On a motorcycle, the everyday world almost ceases to exist. You can’t answer your phone, you can’t drink a cup of coffee, you can’t afford to be distracted by every day cares and woes – you have to be mindful while riding, paying attention to everything happening around you. But at the same time you feel like you have the whole freedom in the world. You can pull off the road wherever you want at sunrise to enjoy the horizon coloured in red while the morning coolness dances on your face. All this in perfect peace and unity with the miracle that happens before your eyes. You can do even more.
The legendary Swiss watchmakers Baume & Mercier and Indian Motorcycle, the oldest motorcycle manufacturer that is still on the market and on the road with thousands of devoted fans all over the world, have captured this adventurous spirit and rhythm and given it a material form with a special limited edition collection named Clifton Club Indian.
The three chronographs’ distinctive design represents the love of speed and freedom the Indian lifestyle embodies. Baume & Mercier uses subtle design cues, like the open-worked 44 mm dial inspired by the Indian’s Scout midsize bikes and the shape of the cylinder heads of the famous V-twin engine. The watches are automatic with 48 hours power reserve. The Indian Motorcycle logo is engraved on the full case back.Two of the models have leather strap in light brown and red made by Horween Leather Company inspired by Indian’s saddlery. The third one comes with a metal bracelet. The official price announced is 3700 euro.
Exactly 5769 connoisseurs will have to chance to own one of these Clifton Club Indians. Only 1901 watches have been manufactured of two of the models to recall Indian Motorcycle's foundation date. The third consists of 1967 pieces and commemorates the year of the record by the New Zealand motorcycle racer Burt Munro. He made a one-way run of 305.89 km/h, the fastest-ever officially recorded speed on an Indian.