Jaguar and Bremont launch a limited edition wristwatch
Bremont has partnered with Jaguar to create a series of six limited edition watches to complement the six Lightweight E-Types being built by Jaguar Heritage.
The Bremont Lightweight E-Type features a 43 mm stainless steel case with a black dial with a ‘red zone’ quadrant based on the E-Type’s tachometer, while the hands replicate the tachometer needles. On each watch the engine number of the car is printed on the dial.
The central band of the white gold case is made from aluminum remaining from construction of the new Lightweight body panels and will be anodised to match the color of the car it is designed to complement.
Other touches include a winding crown which is engraved with the pattern of the period-correct racing tires used on the continuation Lightweights, and straps made from the same Connolly leather which is being used for the interior trim.
Turning the watch over reveals an automatic winding rotor shaped like the alloy-spoked Lightweight steering wheel, which is visible through a sapphire crystal case back. The details of the rotor include an authentic wooden rim. The back of each watch carries the engine number of the car it is paired with.
The two quintessentially British firms have now reinforced their partnership following the announcement earlier this year that Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations division would complete the Lightweight E-Type project through its Jaguar heritage division.
The new cars are the ‘missing’ six vehicles from the ‘Special GT E-type’ project, which originally started in February 1963 with the objective of building 18 cars. Only 12 of the aluminum-bodied Lightweight E-Type vehicles were eventually built and the remaining six designated chassis numbers having lain dormant, until now. The six new cars will carry those original, historic Lightweight E-Type chassis numbers.
Each of the six cars will be built to the exact specification of the last Lightweight E-Type produced in 1964 and will be hand-crafted at the original home of the E-Type, Browns Lane in Coventry, England. The cars will be sold as period competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes.
A race winner in the hands of a variety of famous drivers during its competitive career, the car has achieved worldwide fame and original examples are highly sought after. In recreating the Lightweight E-Type, Jaguar Heritage has been able to call on the superlative skills and experience of many talented engineers and technicians within JLR.
The launch of this exclusive Lightweight E-Type watch marks the start of a long term relationship for Jaguar and Bremont. Future editions will be announced at a later date.
The watch will make its public debut alongside the new Lightweight E-Type at Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance on August 14, 2014.
Before you go, here is a presentation video featuring Jaguar director of design, Ian Callum and Giles English, co-founder of Bremont:
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