03.06.2019

Honoring a Legend

The legend of Burt Munro began in 1920 when he purchased a very early model Indian Scout motorcycle which at the time of its purchase had a top speed of 55 mph. Driven by a passion for speed and pushing boundaries, he heavily modified the motorcycle to travel faster and faster. Through over 40 years of hard work and innovation, Munro more than tripled the original top speed. As a 68-year old grandfather, Munro brought it to the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967 and set the American Motorcycle Association speed record of 184.087 mph, a record that still stands today.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this milestone, Baume & Mercier teamed up with Indian Motorcycles to create a limited edition timepiece featuring a number of special details—the Clifton Club Indian Burt Munro Tribute. The dial is sandblasted silver to mimic the surface of the Bonneville Salt Flats and highlights the number 35 in a yellow circle, which was Munro’s lucky number. An Indian Motorcycles logo is engraved on the 44mm case back and the center chronograph hand features the Indian “I” logo. As a finishing touch, the deep vermillion calf strap is “Indian Red” like Munro’s motorcycle.

Burt Munro’s legacy has moved beyond motorcycles and now symbolizes the human drive to push beyond what is perceived to be impossible. The Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Indian Burt Munro Tribute is limited to 1967 pieces, paying homage to the year this inspirational man made his record-setting run.


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