Carmaker Jaguar has launched a High Court claim against luxury watchmaker Christopher Ward.
Jaguar claims that Christopher Ward infringed its copyright when it sold D-Type watches, named after the iconic Jaguar racing car.
The carmaker claims that the sale of the watches infringes its copyright and damaged Jaguar’s distinctive character.
The watches, sold between 2014 and 2016, cost between £499 and £2,995.
The limited edition £2,995 watches, of which only 55 were made, include metal from the original cars.
A spokesperson for Christopher Ward said: “We strongly reject the claims made against us and will be vigorously defending our position. There has been no infringement and we do not believe this matter should ever have reached Court.”
The Jaguar D-Type was built between 1954 and 1957.
D-Type’s won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1955, 1956 and 1957.
The D-Type that won the 1956 race was sold at Sotheby’s for $19.8m (£15m) in 2016.