I really wanted to wear this opinion after seeing it since it would have perfectly looked the part in my wrist, driving the sunset-lit California coast’s HWY 101. “Regrettably,” the very best I could do was the Limited Edition Clifton Club Shelby Cobra 1964. Surprisingly, the larger watch felt better in my yummy wrists and the grip was quite comfy, which got me excited about the Burt Munro Tribute piece as it’d feel much more or less the same. Despite its slightly larger lug size, grip, and pushers, it was comparatively simple to slip beneath my riding gloves when gearing up, which makes me believe the Tribute bit could make it in the daily watch rotation. Again, I hear the chatter of watch enthusiasts… “a limited edition mechanical watch in the daily rotation?” Talking of limited editions, this whole weekend has been filled with vintage, rare, and custom motorcycles, that were constructed in home garages, custom paths, and collectors’ warehouses. One of the numerous names repeated over the duration of the event could be RSD, Roland Sands Designs. Roland Sands is motorcycling’s equal to George Bamford in the watch world, except more badass and winning an AMA national tournament. This bike construct would be something equal to carrying a Rolex 116610 Submariner Case and squeezing in the newer Calibre 3255, slapping a few DLC on the instance, screwing in an exhibition caseback, coating the hands in yellow gold, and yanking off the dial an Air-King, finished off by stringing it onto a hand stitched, custom perforated, humanely treated, organically tanned young calfskin strap.
Baume & Mercier introduces a new chronograph inspired by the legendary “Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé”, probably the most iconic car in American motorsports. In celebration of its legacy, Peter Brock personally joined with Baume & Mercier’s Design Director Alexandre Peraldi to create a collection that sets a new standard in style and presence. The chronograph is limited to 196 pieces.