Introducing the REC P-51 RTR, a Limited Edition With Metal From Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s 2017 Mustang RTR
REC Watches has recently delivered a restricted version 45-millimeter, Miyota-powered mechanical watch that incorporates recycled carbon-fiber and aluminum parts from best on the planet float racer Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s 2017 Mustang RTR. RTR represents Ready to Rock, Gittin’s company that sells bringing down units, dope wheels, and deceived out trim packages to ordinary people for their road lawful Mustangs. REC is short for Recover, Recycle, Reclaim, which is by and large what this Copenhagen-based watch house has done by building the REC P-51 RTR’s dial and bezel from the beat-up parts of Gittin’s vehicle. Originating in Japan during the 1970s, float dashing has been “import dominated,” to utilize Gittin’s phrase. It never happened to me a decades-old worldwide sport had inspired every one of those brought down Honda Civics with skinny tires, neon edges, animation character decals, and spoilers so huge they’d fill in as pool-side cabanas. As a recent example, I simply had no real way to appreciate the splendid blue Civic hatchback with a Smurf on it that was whipping fiercely from one path to another just to wind up close to me again at red light after red light. I thought these vehicles were senseless; their drivers asinine and frequently dangerous.
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Then I observed a few recordings of float racing—which Gittin portrays as skating with cars—and my brain opened like the carbon-fiber hood of a deceived out Subaru BRZ. Watching these vehicles brush each other as their back tires spun frantically, their front closures ascending off the ground, their drivers counter-guiding these incredibly overpowered machines into ballet dancer like poses to show their profoundly developed driving style while still genuinely competing for position—now everything seemed well and good. Floating was craftsmanship moving, and the vehicles were both paintbrush and canvas.
With my freshly discovered appreciation for floating style, the P-51 RTR watch became animated. The notable Mustang tail-light shapes flanking the crown, RTR’s signature radiant neon green three-sided headlights on the nine o’clock side, the rotor that impersonates a custom RTR edge, and the undeniable instrument checks of the front dial—all of these subtleties exhibit that this watch is a wonder of ground-up plan, one that forfeits no opportunity for a mark contact. Indeed, even the 24-millimeter strap is deceived out with Gittin’s hustling number (25) sewed in as Roman numerals (XXV).
The Miyota 9130 mechanical auto-winding development is set into the lower hemisphere of the case, an area reflected in the placement of the principle dial, the crown, and the rotor around back. Three-hands show the time on the primary dial, and the date is cunningly incorporated here also. Around back we see the spoked rotor through a rectangular sapphire window that recommends, perhaps, a back view reflect. The 9130 likewise includes a power hold check, which REC has astutely laid into a fuel-measure aperture at 12 o’clock. On a full wind, power save is around 40 hours.
Most essentially, the dial is from the carbon-fiber of the super light body of Gittin’s Mustang, and the bezel is produced using manufactured carbon-fiber and aluminum of the directing shaft. REC noticed that they’ve kept as a significant part of the patina (their statement) of these materials in politeness as could be expected. I’m not certain that deliberately floating a 900-horsepower Mustang into your opponent’s vehicle to flaunt your nuanced driving abilities brings about anything as manageable as “patina,” so let’s simply say that the dial and bezel have been exposed to incredible maltreatment.
And in this lies the story: 350 people will claim part of Gittin’s genuine dashing vehicle from 2017; they will possess the very materials that helped Gittin show the world his agile, adapted control of that ludicrously overpowered Mustang as it seethed a long ways past the constraints of foothold and mental stability. I’m still not persuaded about that Smurf vehicle, yet I’m totally prevailed upon by this watch and the story it tells.
The REC P-51 RTR retails for $1,895. REC