The people over at REC Watches use materials from scrapped Ford Mustangs to produce iconic handmade wristwatches that perfect for classic car lovers.
REC Watches, a Denmark-based company, sells watches that are made entirely from the scrap parts of classic Mustangs. The idea for this concept came from Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup, who visit salvage years all around the world for models that can be transformed into timeless pieces of art.
It is important to note that these guys only source their materials from Mustangs that cannot be restored or repaired. They do not take parts from ‘Stangs that are in good condition, which prolongs the process and their search. Some of the parts they use include the dials from interiors, identification plates, metal panels and etc.
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If you think it doesn’t get any better than that, the team will actually create an entirely new wristwatch from parts that are donated by a customer. For example, the world champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. sports a watch that includes some of the carbon fiber bodywork from his very own 700-horsepower World Drift Series Ford Mustang RTR.
REC Watches tries to dig up the history of the donor Mustang they are using to make it even more personal. The co-frounders try to find the owners of the vehicles, and then make a video narrating the backstory of the watch’s production.
Christmas has passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grab one of these watches for a loved one’s birthday or even for yourself. These timepieces are called the P-51 – named after the P51 Mustang World War II-era fighter plane.
These watches don’t come cheap, though. Pricing starts at $1,495 with three styles available as of right now. If the P-51 watch doesn’t suit your taste, you can also check out their Porsche 911 and Mini Cooper watches, produced the same way. You can’t say anyone else you know has one!
Co-Founder, Christian Mygh says,
"“Most people would just see a pile of metal, a ghost of a Mustang. We see something completely different – the soul of a car and a story that needs to be told. I’m not cutting up Mustangs. I’m bringing Mustangs that are beyond repair back to life as a watch.”"
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