At last year’s Concours D’Elegance in Pebble Beach, Jaguar announced plans to build six lightweight E-type coupes, exactly as they would have been produced in 1963. The original “Special GT E-type” project called for 18 cars to be built, though just 12 were actually finished. Now, more than 50 years later, the remaining cars will be hand-made and delivered bearing the six dormant serial numbers. To honor the event, Jaguar teamed up with Bremont Watches Mb1 Replica to offer a watch to the buyers of these cars, each signed with the individual serial and engine numbers on the dial. And this year at Basel, Bremont announced plans to introduce two watches into regular production, dubbed the MKI and MKII, each based on the limited series and inspired by the car itself.
The Bremont Watches Boston Replica U2/T is a limited edition watch Created by Bremont especially for the American merchant Antique Luxury Watches located in Texas. Limited edition watches created exclusively for retailers is becoming more and more popular nowadays, even if it is a practice which has legacy going back several (many) years ago. It was the simple fact that merchant names really were the name on the dial, and the company that manufactured the watches didn’t have some branding on the lookout at all, or in comparatively secret spots like on the movement.Most “exclusive” watches made by a brand for a particular retailers aren’t really that special. They offer you some colour or dial gaps, but tend to only offer small levels of exclusivity such a consumer would feel they are especially special in contrast to the stock version of the watch. In the majority of instances, retailer-exclusive watches are for the sake of the merchant, so that they feel as if they have something original and special to offer to their customers.Once in a little while, a limited edition watch made for a merchant actually catches my eye, and I really like the practice of doing this in general. Retailers not only have a regular interaction with clients and understand what sells, but more importantly know their own customers in addition to their particular tastes. So the best case scenario for a limited edition watch made exclusively for a retailer is that the watch is far more desirable or sellable than stock models.
Both the MKI and MKII will substitute the white gold and aluminum of the limited edition watch for polished steel, and while you won’t get a serial number printed on the dial, you will get the same design, which recalls the rev counter from the dash the car. Each dial features a gauge-like layout of the hour track, running between 8 and 4 o’clock, with nothing in between, and a “red-line” quadrant between 3 and 4 o’clock signifying the red line of the car’s engine.
Other details reminiscent of the car include the shaped hands, which bear a strong resemblance to the needles in the car’s dials, and the oscillating weight visible through the back of the watch. The rotor itself is modeled after the steering wheel of the car, complete with drilled holes for weight savings. As a reminder, Jaguar is signed at 6 o’clock on the dial.
The MKI is a time and date watch, setting the running seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock on the dial and a date aperture at 6 o’clock. The 43 mm case sports a double-domed crystal for maximum throwback appeal, and utilizes Bremont’s (La Joux-Perret-based) BWC/01 caliber. The MKII is the chronograph variant of the watch, carrying the same visual theme, complete with the red-line now located within the sub-dial at 9 o’clock. The case remains at 43 mm and uses a decorated BE-50AE (7750-based) movement.
The MKI will be priced at $10,950 while the MKII will set you back $6,550. Learn more about the watches and their ties to the car on Bremont’s website, right here.