We identify and recover salvaged icons from all over the world, tracking it's origin and previous owners to tell the story.
Born with a story 30-60 years old
The components of the salvaged icon is recycled to the extent possible, preserving as much of the patina as possible.
Visually unique No two watches are identical
The recycled components are repurposed as components in a brand new and utterly unique timepiece honoring the original design.
Built to last a lifetime Highest grade components
Every single REC timepiece incorporates salvaged, recycled parts from iconic vehicles that are beyond repair. A concept we named RECOVER, RECYCLE, RECLAIM - or just REC for short.
Due to the variations of patina in the recycled dials, all of our watches are visibly unique, has its own story to tell and features design references to the car from which it was partly made.
We’ve put our hearts, souls and more work than we care to think about into these collections striving to hit a perfect blend of distinctive designs, subtle references, handmade premium components and truly unique storytelling!
Jonathan Kamstrup & Christian Mygh
Founders of REC Watches
REC Watches is founded by two Danish entrepreneurs and childhood buddies, Christian Felix Mygh and Jonathan Kampstrup.
The Mark I and Cooper – both made from classic salvaged Minis – are launched. The quartz collection proves immensely popular, resulting in a sold out first batch.
The now discontinued Minimalist quartz Collection is born.
The two founders, Christian and Jonathan, present REC Watches on the Danish version of Shark Tank on national television. 4 out of 5 investors love the idea of giving rebirth to classic icons as a watch.
The P-51 Collection – recycled from salvaged classic Ford Mustang’s – is born. The collection marks REC Watches’ first mechanical collection and is designed by world renowned Swiss design agency, Studio Divine. Furthermore, the P-51 collection is successfully launched on Kickstarter – raising more than $492,000.
The P-51 Collection is launched to the public and named one of top-5 watches under $5.000 by The Wall Street Journal at the international watch and jewelry fair, Baselworld.
The Store Exclusive Limited Edition P-51-04 was produced in only 250 pieces and sold out shortly after the official launch. The dial was salvaged from a Raven Black 1966 Ford Mustang recovered in Sweden, Europe.
The second mechanical collection – made from salvaged, air-cooled Porsche 911’s – is presented on Kickstarter raising more than $ 627,000. The collection – also designed by Studio Divine – goes on sale for the public on November 2017.
In May of 2018 REC Watches released the P-51 RTR in collaboration with 3 X World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin JR. – limited to 350 pieces worldwide. The RTR was recycled from Vaughn Gittin’s 2017 Mustang drift car and the first REC timepiece to incorporate Carbon.
The Store Exclusive Limited Edition 901 RS was produced in only 250 pieces and also sold out shortly after its official launch. The dial was cut directly from a highly sought-after 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, and the timepiece itself was the first ever timepiece incorporating a stainless steel bracelet.
The RJM is the first Pilot’s watch from REC Watches and incorporates a piece of aluminum from a Spitfire aircraft that crashed during WW2 in the spring of 1945.
If you do have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us using either the form below or by getting in direct contact with the team.
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