To celebrate the launch of the six new lightweight Jaguar E-types to be built by Jaguar Heritage, the company have teamed up with the British watchmaker Bremont to create limited edition watch which will be offered to buyers of the new E-types. Just six watches will be built.
The Jaguar/Bremont chronometer watches are inspired by the black dial from the Lightweight E-types tachometer. The chamfered hour and minute hands are designed to emulate the needle on the tach, while each watch also features the unique engine number of the car it is paired with.
The same aluminium used in the construction of the cars is also used to form part of the casing. The watch also marks the first use of Bremont’s proprietary self-winding movement, with a 50 hour power reserve and fitted with ‘steering wheel’ rotor visible through the clear case back. The strap is created using the same fine Connolly leather used for the cars upholstery.
The E-Type watch is not the first time Jaguar has teamed up with Bremont, the company was also tasked with the job of creating the clocks for the C-X75 and XJ75 Platinum concept cars.
The new E-Types are the ‘missing’ six vehicles from the ‘Special GT E-type’ project, which originally started in February 1963 with the objective of building 18 cars. Only 12 of the aluminium-bodied Lightweight E-types were eventually built and the remaining six designated chassis numbers having lain dormant, until now. The six new cars will carry those original, historic Lightweight E-type chassis numbers.
Each of the six cars will be built to the exact specification of the last Lightweight E-type produced in 1964 and hand-built at the original home of the E-type, Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant in Coventry, England. The cars will be sold as period competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport competition.