The luxury watchmaker has worked with the sportscar manufacturer on a new watch to celebrate the rebirth of the legendary E-Type sportscar.
JAGUAR is celebrating the release of the new Lightweight E-Types with a series of watches made by Bremont that use materials from the famous cars’ manufacturing, including a 43mm white gold case with an aluminum center ring made from metal saved during the Lightweight panel construction.
The six new Lightweight E-Types are being built by Jaguar Heritage to finalize the original 1963 production run (only 12 of the originally planned 18 were ever made) and will be “identical in every way possible” to the classic car.
There will be six watches made, one for each of the cars, with the chassis number printed at 6 o’clock on each watch’s face.
The winding crown is engraved with the pattern of the period-correct Dunlop racing tires that will be fitted to the continuation Lightweights.
The custom features don’t stop there, with BREMONT given access to the Jaguar archives to nail all the details, including “the exact font for the numerals used on the dial of the original rev counters.”
The watch strap is in Connolly leather to match the Lightweight’s interior upholstery, and the BWC/01 Bremont proprietary, self-winding movement is finished with a 50hr power reserve and fitted with ‘steering wheel’ rotor.
The two companies first worked together in 2010 on the Jaguar C-X75 car, which featured a unique, analog dashboard developed by Bremont.
Both the watch and the car will debut at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance on August 14.