The New Bremont Jaguar MKII White Dial
British watchmaker Bremont has just launched the Bremont Jaguar MKII chronograph. This is the third in the series of collaboration with the luxury and sports car manufacturer, Jaguar, in celebrating the firm’s iconic E-Type and their well-documented Lightweight racing version. Their partnership had begun since 2014 when it was announced that Jaguar would continue to complete the final six cars (or “The Missing Six“) of the total eighteen Jaguar E-Type Lightweights that were supposed to be made in 1963 but never did.
Unlike the previous Bremont Jaguar MKII model which was a black dial, this new MKII sports a white dial with new hands and has a distinctive detailing of red stiching on the strap, a tribute to one of the E-Type Lightweights that crossed the finish line first in the GT Class at the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring. The E-Type with serial number S850660, a Kjell Qvale-entered car that was driven by Ed Leslie and Frank Morrill, was finished in White and had Red double racing stripes across the top.
The 43mm white dial is decorated with the numerals arranged in the same manner as those found on those on the E-Type rev counter, with the two sub-dials set similarly as those of the car’s instrumentations as one would peer through the steering wheel.