The Jaguar Lightweight E-Type produced in 1963 is one of the most legendary cars ever created due to its beautiful design and expert engineering. At the time, only twelve of the eighteen Jaguar Lightweight E-type cars allotted were produced; in 2014, Jaguar Heritage produced the remaining six to complete the 1963 allotment. Long-time enthusiasts of Jaguar and founders of Bremont, Nick and Giles English, were pleased to learn of the continuation of these exclusive cars, and their partnership with the brand includes a series of six limited edition watches within the Bremont Jaguar Lightweight E-Type range. Nick English explains Bremont’s relationship with Jaguar and the watches that developed as a result of the collaboration.
In the spirit of this iconic car, this limited series of six watches includes exclusive customizations developed while working together with Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director. The design of the black dial reflects the distinct RPM gauge from the dashboard of the Lightweight E-Type and commemorates the Jaguar heritage logo along with each unique chassis number. The 43mmm white gold case incorporates aluminum from the construction of the Jaguar Lightweight E-Type anodized to match to the final color of the car. In addition, the same Connolly leather accenting the interior of the cars is used for the strap, and the crown is finished with the tread pattern of Dunlop racing tires. The back of the watch reveals a rotor recalling the original Jaguar steering wheel complete with wood finishes and the Jaguar logo in the center, as well as numbers corresponding to the engine number of the car.
Expanding the range beyond, Bremont launched the MKI and MKII Chronograph honoring the Jaguar E-Type in a non-limited series. The MKI is powered by the automatic movement, BWC/01-10, housed in a 43mm polished and hardened Bremont Trip-Tick® stainless steel case constructed to ensure a hardness seven times greater than that of a normal steel watch. The movement has 50+ hours of power reserve and drives the hours, minutes, small seconds and date. Beyond the domed crystal is a sleek black dial with references to the legendary Jag dashboard, while the back highlights the details of the movement and the Jaguar E-Type steering wheel-style rotor with the Growler emblem in the center.
While including many of the same design features of the MKI, such as the dial references to the Jaguar E-Type dashboard, tire tread winding crown and the Jaguar heritage logo, the MKII is a COSC-certified chronometer powered by the automatic calibre BE-50AE. This watch has a 42-hour power reserve.
Bremont captures the essence of this famed Jaguar in these collections, creating an extension of this beloved car for the wrist.