Last year, we told you about how Jaguar was restarting production of the iconic Jaguar D-Type race cars, as back in 1955, Jaguar had planned on building 100 D-types, but only 75 were ever completed. Jaguar Classic is now fulfilling the company’s original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars.
British watch manufacturer Bremont is paying tribute to the iconic race car with a mechanical chronograph called the Bremont Jaguar D-Type that sublimely transports the wearer back to this golden era of motorsport. As the D-type was classified as a 300HP car, the new timepiece will be limited to only 300 pieces.
The blue dialed bi-compax chronograph sports brushed nickel sub-dials and a Tachymeter dial ring with its movement housed in a 43mm satin finished three-piece Trip-Tick case. The large exhibition sapphire case back shows the beautifully finished mechanical BE-50AE movement and the very intricate Jaguar steering wheel inspired rotor. The watch crown has the original Dunlop tire tread etched into it and the heritage Jaguar logo finished in enamel on its end.
Each timepiece comes with a special leather wallet packaging which is signed by automotive design legend and Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum.
“The Bremont D-Type watch is inspired by one of the most dramatic & beautiful sports cars in history, a sports car which is a true embodiment of Jaguar’s racing heritage. As exciting today as it was in the 1950s, its story continues to be told and this iconic car deserves a timepiece to match. The Limited Edition perfectly captures the D-Type’s mechanical beauty and subtly nods to the cars’ performance – a true driver’s companion,” said Ian Callum.
Pre-orders for the Bremont D-Type chronograph start on May 12th, with pricing set at $7,295. With only 300 watches being made, they are sure to sell out quick, so click here to get your order in before it’s too late!