BAUME & MERCIER - THE CLIFTON CLUB BURT MUNRO TRIBUTE
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.
The Clifton Club , Burt Munro Tribute Limited Edition
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 numb er 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 Head dress 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.
“We are proud to partner with Baume & Mercier to celebrate the legacy of Burt Munro. Baume & Mercier and Indian Motorcycle are both iconic brands with a storied history. We share many values, and are excited to work together to recognize the 50th anniversary of Burt’s most famous land speed record.”
– Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles at Polaris Industries Inc.
“ Baume & Mercier is very proud and honored to pay tribute to the Legend Burt Munro. His passion for speed defied boundaries and created a legend that remains today. His spirit, unparalleled determination and legendary optimism have been an exceptional source of inspiration for Baume & Mercier. This Clifton Club Burt Munro Tribute Limited Edition embodies the man and his dream to make the legend last.” – Alain Zimmermann, CEO of Baume & Mercier