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Made from a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7.

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1.995,00 EUR
Limited to 250 pieces
1.995,00 EUR
USD EUR GBP DKK

Made from a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7.

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Description

The 901 RS is a limited edition timepiece made from a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7.

The donor vehicle (VIN 9113600237) boasts an impressive racing pedigree which has been meticulously traced back through its previous owners and their families. It competed in several famous rallies and was owned by a well-known German racing driver back in the 1970s.

The 901-RS features our first ever custom-designed stainless steel bracelet and a one-of-a-kind rounded case with short lugs.

Decked out in striking black and yellow, each dial bears its own unique marks and flaws from the vehicle, which means you’ll never see two identical 901-RS watches.

Specifications
Dimensions

Diameter 44,0 mm
Height 13,0 mm
Opening diameter 37,0 mm
Weight 212g

Movement

Caliber 9100 Miyota movement w. rotor decoration
Type Mechanical, self-winding
Frequency 28,800 VPH (4.0 hz)
Power reserve +40 hours
Jewels 26

Features

3 Hands / Day / Date / Month / Power Reserve indicator
Skeleton, chrome and yellow hands and indices
Black textured top dial
3 years full warranty
3 ATM, 30 meters

Case

316L Stainless steel
4-Piece case with gungrey PVD coating
Top glass Sapphire Crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating
Exhibition caseback with Mineral Crystal

Materials

Handcrafted metal dial recycled from a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7.

Strap

Stainless steel bracelet following the soft lines of the 901 case
Width 24,0 mm

Legal Disclaimer

REC Watches and its products are not in any way associated or supported by Porsche AG or any of its affiliates.

“It’s not technology that makes history, but the people who invented it.”

– Ferdinand Porsche

A car with an

Illustrious past

 

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (Rennsport) stands as the pinnacle of the first-generation 911 models, marking the inception of a production street/racing variant widely accessible to enthusiasts.

Despite its limited production of 1580 units, this model remains revered among Porschephiles, often hailed as the epitome of 911 engineering. In our pursuit of crafting the 901-RS Limited Edition timepiece, we were fortunate to source components from one of these iconic vehicles.

However, the story of VIN 9113600237 proved to be extraordinary beyond expectation. Initial research unveiled its prestigious lineage, tracing back to its first owner, the renowned German rally driver Peter Rumpfkeil. Rumpfkeil’s three-year ownership saw the car compete in illustrious events such as the Monte Carlo Rally in 1976 and 1977, as well as the Lombard RAC Rally in 1976.

The narrative took an unexpected turn when, on June 26th, 2018, an email arrived from Timo Rumpfkeil, son of Peter Rumpfkeil. Serendipitously, Timo stumbled upon our project and generously shared a wealth of insights into the car’s history.

Among his revelations was the revelation that the initial owner of this remarkable vehicle was none other than the legendary German racing driver Clemens Schickentanz. Schickentanz’s accolades include victories in the European GT Championship and multiple World Championship rounds in the GT class, adding another layer of prestige to the car’s storied past.

Salvaged from

A labor of love

 

In 1982, Jørgen Schultz, a Danish car collector, acquired the weathered 911 RS without fully grasping its rarity. However, upon realizing its status as an original Carrera RS, Schultz embarked on an ambitious restoration journey spanning over three decades.

When Schultz eventually parted ways with the vehicle in 2015, he retained numerous residual components. Many of these parts now find new life in the intricate craftsmanship of the 250 limited-edition 901-RS watches.

Only 250 dials were meticulously crafted from the salvaged material. Each dial underwent a meticulous process, receiving a delicate application of darkened transparent lacquer to achieve a flawlessly smooth surface and establish a protective seal against oxidation, crucial for preserving the integrity of the half-century-old metal.

Sporty elegance

In signature livery

 

Utilizing our extensive understanding of the car’s rich heritage, we embarked on a mission to craft a model within our 901 Collection that would encapsulate the remarkable motorsport legacy, rarity, and aesthetic appeal of the vehicle.

Drawing inspiration from the iconic 911 RS, our vision for the 901-RS timepiece aimed to merge athletic characteristics with enduring sophistication.

The watch boasts a stainless steel bracelet meticulously crafted to harmonize with the graceful contours of the case. While the dial commands attention as the centerpiece, astute observers will discern subtle nods to various design elements embedded throughout the 901-RS.

A striking tribute to the car’s renowned black-and-yellow color scheme, synonymous with its origins at the Stuttgart factory, defines the visual identity of the 901-RS. The sandwich dial hosts five distinct functions, reminiscent of the original five-dial cluster found in the 911, while the watch hands faithfully replicate the gauge needles.

Positioned at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, the month, date, and day indicators feature contrasting black and yellow backgrounds, mirroring the iconic hues. Additionally, the 40-hour power reserve indicator positioned at 12 o’clock mirrors the format of a traditional gas and oil gauge, further reinforcing the timepiece’s homage to the vehicle’s instrumentation.

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