Bremont, Jaguar offer 300 D-type chronographs

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Jaguar D-type competes in the Jaguar Heritage Challenge in 2015 at Goodwood | Bremont photos

With Jaguar Classic resuming production of the historic D-type, the automaker’s watching-making partner, Bremont, has created a mechanical chronograph “that sublimely transports the wearer back to this golden era of motorsport,” according to the news release.

“As the D-type was classified as a 300 bhp car, the new timepiece will be limited to only 300 pieces,” Bremont said in its announcement. 

“The blue dialed bi-compax chronograph (inspired by pantones of the Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar race team) has brushed nickel sub-dials and a Tachymeter dial ring with its chronometer rated movement housed in a 43mm satin finished three-piece Trip-Tick case. 

The Bremont limited-edition Jaguar D-type chronograph

“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 trea etched into it and the heritage Jaguar logo finished beautifully in enamel on its end.”

The watchmaker adds that the watch is set on a blue calf-skin strap and each package will be signed by Ian Callum, Jaguar design director.

The watch face closeup

“The Bremont D-type chronograph is inspired by one of the most dramatic and beautiful sports cars in history – a sports car which is a true embodiment of Jaguar’s racing heritage,” Callum is quoted in the news release. 

“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.”

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The D-type won swept victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race from 1955-1957. Jaguar planned to produce 100 D-type vehicles, but built only 75.  Recently, Jaguar Classic restarted production of the final 25 period-correct examples, with buyers choosing between the 1955-spec shortnose o the 1956 longnose versions.

The limited-edition Bremont watch will be available for £5,495 ($7,160). For more information, visit the Bremont website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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