British watch brand Bremont continues its Motorsports Collection with the Jaguar C-type timepiece.
Few cars are as iconic as the Jaguar C-type. You might not know this but the original Jaguar XK120 was launched at the 1948 London Motor Show, with a “C” (for Competition) model released a few years later. This latter model became renowned as a pioneering race car, one that exuded elegance and sophistication (sound familiar?) and proved unbeatable on the track thanks to its curvy aerodynamic aluminium bodywork and powerful dual-overhead-cam 3.4-litre straight-six engine.
The Jag C-type won in 1951 and 53 and set a new lap record at Le Mans (fun fact: it was also the model that pioneered the disc brake) and is now further immortalised with a new timepiece from fellow British luxury brand Bremont.
The Bremont Jaguar C-type takes its inspiration from the C-type’s signature simplicity and grace – the creation of designer, aerodynamicist and artist Malcolm Sawyer – with a 43mm Trip-Tick brushed steel case with polished bevels on the lugs, a winding crown engraved with the original Jaguar heritage Dunlop tyre tread, and an anodized aluminium bezel that directly references the original aluminum bodywork.
The silver-plated multi-level sunburst dial design, with brushed dial ring, features the heritage Jaguar logo, black gloss numerals and white subdials, while the red accent on the 9-hour sub-dial draws inspiration from the original Smiths gauges from the C-type and is complemented by the chronograph hand inspired by the needle seen on the original C-type tachometer. Chronograph and tachymeter functions ensure the timepiece will perfectly time that all-important running mile.
Turning the watch over reveals a stainless steel closed case back featuring a decorative coin depicting the Jaguar ‘Growler’ hood badge. A contrasting tan leather racing strap continues the vintage-inspired design.
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