The Baume & Mercier Clifton Club, Burt Munro Tribute Limited Edition
Earlier this year, Baume & Mercier announced its partnership with Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company. In this unique collaboration, the two brands captured the iconic spirit and translated it into an intricate timepiece: The Clifton Club Burt Munro Tribute Limited Edition. This 1967-piece chronograph model honors the motorcycle racing legend and kickstarts this lifestyle partnership.
With this limited edition timepiece, Baume & Mercier celebrates an icon, a hero of speed, while at the same time christening the new partnership with the Indian Motorcycle Company - a collaboration in the same vein as the very successful Shelby Cobra. This limited edition automatic chronograph features a number of special details designed to commemorate the extraordinary achievement of Burt Munro. Immediately apparent is the large, yellow number 35, Munro’s lucky number, in the chronograph seconds counter.
Next, the “Indian Red” color of the calfskin strap evokes the deep vermillion color that is identified with the Indian Motorcycle Company, and the color of the Munro Special. The dial itself is silver-colored with sandblasted and snailed finishes, meant to mimic the surface of the Bonneville Salt Flats, where the record was set. The counterbalance of the chronograph seconds hand is the immediately recognizable Indian “I.”
The 44mm stainless steel case has a tachymeter scale on the bezel, with the record, 184 mph, highlighted on it. On the back, the famous Indian Headdress logo of the Indian Motorcycle Company is engraved, as well as the number of the limited edition.
The Clifton Club Burt Munro Tribute is limited to 1967 pieces, recalling the year that Munro set his iconic record.
This exclusive timepiece is unveiled for the very first time at EICMA, the world’s most important motorcycle show held in Milan Italy, from 7 to 12 November, 2017.
CLIFTON CLUB M0A10404 – BURT MUNRO TRIBUTE
Collection: Clifton Club – Indian Motorcycle limited edition
Movement: Automatic (Valjoux 7750); Jewels: 25;Power reserve: 48 hours; Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 vph)
Functions: H/M/S, Chronograph, Tachymeter, Date
Case: Round; Diameter: 44 mm; Polished stainless steel case;Free crown;Fixed bezel in polished steel-adlc with tachymeter scale engraved (184 mph highlighted to recall the land speed record achieve); Flat antiglare (1 face) scratch-resistant sapphire crystal; Screw-down full case back with Indian Motorcycle logo; Engraving: « Limited Edition, one out of 1967 »
Dial: Sandblasted and snailed silver-colored, second’s counter in yellow color with 35 Munro stamped; Black rhodium-plated riveted indexes and H/M hands with Superluminova C1, green emission; Red chronograph’s seconds hands with Indian Motorcycle logo; Riveted flange with red side
Strap: Red calfskin strap with black stitching; Additional black calfskin strap with cream stitching
Buckle: Pin buckle
Water-resistance: 15 ATM (approx. 50m)