Partly made from a classic, salvaged Mini
The Cooper dial is inspired by the characteristic bonnet stripes of the classic Mini Cooper S. The stripes are attributed to the legendary race driver John Cooper (1923-2000), whose official racing colors were a British racing green backdrop with white stripes. Still very popular on both classic and modern Mini Cooper cars, the two stripes are subtly incorporated in the dial as a design reference to the car which it was partly made.
The backcase - Recycled and always unique caseback cut from the body of a salvaged Mini Cooper.
Fun fact: The original Mini is by many considered an icon of 1960s British popular Culture. Its space-saving transverse engine front-wheel drive layout influenced car makers all around the world for generations to come. And as a matter of fact, the Mini was awarded the second most influential car of the 20th Century – only surpassed by the Ford Model T. Presented in August 1959 the Mini was introduced as a small economy car. It wasn’t until 1969 the word "MINI" became a marque in its own right when it replaced the separate "Austin Mini" and "Morris Mini" car model names. Performance versions of the classic Minis took the name Cooper, after partnership with racing legend and car maker John Cooper. The Mini Cooper and Cooper S were both successful as race and rally cars winning several championships.
Your Cooper timepiece comes with a scanable Story Card - which is both NFC and QR compatible - taking you directly to a video documenting the stories, anecdotes and origin of the specific car which became part of your watch!
Fun fact: Every Cooper timepiece is engraved with the unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and year of the salvaged Mini Cooper that was used to make the Cooper timepiece.
About REC Watches
REC Watches was launched in 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark by a 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!