The All-New MK Chronograph
Bremont and Jaguar continue E-type legend with new MKII chronograph
In 1963, the Jaguar E-type racing car was born and decades later, it still a very much celebrated model. Only 18 cars were intended to go into production, but only 12 were manufactured, with the final six completed in 2014. The car was everlasting on the Florida racetrack at the 12 Hours of Sebring, one of the foremost endurance races of its era. Two Lightweight E-types led the field in the GT 4.0 class and number 23, in Old English White with bold red and blue stripes, crossed the finish line first.
Number 23’s victory is still widely celebrated today with its distinguished racing history. Bremond has therefore chosen this car as the inspiration for its new MKII chronograph. Through the launch of Bremont’s E-type collection, the British watch company has paid homage to the dial and car designs concurrently, using it as a source of constant inspiration for co-fonders Nick and Giles English.
The new white-dialed counterpart to the existing Bremont Jaguar range incorporates a striking similarity to the successful MKII black dial, but with an all new internatl tachymeter dial ring that can be used to measure speed. The Sebring MKII also posses new hands and a red stitched ‘racing’ leather strap, an approval to the red racing stripes that adorned the car and its vintage embroidered branding details.
Giles English, Bremont co-founder, said: “Bremont has enjoyed a very special relationship with Jaguar over the years. Nick and myself have always loved the old E-types and were thrilled to be a part of the Lightweight story in 2014 when Jaguar completed the production run of these 18 original racing cars from the 60s. The Sebring has such a lovely story in its own right, having won its class in 1963, so seemed a natural source of inspiration for our new MKII release.”