A Special Collab Recycled from Original RWB Porsches
The 901 RWB Rotana contains a piece of metal from Akira Nakai's personal RWB Porsche 911: Rotana – an absolutely outrageous, almost blasphemous, purple turbo car. The purple Rotana is Nakai-san’s vision taken to the extreme. The idea for this evolutionary refinement on his first project suddenly materialized in his mind during a visit to the United Arab Emirates; when a purple Lamborghini blasted past him as he was walking next to buildings owned by the Rotana Group.
Nakai-san is considered an artist and underground phenomenon in the car and drifting community, having specialized in the installation of custom wide-body kits and extreme fenders on classic Porsche 911’s. Doing most of his work by hand, Nakai-san’s RWB conversions are unmistakable and controversial.
His violent, chaotic approach is the antithesis to Porsche’s discreet, careful upgrades of their iconic cars. His conversion projects are complete transformative experiences and the birth of something new and extreme – turning the sophisticated Dr. Jekyll into the beastly Mr. Hyde.
Nakai-san might be transforming the classic Porsche 911 into something extreme for a living – but his love of these vehicles is the reason the hoods removed from his own cars are still to be found in his garage in Kashiwa, Japan.
Raw material from these legendary vehicles is punched into watch dials, coated with a clear lacquer and built directly into the 901 RWB design, ending its long and extreme journey of alteration. The entire idea behind Rauh-Welt Begriff (RWB) and everything that Nakai-san has sacrificed for his automotive art is distilled into a limited run of only 305 watches.
REC Watches has incorporated the extreme wide body kit and the RAUH-WELT sticker decal into the design of the 901 STELLA & 901 ROTANA timepieces – just to mention one of the many design elements REC Watches pay homage to.
No formula or predefined approach defines the process. Constantly adding and constantly cutting away, REC Watches is working relentlessly to distill the essence until only the best parts remain encapsulated in pure passion – completing the creative circle.
About REC Watches
REC Watches was launched in 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark bya team of petrolheads and watch fanatics with the vision of transforming these passions into truly unique timepieces.
Guided by the unique concept to RECover - RECycle - REClaim, the result is that every single REC watch incorporates salvaged, recycled parts of iconic cars.
With a REC watch, expect to find a perfect blend of distinctive designs, subtle references, handmade components and fantastic storytelling!
Limited edition: Only 305 pieces available worldwide
Case size: 44mm
Case material: 4-piece 316L stainless steel case with black PVD coating and purple PVD coated side panels
Case back: Stainless steel caseback with laser-engraving and deep etching
Movement type: Automatic
Movement no.: Miyota 9100
Power reserve: Approx 40hrs
Dial: Handcrafted metal dial cut directly from the hood of Akira Nakai-San’s personal RWB Rotana – a 1995 Porsche (911) 993
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 5ATM
Strap type: Rubber
Strap material: Black rubber strap (FKM, Flourcarbon (Viton®), with debossed texture, RWB logos and quick-release system
Buckle: Stainless steel, black PVD tang buckle
Features: 3 hands / day / date / month; quick date set; Super LumiNova X1 Green on hands & indices; 4-piece 316L stainless steel case with black PVD coating and purple PVD coated side panels
Warranty: 2 years