In 1963, a legend was born. The Lightweight E-type racer was always a breed apart. Just 18 cars were intended to go into production. In the end, only 12 were manufactured. One of which was to find immortality on a Florida racetrack. The 12 Hours of Sebring was one of the foremost endurance races of its era. That year, two Lightweight E-types led the field in the GT4 class, but it was number 23, in Old English White, with its bold red and blue stripes, that was to cross the finish line first.
Number 23’s victory is still celebrated decades later. And with such a fantastic racing history, Bremont has chosen to celebrate this car as the inspiration for its new MKII chronograph. Through the launch of Bremont’s E-Type collection the British watch company has paid homage to the dial and car designs of that time, a source of constant inspiration for Co-Founders Nick and Giles English. This new white dialed counterpart to the existing Bremont Jaguar range incorporates very similar design features to the successful MKII black dial, but with a new internal tachymeter dial ring which can be used to measure speed. The Sebring MKII also features new hands and a red stitched ‘racing’ leather strap, a nod to the red racing stripes which adorned the car and the vintage embroidered branding details.