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Jaguar and Bremont team up for E-Type watch

Jaguar and Bremont have joined forces and unveiled one of the 6 unique wristwatches to be offered to customers of the six new Lightweight E-Type.

Aug 13, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

The luxury watchmaker has worked with the sportscar manufacturer on a new watch to celebrate the rebirth of the legendary E-Type sportscar.

 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.

Lightweight Jaguar E-Type

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.

Lightweight Jaguar E-Type dials

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  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.”

Jaguar watch by Bremont

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.

Jaguar watch by Bremont back

Both the watch and the car will debut at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance on August 14.

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