Bremont Honors Jaguar’s Le Mans Racing Legacy With New C-Type Watch
70 years of racing and timekeeping excellence.
The art of fine watchmaking and the art of powerful auto performance both require a sense of rising to the occasion, as Jaguar did with a one-two finish at the 1953 Le Man race. That historic moment gets a fitting tribute with the new Jaguar C-Type from Bremont, on the heels of the 70th anniversary of automaker’s iconic victory.
This year’s race was won by Ferrari AF Corse’s No. 51 499P Hypercar, but it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate a milestone moment for both a famed watchmaker and a legendary auto manufacturer.
The sleek, sporty timepiece marks yet another installment in the ongoing partnership between the two, including a 2022 version of the Jaguar C-Type.
This year’s new C-Type nods to the aluminum chassis of the 1953 model with its steel Trip-Tick case construction.
In another fitting design touch, the watch’s bi-directional rotating tachymeter ring features a brushed finish not unlike C-Type’s famous disc brake.
Bremont fittingly calls the road-ready timepiece a “contemporary take on a motoring classic,” further bolstering Bremont’s work with automakers like Jaguar and Aston Martin.
Within the watch, auto fans and watch enthusiasts will find Bremont’s Modified Calibre 13 1/4’’’ BE-50AV, 27-jewel movement, featuring a precise glucydur balance wheel and a road trip-centric 56-hour power reserve.
The 43mm scratch-resistant case middle is also coated with PVD for added durability.
The refined-yet-utilitarian watch is elegant and cleanly designed, yet made for the challenges of the road ahead, “evocatively nodding to the innovation and beauty of the 1951 original,” Bremont said.
If that sounds appealing, the special-edition timepiece can be found at Bremont for $6,495.