BAUME & MERCIER
Clifton Club Indian
January 15, 2018
This limited self-winding chronograph edition features a number of special details designed to commemorate the extraordinary achievement of Burt Munro. Immediately apparent is the Munro’slucky number, 35, in the second counter at 9 o’clock highlighted by a horizontal black line, recalling one of the noticeable décor featured on the shell. The dial itself is silver-coloured with sandblasted finishes, meant to mimic the surface of the Bonneville Salt Flats, where the record was set. The counterweight of the chronograph seconds hand is the immediately recognizable Indian “I.”
The 44mm polished stainless-steel case has a tachymeter scale on the bezel, with the speed record, 184 mph, highlighted on it. Next, the “Indian Red” colour of the calfskin strap evokes the deep vermillion shade that is identified with the Indian Motorcycle® Company, and the colour of the Munro Special. On the case back, housing the self-winding Valjoux 7750 caliber, the famous Indian Headdress logo of the Indian Motorcycle® Company is engraved, as well as the number of the limited edition:“one out of 1967”.