In 2014, Bremont unveiled a limited edition version of the Jaguar MKI which kicked-off this collection, known as the “Bremont Lightweight E-Type Chronometer,” that went with a very exclusive set of newly produced Jaguar Lightweight E-Type cars that were supposed to have been completed in the early 1960s. This year, Bremont updated the watch,Bremont Jaguar MKIII have a slightly slimmer case and a simpler three-hand automatic movement.
The MKII was a two-register chronograph and now the Bremont Jaguar MKIII offers the same dial inspired by the dashboard of an original Jaguar E-Type with a three-hand dial that has central hands for the hours, minutes, and seconds. The Bremont Jaguar MKIII watch also has a date window, as did the Bremont Jaguar MKI, but interestingly enough the initial limited edition Lightweight E-Type Chronometer did not. More so, the movement in the MKI is a lot more exclusive, but also several times more expensive as a result.
Bremont Jaguar MKIII comes in a 43mm-wide hardened steel case. The Bremont Jaguar MKIII is also a bit slimmer than the other Bremont Jaguar watches at 13.85mm thick, which gives it a more sleek profile on the wrist. The case has a domed sapphire crystal over the dial and is water resistant to 100 meters.
Inside of the Bremont Jaguar MKIII watch is a base Swiss ETA movement regulated and modified by Bremont as the caliber BE-36AE which operates at 4Hz with a 38-hour power reserve – it is a movement you’ll find in some other Bremont watches. The movement has been tested at COSC and given a Chronometer certification. As a more basic model, the Bremont Jaguar MKIII watch has a solid caseback with a vintage-style Jaguar car logo and an “E-Type” label to remind wearers in the future what specific car inspired the design of the watch. This is important, in my opinion, as I think watchmakers should build in more elements into their “themed watches” that allow future generations to know what those items were all about.
While these are clearly dual-branded watches with both the Bremont and Jaguar names on the dial, the inspiration is the vintage world of Jaguar cars rather than the modern world of what Jaguar produces.