Paying homage to one of the most iconic racing cars ever created, Bremont, in collaboration with long-term partner Jaguar, has revealed the Jaguar C-type watch.
The C-type-inspired timepiece’s design is elegant, just like the car it is named for. It sports a similar aesthetic to the Jaguar race car’s signature styling. The 43 mm case is surrounded by a bezel that “directly” references the C-type’s aluminium body construction.
The silver-plated dial features a heritage Jaguar logo above the window that indicates which day it is. The red accent adorning the nine-hour subdial is reminiscent of the C-type’s Smiths gauges. The chronograph hand takes inspiration from the Jaguar’s tachometer needle.
’Round back, the stainless steel case features a decorative coin reminiscent of the badge found on the C-type race car’s bonnet. Five stainless steel screws with polished heads can also be found here. Water-resistance is rated at 200 metres.
The timepiece is endowed with a modified version of the British luxury watch manufacturer’s 13 1/4” BE-50AV calibre movement. The unit comprises 27 jewels and features a Nivaflex mainspring, a glucydur balance wheel and an Anachron balance spring. Beating at 4 Hz, the watch offers a power reserve of 42 hours.
“We have enjoyed a special relationship with Jaguar over the past 14 years, working with them on a wonderful series of watch designs honouring some of their most celebrated cars,” said Giles English, co-founder of Bremont.
The Bremont C-type is presented on a tan-brown leather racing wrist strap. For more information on this and other luxury timepieces, visit APEX’s sister website Haute Montres at hautemontres.co.za.