The 901 RWB ROTANA contains a piece of metal from the RWB Rotana Porsche – the personal and extreme race car of Mr. Akira Nakai - founder of RWB.
Diameter: 44mm (46 with body-kit)
Model wrist: 18 cm
Handcrafted metal dial cut directly from Akira Nakai-San's personal RWB Rotana Porsche 911
Automatic mechanical CAL. 9100 movement with 40 hour power reserve
4-piece stainless PVD-coated steel case
5 ATM, 50 metres
2 year full warranty
2 Year Warranty
30 days return
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
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 Emiretes; when a purple Lamborghini blasted past him as he was walking next to buildings owned by the Rotana group.
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.
The REC X RWB project has been two years in the making – blame it on our Danish perfectionism. Captivating the soul and the design DNA of this project has by no means been an easy task.
Designer of 901 RWB STELLA & ROTANA, Thomas Funder
“Whether you like them or not Mr. Akira Nakai’s RWB creations don’t go unnoticed. You take a stand. We wanted to incorporate the same powerful presence into our Stella and Rotana timepieces.”
We have incorporated the extreme wide body kit and the RAUH-WELT sticker decal into the design of our 901 STELLA & 901 ROTANA timepieces – just to mention one of the many design elements we pay homage to.
No formula or predefined approach defines the process. Constantly adding and constantly cutting away, we are working relentlessly to distill the essence until only the best parts remain encapsulated in pure passion – completing the creative circle.
Diameter 44mm (46mm with body-kit)
Height 14,50 mm
Dial Opening Ø: 36mm
Weight: 130 g
3 Hands / Day / Date / Month / Power Reserve indicator
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
5 ATM, 50 meters
2 year full warranty
Miyota cal. 9100 movement
Type Mechanical, self-winding and hand winding
Frequency 28,800 VPH (4.0 hz)
Power reserve +40 hours
Accuracy -10~+30 sec per day
316L Stainless steel
Top glass Sapphire Crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating
Stainless steel caseback with laser-engraving and deep etching
Handcrafted metal dial cut directly from the hood of Akira Nakai-San’s RWB Rotana – a 1995 Porsche (911) 993.
Black rubber strap (FKM, Flourcarbon (Viton®), with debossed texture, RWB logos and quick-release system.
Width (Lugs) 24 mm
Width (Buckle) 20mm