Paying Tribute to the Iconic Porsche 911
The 901 collection has more than 50 years of history captivated in one watch. Paying tribute to the iconic air-cooled Porsche 911’s, the dial is made from vintage 911 parts. The subtle references to the design of the original 911 is REC Watches' way of paying tribute to one of the most iconic sports cars ever created.
Fun fact: 901 was the name originally intended for the legendary Porsche 911. In the autumn of 1964, at the Paris Auto Salon, Porsche presented their successor to their 356 model. Unfortunately for Porsche, another car maker had claimed ownership of any three digit numbers with an ‘0’ in the middle. Porsche, therefore, simply replaced the ‘0’ with the number ‘1’.
The 901 collection is powered by a top-tier automatic movement; the Miyota calibre 9100. Produced by the world-renowned company, Miyota, the 9-series represent their top series of movements.
The 911 Porsche saw the dawn of light in 1963, when it was first introduced to the public at the Frankfurt Motor show in Germany. The design of the Porsche 911 traces its roots to the early sketches drawn in 1959 by automotive engineer and founder of Porsche, Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche.
The Porsche 911 replaced the Porsche 356 and was developed as a more powerful – yet at the same time comfortable - replacement.
Since the introduction of the 911, it has achieved a legendary status and is the sports car with the most iconic design as the 911 has stuck to its original design philosophy throughout the last 50 years. The 911 is world famous for its evolutionary design approach. A design that has stood the test of time to this day. So will your 901 timepiece.
The dial is cut directly from a salvaged Porsche 911 and coated with a grey, semi-transparent lacquer. This ensures no two watches are identical due to the scratches in the patina dial. The contrast in the rough dial and the brushed and polished 316L stainless steel case sets the 901 apart from any other watch out there.
The power reserve disc at 12 o'clock is created to resemble the fuel - and oil gauge of the early 911's. On the 901-01 and 901-03 the back disc is all black when fully charged, whereas on the 901-02 the disc is all white when fully wound.
Functions of the 901 that can be seen on the dial are all inspired by the classic 911 dashboard. Something a true 911 aficionado will spot immediately.
The seconds indices around the outer dial is written in the iconic Porsche font.
The caseback is inspired by the highly distinctive Otto Fuchs rims of the classic 911's – and even the rotor is decorated to resemble the drilled brake discs! The iconic "Fuchsfelge" was designed by Otto Fuchs in the early 1960s, when Porsche approached the designer as they needed a very special wheel for their prototype of what was to become the Porsche 911. The rest is history.
The very shape of the 901 collection is strongly inspired by the soft corners and characteristic rear air grille of the iconic Porsche 911.
The crown itself is designed to mirror the horn cap of the early 911 steering wheels. The REC logo on the crown has a story of its own. Look carefully and you will notice three gears: One for RECover, one for RECycle, one for REClaim– the very DNA of the REC concept.
Fun fact: Every single watch is engraved with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the salvaged 911 from which it was made – not to be mistaken with the serial number of your watch which you find on the caseback. The VIN plate cut-away area is a discrete reference to the number plate cut-in of the modern 911's.
Truly, mission accomplished in REC Watches' homage to the Porsche 911.
Every 901 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
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!
Case size: 44mm
Case material: 316L stainless steel
Case back: 5x K1 mineral crystal
Movement type: Automatic
Movement no.: Miyota 9100
Power reserve: Approx 40hrs
Dial: Handcrafted metal dial made from a recycled Porsche 911; each dial is coated with a grey, semi-transparent layer of lacquer ensuring that the patina does not "spread" to other parts of the watch
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 3ATM
Strap type: Leather
Strap material: Calf
Buckle: Stainless steel
Features: 3 hands / day / date / month / power reserve; skeleton, chrome and red printed hands; Superluminova on hands & indices; 4-piece gungrey PVD and stainless steel case; grey textured top dial
Warranty: 2 years