The All-New MK Chrono­graph

Bre­mont and Jaguar con­tinue E-type leg­end with new MKII chrono­graph

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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.”

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