The RNR Beachrunner is our first-ever Swiss Made timepiece with a dial handcrafted from the roof of a 1981 Land Rover. Limited to 552 pieces.
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 12,1 mm
Model wrist: 18 cm
Handcrafted metal dial cut directly from the roof of a 1981 Land Rover Series III
Sellita SW200-1, self-winding, automatic movement
5 ATM, 50 metres
3 Year Warranty
30 days return
The RNR Beachrunner is handcrafted from the roof of a 1981 Land Rover Series III - owned by Portuguese photographer and filmmaker, Daniel Espirito Santo and a close and personal companion to an artist living in the present (and for most of the time, in his car).
Having established contact, we soon found out his beloved Land Rover needed a new roof. The constant salty winds and the salt water dripping from his surfboards had slowly, but surely eaten away vital parts of his roof. What had once been the metallic blanket for Daniel on his countless adventures and nights became the dial of a new and complex piece of machinery - the "face" of the new RNR Beachrunner timepiece.
Every aspect of the RNR Beachrunner design reflects the function and aesthetic of the classic Land Rover Series III. Captivating the design DNA of the Land Rover has been no easy task and many years under development.
Capturing the iconic design trademarks of the Land Rover while designing a timepiece that can completely stand on its own was no easy task. The imposing and majestic form factor of the Land Rover has been boiled down to a 40mm timepiece that pays homage to the British icon.
"With the RNR collection it was all about straight, square lines softened by the round elements found on the Land Rover - the shape of the wheel being one. We wanted to create a timepiece that spoke directly to the hearts of watch and Land Rover fans all over the world."
Designer of REC Watches, Thomas Funder
Captivating the design DNA of the Land Rover has been many years under development and the first, early sketch of what would later become the Beachrunner saw the light of day in the Autumn of 2018.
As always, no formula or predefined approach defines the process. We are constantly adding and constantly cutting away, working relentlessly to distill the essence until only the best parts remain encapsulated in pure passion.
Diameter 40mm (42,25mm with crown-guard)
Height 12,10 mm
Dial Opening Ø: 31,80mm
2 Hands w. small second at 9h
Swiss Super-LumiNova C3 Green
3-Piece 316L Stainless steel case with sandblasted, vertical brushes and polished surface and rubber bezel (FKM, Fluorcarbon (Viton®))
5 ATM, 50 meters
2 year full warranty
Type Mechanical lever movement, self-winding
Frequency 28,800 VPH (4.0 hz)
Power reserve 38 hours
Accuracy -12~+12 sec per day
Date with quick set
316L Stainless steel
Top glass Sapphire Crystal with multilayer anti-reflective coating
Laser-engraved and deep etched case back and crown guards
Handcrafted aluminum dial cut directly from 'Beachrunner' - a 1981 Land Rover Series III
Black rubber strap (FKM, Flourcarbon (Viton®))
Width (Lugs) 22 mm
Width (Buckle) 20mm
3 Year Warranty
30 days return