continue their connection with the addition of follow-up limited and specific variations in the future alongside sponsoring more motorcycle events and other sports. The Clifton Club watch is a fantastic value proposition piece that may be the dual duty workhorse many men and women are looking for. A number of the races over this Wheels and Waves California occasion were “run what you brung,” so the only thing holding back you was you. No red tape, no actual inspections, only rushing at it’s purest, and that is where I think the Clifton Club actually stands out. The opinion isn’t screaming “look at me and all of my pedigree and mechanical invention and legacy and finest of this and,” it’s only a great looking and functioning watch.One of the first things I heard on this trip was out of Fred Martel, President of Baume et Mercier, during our car ride from airport. The dialogue well summarized the occasion. Baume isn’t attempting to be a specialist watchmaker or an competitive performance-driven brand that strives to beat the contest, but a brand that embraces life and its own accomplishments all while appreciating the ride.Well built and created to get the weekend warrior, prices for the Clifton Club start at $1,950 for its stainless steel version, on up to $2,250 for the bells and whistles, rubber strapped DLC model. The Burt Munro Tribute Limited Edition is available for pre-sale using a price tag of $3,750, restricted to 1967 pieces.
The attendee list was controlled to 300 tastemakers, influencers, top-of-craft artisans, racers, and modifiers. The 3 day event would consist of long enjoyment rides, flat track racing, Sons of Anarchy-esque convoy expeditions, an unconventional drag race, along with a secret barn where us “outlaws” could hide and reminisce about the day’s tomfoolery.Vincent Prat along with Paul d’Orleans were the organizers of Wheels and Waves California and lots of the motorcycle sector’s trendsetters and influencers were in attendance that afternoon for example Jamie Robinson out of MotoGeo, Roland Sands from RSD, as well as Steve Caballero, a world renowned pro skater, simply to name a couple. Brands like Alpinestar along with a ton of all-star modification passengers were current as well, such as Deus ex Machina, Revival Cycles, Brat Style, and Suicide Machine Company, just to name a few.The occasion was tightly packed with all types of motorcycle “anti-racing.” Hurry day one was in the Santa Maria Raceway, where I would spend my sexy day running across the dirt trail, photographing and watching the Vintage and Super Hooligan horizontal track races. Drones over, the finish line banner dance in the dry 105 degree weather. One by one, bicycles would trickle onto the sticky hot tarmac. One hundred feet away, a decommissioned train on which seemed to be a railroad going to nowhere turned into a shady refuge from the heat lamp over. Still, more racers arrived, proudly piloting their custom creations, waiting for when the checkered flag could fall for them.
Clifton Club © Baume & Mercier
The spirit of Wheels & Waves embodies the true essence of the Clifton Club Collection: fair play, camaraderie, respect, friendship and designed for adventure. The Wheels & Waves sponsorship continues Baume & Mercier’s new connection to motorcycles’ universe recently announced with Indian Motorcycle Company.