To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the remarkable victory of the Jaguar C-type in the 1953 Le Mans race, Bremont introduces a new C-type model as part of its Jaguar collection. Bremont's Jaguar timepieces pay homage to renowned British racing legends of the 20th century, such as the C-type, D-type, and E-type models. Each watch in this collection honors the exquisite design, British engineering, and rich automotive history of these iconic cars, ensuring their legacy and spirit endure.
The latest iteration of Bremont's C-type model celebrates the lightweight tubular steel chassis and aluminum body of the iconic vehicle, while incorporating elements that pay tribute to the innovation and beauty of the original 1951 model. Designed by Malcolm Sawyer, a British Jaguar car designer, aerodynamicist, and artist, the C-type was renowned for its sleek and fluid shape. Drawing inspiration from this classic design, the new Bremont C-type watch showcases the timeless appeal of the car.
The contemporary Bremont C-type chronograph features a monochrome 43.00mm design and expands the brand's popular Motorsport Collection. To create a modern aesthetic, Bremont simplified the colour palette, paying homage to the silver-colored chassis. The reverse Panda dial reflects the gauges found in the Jaguar C-type, displaying white gloss numerals, a white small seconds sub-dial at 9 o'clock, and a white chronograph 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock. The iconic Jaguar logo is subtly embossed above the date function at 6 o'clock, and delicate red accents across the dial recall the C-type tachometer.
The brushed finish of the bezel pays tribute to the famous disc brake of the Jaguar C-type, which was the first race car to utilize this pioneering technology, still in use today. The screw-down crown is engraved with the original Jaguar heritage Dunlop tire tread, a distinctive feature of Bremont's Jaguar collection. Flipping the watch over reveals a closed case back adorned with a decorative coin depicting the Jaguar 'Growler' hood badge. Completing the ensemble is a contemporary black leather racing strap that harmonizes with the steel and black dial configuration.
Bremont CEO Davide Cerrato comments: "There is an intrinsic link between motorsport and high-end watchmaking. Automotive inspired timepieces date back to the early rally timers used in the 30s with wristwatches coming in the 60s at a time when drivers really depended on them, using chronograph functionally to record lap times and pit stops. It's been over 70 years since the release of the C-type and Bremont is thrilled to continue celebrating Jague's incredible motoring heritage with the release of this new piece."