Back in 1963, Jaguar intended for 18 "Lightweight" E-type racing cars to go into production, but only 12 did. Years later, in 2014, they made the final six as part of their recreation project, with the all-aluminium cars assigned the remaining chassis numbers originally allocated during its mid-century run. The results were, to no surprise, stunning.
It's a ride widely known for its 1963 12 Hours of Sebring performance, where two "Lightweight" E-Types led the field and #23 crossed the finish line first, a victory still celebrated today. Turns out, #23 is the inspiration for the new MKII chronograph by Bremont, which is part of their ongoing, super-stylish collaboration with Jaguar.
The new white-dialed 43mm timepiece packs an internal tachymeter dial ring to measure speed and a head-turning red stitched racing leather strap, which nods to the racing stripes of #23. It also carries the Jaguar heritage logo above the six o’clock position, hour markings inspired by the numerals found on E-type instruments, a classic chronograph layout, and a BE-50AE automatic movement under the hood, which is visible thanks to a sapphire crystal case back.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, summed it up nicely: “They simply look absolutely right when you wear them in the driving seat–almost as if they had been designed alongside the car back in the 60s." Couldn't agree more...