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The 901 RS Limited Edition incorporates recycled parts from one of the most sought-after and iconic sports cars ever built – the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. The 901 RS even goes a step further, as this particular RS donor car sports an impressive racing pedigree – and features our first ever custom-designed stainless steel bracelet!

LIMITED TO 250 PIECES Exclusively available at Selected Official Retailers.

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2 Year Warranty

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THE FINEST 911 EVER BUILT? THE 1973 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS 2.7

The dial of the 901 RS is cut directly from a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7.

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (“Rennsport”) was the top first-generation 911 and marked the very first production street/race 911 widely offered to the public. Only 1.580 were ever produced, but as the car is still considered by many Porschephiles to be the finest 911 ever built, prices on those still around have since skyrocketed, making it one the most sought-after and legendary sports cars ever built.

We managed to find parts from one these legendary Porsche Carrera 911 RS´s to go into our latest Limited Edition. But not just any RS...

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF VIN 9113600237

1973

When we initially started researching the origin of this particular car, we learned that the first owner of the car was the German rally driver Peter Rumpfkeil. During his 3-year ownership the car participated in several rallies, including the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally in the years 1976 and 1977 and Lombard RAC Rally in 1976.

1982

In 1982 the battered 911 RS was acquired by Danish car enthusiast Jørgen Schultz, who initially was completely unaware of the rarity of the car. When he became aware that the car he had acquired was an original Carrera RS, he began restoring it over the next 3 decades until he finally sold the car in 2015, leaving several unusable parts most of which are now incorporated in the Limited Edition 901-RS watch. This – and much more – is all included in the scannable storycard, which accompanies every 901 RS Limited Edition timepiece.

And normally this is where the story ends, however...

2018

On June 26th 2018, we received an email from a German gentleman named Timo Rumpfkeil. By pure coincidence Timo, the son of Peter Rumpfkeil, had learned that we were working on a Limited Edition Collection made from this very car. Timo was able to provide us with a far more complete background of this unique vehicle. In addition to a range of original images of the car, Timo could inform us that the first owner of the car was none other than the famous German Racing driver Clemens Schickentanz, who won both the GT European Championship and several World Championship rounds in the GT class.

Completing the circle

Timo and his father have been chasing the original RS for decades – without success. And neither knew what had happened to the battered 911 RS – until now. Although we were not able to help Timo get his father’s beloved 911 Carrera RS back, we are beyond thrilled to pass on the DNA of the iconic RS racing legend in the form of the 901 RS Limited Edition.

Design references

The power reserve disc at 12 o´clock is created to resemble the fuel - and oil gauge of the early 911´s.

On the 901-01 and 901-03 the back disc is all black when fully charged, whereas on the 901-02 the disc is all white when fully wound.

The 901 Collection has a power reserve of more than 40 hours.
The dial is cut directly from a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS and coated with a grey, semi-transparent lacquer. This ensures no two watches are identical due to the scratches in the patina dial.

The contrast in the rough dial and the brushed and polished 316L stainless steel case sets the 901 apart from any other watch out there.
The face and hands of the 901 Collection features 4 functions:

  • Time
  • Day
  • Date
  • Month
All are inspired by the classic 911 dashboard. Something a true 911 aficionado will spot immediately.
The seconds indices around the outer dial is written in the iconic Porsche font.

The beauty is in the details and we wanted the 901 Collection to pay tribute to the car from which it was partly made as well as having its own identity and standing on its own feet. In all honesty, we would argue that the mission is accomplished.
The caseback is inspired by the highly distinctive Otto Fuchs rims of the classic 911´s – and even the rotor is decorated to resemble the drilled brake discs!

The iconic "Fuchsfelge" was designed by Otto Fuchs in the early 1960´s, when Porsche approached the designer as they needed a very special wheel for their prototype of what was to become the Porsche 911. The rest is history.
The crown itself is designed to mirror the horn cap of the early 911 steering wheels.

The REC logo on the crown has a story of its own. Look carefully and you will notice three gears: One for Recover, one for Recycle, one for Reclaim– the very DNA of the REC concept.
The very shape of the 901 collection is strongly inspired by the soft corners and characteristic rear air grille of the iconic Porsche 911.

The 911 is perhaps the most iconic sports car of all time and looking at the design now and then, the changes have been subtle. A clear indicator that the 911 design stood the test of time. So will your 901 timepiece.
Every single watch is engraved with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the Porsche Carrera 911 RS: 9113600237 – not to be mistaken with the serial number of your watch which you find on the caseback.

The VIN plate cut-away area is a discrete reference to the number plate cut-in of the modern 911´s.
The 901 RS is the very first timepiece from REC Watches introduced on a stainless steel bracelet. This one-of-a-kind bracelet follows the curvature lines of the 901 case shape – and takes inspiration from the characteristic soft, curving corners of the classic Porsche 911.

Technical Specs

Dimensions

Diameter 44mm

Height 13mm

Opening diameter 37mm

Weight 212g

Features

3 Hands / Day / Date / Month / Power Reserve

Skeleton, chrome and yellow printed second hands and indices

4-Piece gungrey PVD & stainless steel case

Black textured top dial


2 years full warranty

3 ATM, 30 meters

Movement

Reference Miyota cal. 9100 movement with rotor decoration

Type Mechanical, self-winding

Frequency 28,800 VPH (4.0 hz)

Power reserve +40 hours

Jewels 26

Materials

Case 316L Stainless steel

Top glass Sapphire Crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating

Caseback glass 5x K1 Mineral Crystal

Dial

Handcrafted metal dial recycled from a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Each dial is coated with a grey, semi-transparent layer of lacquer ensuring that the patina does not “spread” to other parts of the watch.

Bracelet

Bracelet Width 24 mm

Stainless steel bracelet following the soft lines of the 901 case. In the gift box you will also find the necessary tools to change and/or adjust the bracelet.

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