1984 Land Rover 110 ‘UJO’ by
1984 Land Rover 110 ‘UJO’ by
The RNR Arkonik is a limited edition timepiece made from the ‘UJO’, a 1984 Land Rover 110 re-imagined by Arkonik.
Limited to 302 pieces.
The RNR Arkonik was designed and produced in close collaboration with Arkonik, as this vehicle holds a very special place in the history of what is today considered one of the finest Land Rover restomod manufacturers in the world.
UJO was the first vehicle acquired by Arkonik’s founder, Andy Hayes, and for years served as a testbed for their Special Vehicles Operations. In 2019, Andy decided to restore the Stratos Blue UJO, incorporating the very best of what Arkonik has to offer. UJO has since become the company’s flagship vehicle.
The RNR name is an abbreviation of ‘Road Not Required’, a reference to the off-road capabilities of these vehicles.
- Diameter 40,0 mm (42,2 mm with crown-guard)
- Height 12,1 mm
- Lug-to-Lug 48,2 mm
- Dial Opening Ø 31,8 mm
- Weight 106g
- Caliber SW290-1 SELLITA movement
- Type Mechanical, self-winding
- Frequency 28,800 VPH (4.0 hz)
- Power reserve 38 hours
- Accuracy ±12 sec per day
- Jewels 31
- Date with quick set
- 2 Hands w. small second at 9 o’clock
- Swiss Super-LumiNova C3 Blue
- 5 ATM, 50 meters
- 3-year full warranty
- 316L Stainless steel
- 3-Piece case with sandblasted, vertical brushes and polished surface and rubber bezel (FKM, Fluorcarbon (Viton®))
- Top glass Sapphire Crystal with multilayer anti-reflective coating
- Closed caseback with laser-engraving and deep etching
- Handcrafted aluminum dial cut directly from the Arkonik signature Land Rover UJO – a 1984 Land Rover 110.
- Blue rubber strap (FKM, Flourcarbon (Viton®))
- Width (Lugs) 22,0 mm
- Width (Buckle) 20,0 mm
- Length 125,0/85,0 mm
Recovered / Recycled / Reclaimed
Birth of a unique restomod
Arkonik’s origins are humble, beginning on founder Andy Hayes’ driveway back in 2006 after he had been involved in a motorcycle accident.
Arriving home from hospital, Hayes discovered his wife had bought him an old 1984 “Stratos Blue” Defender 110 to give him something to do.
The vehicle was nicknamed “UJO” in reference to its license plate “B379 UJO”. Once he had made the old V8 roadworthy, Andy traveled around Europe for a few months before returning to England with an idea: to create the most authentic restored Land Rover Defenders in the world.
And so, Arkonik was born.
A collaboration born of respect
When the UJO was restored in 2019, one of the doors had to be completely replaced, which would eventually be provided from the Arkonik team.
Once we’d removed the paint and primer from the door, we punched out a total of 302 dials from the metal, each bearing the marks and dents acquired over the lifetime of this one-of-a-kind vehicle.
As well as providing the raw materials, the Arkonik team also offered critical feedback and suggestions during the development of the RNR Arkonik watch.
A life on the road in colorful detail
Every detail of the RNR-Arkonik is designed to reflect UJO’s functionality, styling and history.
The 2-piece 40 mm light grey PVD square case with rounded corners and sport decals, in combination with the crown guard, mimics the characteristic angled clamshell bonnet and is built for durability.
Featuring a protective bezel and crown made from black EPDM rubber, C7 blue SuperLumiNova on the hour and minute hands and a light grey PVD case that strikes a sharp contrast with the recycled dial, the RNR-Arkonik is a bold looking timepiece born to seduce anyone who appreciates the design and history of this vehicle.
UJO’s history can even be found on the case-back. The area surrounding the screw-down back features a laser-engraved version of the pattern found on UJO’s chassis that depicts the personal adventures Andy Hayes enjoyed with the car prior to its conversion.
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