The British luxury replica watches brand adds a new entry-point to its E-Type-inspired watches
It’s a year since Bremont announced a bold new style of watches inspired by Jaguar’s legendary E-Type cars. The initial design was revealed in an ultra-limited series of white gold replica watches made for the six lightweight E-Types Jaguar produced in 2014 to complete a series first begun in 1963. With a new case shape and a dial inspired (rather brilliantly) by the E-Type’s famous tachometer, the watches also contained Bremont’s proprietary movement, the BWC/01, made in collaboration with La Joux-Perret.
At Baselworld 2015 a steel version was announced, the MKI, also containing the BWC/01; as well as an ETA-powered chronograph, the MKII. This meant a topsy-turvy pricing structure, with the chronograph at £4,950 and the time/date MKI at £8,450. Bremont is now announcing the MKIII: an entry-level Jaguar fake watches, priced at £3,495.
The Bremont Jaguar MKIII retains the dial aesthetics of the MKI and MKII, but with noticeable differences, the most important being an ETA movement rather than the BWC/01. That means that the distinctive small seconds dial of the MKI is replaced by a running seconds hand from the centre.
Furthermore, while the tyre-tread winding crown remains, the case-shape is different. The sensuous case shape developed for the higher end Jag replica watches is replaced with a highly polished version of the customary Bremont three-part triptik case. This is particularly noticeable on the reverse view in the slightly less refined contours of the lugs and outer case – and of course we now get a closed case-back, rather than the open view of the proprietary movement.