Jaguar Classic recently re-started production of the iconic 1950s #dtype race car in Coventry, 64 years after the first examples were built. In 1955 #Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types but only 75 were completed; #Jaguar Classic is now fulfilling the company's original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars.
To celebrate this British #racing icon, and as an extension of Bremont's previous collaborations with #Jaguar (the first of which dates back to 2014), the British watch manufacturer has designed a mechanical chronograph that sublimely transports the wearer back to this golden era of motorsport.
As the #dtype was classified as a 300 bhp car, the new timepiece will be limited to only 300 pieces. The blue dialled 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 TripTick 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 tyre tread etched into it and the #heritage #Jaguar logo finished beautifully in enamel on its end.
The #bremont #dtype watch will be set on a blue #racing calf-skin strap. Ian Callum, Design Director for #Jaguar and British design icon, will be signing the packaging for this exclusive model. Callum remarks, "The #bremont #dtype 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. 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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