The Mark I Collection is partly made from a classic, salvaged Mini meaning every single timepiece is visibly unique and born with a story.REC Watches and it's products are not in any way associated or supported by BMW AG or any of its affiliates.
The Mark I dial layout is inspired by the classic elliptical dashboard of the Mark I & II Minis, with dials made directly from salvaged chassis parts from the iconic car. Today, the classic Mini has in many ways become synonymous with the joyful 60′s, and was a favorite among both celebrities and the common public.
Worth noting, the center placement of the cars dashboard is rumored to be designed such that the co-driver could easily keep an eye on the road during rally races!
The original Mini (Mark I) 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.
Every single Mark I timepiece comes with a brochure telling you the story of the specific car that became your watch – along with a copy of the car’s original logbook.
Opening diameter 36.5mm
Chronograph 60 min
24 hour indicator
Superluminous chrome hands
Black ellipse shape chronograph & sub-dials
2 years full warranty
5 ATM, 50 meters
Reference TMI VK64
Battery life Approx. 3 years
Case 316L Stainless steel
Top glass Sapphire Crystal with anti-reflective coating
Handcrafted metal dial made from a recycled Austin Mini. Each dial is coated with a clear layer of lacquer ensuring that the patina does not "spread" to other parts of the watch.
Strap Width 22 mm
Brown croco pattern calf leather strap with quick-release system.