The P-51 Little Red features a dial handcrafted from the Holy Grail of lost collector cars: The one-off 1967 Shelby EXP500 prototype, Little Red.
Model wrist: 18cm
Handcrafted metal dial from the 1967 EXP500 Shelby prototype, Little Red
Swiss Technology Production STP2-12-13, Automatic movement
5 ATM, 50 metres
Countless enthusiasts and experts were sure Little Red had been destroyed more than 50 years ago and lost forever - even more people questioned it had ever existed.
She was ordered by famous race driver and car designer Carroll Shelby, when he came back from the Le Mans 1966 with Ford's first overall win. He wanted to put the big block engine, from the Ford GT40 that had just won the LeMans, in Little Red, making it his personal R&D car.
The hunt for Little Red had become a personal quest for car enthusiast and Chairman & CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, Craig Jackson. He put together a dedicated team to find Little Red and in 2018, his persistence payed off. Little Red was discovered March 3 in rural North Texas.
Being granted the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use these components from the mythological legend in our timepieces, we made a promise to owner Mr. Craig Jackson that our timepieces would honor the automotive history, the cars represent.
"REC Watches goes to extraordinary means to find unique artifacts and put these into a brand new timepiece. That intrigued me, coming off with enough sheet metal to build into the watch. They do it in a way that keep the patina and they build the watch to represent the vehicle."
Craig Jackson - Car Collector, Restorer, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
When we started working on the design in early 2019, we had two overall goals: We wanted the design to reflect its mythological siblings as well as creating a watch that stands on its own.
Secondly, we wanted to create something more wearable for all wrist sizes and therefore downscaled the size to 42 mm.
Creating a watch that honors the design of the most iconic Mustang ever built has been one of our greatest challenges yet. A true Mustang aficionado will immediately recognize all the small design references whereas a watch fan will appreciate the masculine and original design of our latest collection.
Dial Opening Ø: 37mm
3 Hands w. small second at 9h
4-Piece 316L Stainless steel case with black PVD coating and stamped sides
5 ATM, 50 meters
2 year full warranty
Swiss Technology Production STP-12-13
Type Mechanical lever movement, self-winding
Frequency 28,800 VPH (4.0 hz)
Power reserve 42 hours
316L Stainless steel
Top glass Sapphire Crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating
Handcrafted metal dial cut directly from 'Little Red' - the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 EXP
Black calf leather strap with quick-release system
Width (Lugs) 22 mm
Width (Buckle) 20mm
2 Year Warranty
30 days return