Forgive me, this will be a profoundly uneven article. I won’t zero in on whatever else however my own affection and experience for once. Generally we see the light AND clouded side of something, and attempt to share that with you, our perusers. Not this time, good gracious! Presently, it has become individual! Why? In view of my energy for all things “ Zuffenhausen “. Indeed, there will be discussion about watches and yes I will impart my involved insight to you, anyway first I need to get something off of my chest…
The basis of this story is straightforward, and in spite of the fact that it finds its cause in my childhood and love for vehicles, this article in reality previously began to come to fruition during Baselworld 2016. It is the zenith of jealousy, love, recollections, an aching craving all squashed into one single new watch.
As a child I gathered a LOT of vehicles, beginning with the little Hotwheels, Matchbox and Majorette vehicles in the 1:64 scale. I played for quite a long time on my stomach, with vehicles going around my bed, on the floor or on animation like city-maps complete with parking areas, corner stores and local groups of fire-fighters. One little vehicle consistently stuck out, in spite of the fact that I am dismal to say I don’t have it any longer. A little old Porsche, in silver. I simply adored that thing! Throughout the long term I grew up and my affection moved from 1:64 to 1:18 scale models and again Porsche stood out.
This time a brilliant yellow Porsche 911 by Bburago was the guilty party. Ultimately this advanced into a profound interest in the brand, and the development of extensive knowledge of the history of the brand, and obviously its racing legacy. My assortment of scale vehicles from pretty much all fascinating brands moved into a Porsche Racing centered one. Obviously it included symbols like the 917K, the 956, the 934RSR and a definitive one; the impossible Porsche 917-30.
Ever since, I’ve been twisting my neck at whatever point a Porsche is near, continually requiring an additional subsequent when seeing one stopped in the roads, and being unbelievably jealous of Frank when he had the opportunity to go to Finland for a Porsche Driving Experience recently. No worries obviously, yet I can’t resist either since I presently can’t seem to feel the kick-in-the-posterior of the level six behind me.
But, I hear you asking, how does this relate to watches? Indeed, obviously there is the association with Porsche Design and its timepieces, however during a year ago’s Baselworld another association sprung up. The Danish Connection in the event that you will.
During Baselworld 2016 I visited two Danish folks in a little, unconventional and wonky loft right outside of the Baselworld reasonable. This seems like a back-rear entryway story however I guarantee you it isn’t. The gathering was with a youthful brand, wandering into programmed looks for the absolute first time however deficient with regards to the assets to rampage spend on a stall. The brand being referred to, REC Watches, offers watches with parts from actual vehicles for dials, however up until to 2016 they were all quartz, so not Monochrome-material to be straightforward. This changed when they began utilizing boards (Hood, entryway, trunk) from the incredible Ford Mustang. No vehicles are hurt as just the ones that are excessively far gone to be returned out and about will be utilized. The parts wound up as dials in the P-51 assortment , a direct clue to a similarly unbelievable, American item; The P-51 Mustang military aircraft from WWII.
As I was talking about the brand, its watches and becoming acquainted with individuals behind it simultaneously, we gradually headed into the direction of future undertakings. I was advised a survey was begun to assemble contribution from authorities and customers with respect to what the following assortment should epitomize. As far as I might be concerned, there was just one clear answer. A brand that is (apparently) the best sportscar manufacturer on the planet; Porsche! Did I notice this would one say one was sided as of now? On the off chance that you consider it briefly, the 911 is probably as inseparable from “sportscar” as it can get. Obviously there are other exotics like the Ferrari F40, the Lamborghini Countach or Diablo, the McLaren F1 however the one leftover steady is the 911.
The very “Rolex-like” way to deal with adhering consistent with one idea, and molding and chiseling it into the best execution of said idea is commendable. Thus, normally, Porsche must be the picked brand for REC Watches, and the survey showed this too with a tremendous hole to the subsequent passage, the Dodge Charger. 63% of the votes went to the Zuffenhausen-based maker which is an obvious indicator of the notoriety of Porsche.
The folks from REC Watches have been working diligently uncovering the 901 assortment. 901, as this is the first name for the 911 however Porsche wound up in a legitimate issue with Peugeot as it previously had “dibs” on the number-0-number assignment for vehicles (for example 205, 306, 405 and so forth) The REC 901 assortment utilizes parts that come off of unique Porsche 911’s as dials, similarly likewise with the Mini assortment, and the P-51 assortment. Filled with 911 references, the 901 assortment doesn’t become crude for one second.
If you experience the photos, you ought to have the option to discover these subtleties and more;
- Brake-plate styled rotor for programmed winding.
- Otto Fuchs-style caseback recalling the famous wheels from the seventies.
- Rear-motor air-grille on the carry side of the case.
- Porsche-textual style digits throughout.
- 911 instrument check needle-motivated hands
- Crown that looks like the horn-cap on mid 911 guiding wheels
- Vin-plate cutaway looking like the tag cutaway on the cars
- Color combinations enlivened by seventies Porsche 911 interiors
Overall three unique forms will be accessible, and you can discover them all in the Kickstarter lobby . The task is for some time financed, however there is still an ideal opportunity to go so you can locate some pleasant arrangements on both of the 901’s. Similarly as with any REC Watch, you will receive an ID-card with the watch, to show you the tale of your own special watch. This will disclose to you every last piece of data that is accessible about the vehicle that your dial came from.
The development inside the REC 901 assortment is a Miyota-sourced programmed development. The 9100 Caliber indicates hours, minutes and seconds on a focal hub, day/date/month on a threesome of circles (two of which are noticeable on the dial-side). The indications are completed by a fuel-check styled power hold on top. The steel case has halfway shrouded drags, and a sort of cap like form. It wears well, is overall quite strong on top of your wrist yet doesn’t move around when wearing. It comes with a selection of ties coordinating the plan and motivation of watch, down to notorious seventies inside subtleties, similar to the bolted seat vents or a dark and-orange ribbed tie. One of the stretch-objectives is a tie including genuine seventies Porsche-safety belt material as supplements to additional upgrade the idea of RECover, RECycle, REClaim.
The REC 901 assortment will begin at EUR 945 during the currently running Kickstarter crusade . This will save you about 45% on definite retail prices.
To close this extremely childish story, I can sincerely say I need one. No, I even NEED one… The central issue is however, which one? I have an unmistakable thought of what I would go for, yet I am additionally welcoming every one of you to mention to us your opinion about the idea and which your favored model would be, the steel and dark 901-01, the steel and silver 901-02 or the dark and orange 901-03. More data on REC-Watches.com or Kickstarter.com .