A couple of months back Jaguar announced that it will built six ‘copies’ of its iconic Lightweight E-Type race cars built in the mid 1960s. Between 1963 and 1964 Jaguar was supposed to build 18 of the ‘Lightweight’ E-Type cars but it only ended up building 12 of them, and 50 years later the automaker has decided to complete the series by producing the rest of the six cars which will be priced at around $1,680,000 each and the first of the lot will debut this weekend at the Pebble Beach 2014 Concours d Elegance auto show event. To celebrate the legendary sportscar’s rebirth, fellow English luxury brand, Bremont, will produce a new bespoke watch that mimic the distinctive dashboard instrument design of the E-Type cars. The limited edition of six Bremont Lightweight E-Type Chronometer watches will be produced exclusively for each car, and have matching VINs for each of the vehicles.
The Bremont Lightweight E-Type watch however will not come exclusively with the six E-Types and will be available on sale to everyone. The chronometer watch comes in a 43mm wide case in 18k white gold and has an aluminum center ring made from metal saved during the Lightweight panel construction. The winding crown is engraved with the pattern of the period-correct Dunlop racing tires that will be fitted to the continuation Lightweights. The strap of the watch is made of Connolly leather to match the Lightweight’s interior upholstery, and the BWC/01 Bremont proprietary, self-winding movement is finished with a 50hr power reserve and fitted with ‘steering wheel’ rotor. The watch will debut with the car at the upcoming Pebble Beach event.