BRITANNIA RULES THE ROADS

Bremont and Jaguar continue their relationship following an overwhelming response to the creation of six Bremont chronometers which complement each of the six ‘continuation’ lightweight E-Type sports racing cars currently being built by Jaguar. The new range of watches are dedicated to the road-going Jaguar E-Type which at its 1961 launch was not only the fastest production car in the world but, according to Enzo Ferrari, the most beautiful.

A TRULY BRITISH COLLABORATION

Jaguar first collaborated with the Henley-on-Thames based watch company during the launch of the cutting edge Jaguar C-X75 in 2010, for which Bremont developed a unique, analogue dashboard clock in keeping with the 778 horsepower hybrid supercar’s futuristic nature and 205 mph performance.

Additionally, when asked to create something special for the XJ75, Bremont revealed a mechanical rather than quartz clock designed with superb functional clarity in its detailing which combined with a beautifully crafted outer bezel suggested strength and longevity - something so pertinent to both of these British brands.

E-TYPE: DESIGN INSPIRATION

Drawing inspiration directly from the car, the 43mm watches feature a black dial based on the look of a Lightweight RPM gauge and a subtle ‘red zone’ quadrant. The chamfered hour and minute hands replicate the instrument’s tachometer needle. 

The Trip-Tick® case is constructed from polished stainless steel and the winding crown is engraved with the pattern of the period-correct Dunlop racing tyres fitted to the E-Type. Turning the watches over reveals a further reference to the car in the form of the automatic winding rotor - visible through a sapphire crystal case back - which takes the form of an exquisite miniaturisation of an alloy-spoked Lightweight E-Type steering wheel.

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