REC designs the P-51 watch made from recycled mustang car parts
 
REC designs the P-51 watch made from recycled mustang car parts REC designs the P-51 watch made from recycled mustang car parts
nov 24, 2015

REC designs the P-51 watch made from recycled mustang car parts

mustang watch
REC designs the P-51 watch made from recycled mustang car parts
all images courtesy of REC watches

 

 

 

REC watches wanted to pay a tribute to mustang, the american icon. to do so, they decided to recycle old 1960’s pieces of the cars and to create an automatic all mechanical watch unlike any other. they were very keenly aware that with this was a duty — even a responsibility – to produce something that could match the timeless, sporty, elegant and signature design of the mustang which is the very symbol of american muscle cars.

mustang watch
the P-51 collection comes in three variations; each variation has its own distinct expression  of color and materials 

 

 

 

the first step was to forge a team of specialists in both design and production. the challenge they faced was not only to create a beautiful mechanical watch that would last a lifetime, but at the same time stay true to their concept and their own aesthetic ideals. the ‘P-51’ timepieces are therefore not only inspired by the design of the classic mustang, but also incorporate metal from these salvaged cars in the very product while ensuring that every single piece will be visually unique. the ‘P-51’ collection comes in three variations, each with its own distinct expression in terms of color and materials used.

 

this short 3D animation shows all the design references to the iconic car
video courtesy of rec watches

 

 

 

REC watches is currently seeking funding on kickstarter here.

mustang watch
P-51-01 

mustang watch
P-51-01 

mustang watch
P-51-02

 

in the video, the designers talk about the creative process of the watch
video courtesy of rec watches

 

mustang watch
P-51-02

mustang watch
P-51-02

mustang watch
P-51-02

mustang watch
P-51-03

mustang watch
P-51-03

mustang watch
P-51-03

mustang watch
P-51-03

 

 

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