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Made from the 1981 Land Rover Series III, aka ‘Beachrunner’.

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1,395.00 USD
Limited to 552 pieces – SOLD OUT
1,395.00 USD

Made from the 1981 Land Rover Series III, aka ‘Beachrunner’.

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The RNR Beachrunner is a limited edition timepiece made from the 1981 Land Rover Series III, ‘Beachrunner’.

Daniel Espirito Santo, a Portuguese contemporary photographer and filmmaker, has chosen the laid-back approach to life most of us can only dream of. Years ago, Daniel made the decision to live his life strictly in the present, and now spends most of his days on the beaches of Peniche, in his constant quest for that, one, perfect wave – documenting his adventures along the way.

For him, nothing symbolizes freedom in his life better than his not-so-trusty ’81 Series III – nicknamed ‘Beachrunner’ – which he refers to as his ultimate partner of adventure. When the roof of the vehicle was to be restored, we jumped at the opportunity to create a watch which embodies more than just the history and utility of a vehicle – it was a chance to capture the unique bond that can exist between man and machine.

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 110g


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 Green
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 ‘Beachrunner’ – a 1981 Land Rover Series III


Black rubber strap (FKM, Flourcarbon (Viton®))
Width (Lugs) 22,0 mm
Width (Buckle) 20,0 mm
Length 125,0/85,0 mm

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations


A symbol of life lived in the moment

Thanks to the endless sea breezes and the saltwater dripping from his surfboards, the roof of Daniel’s beloved 1981 series III Land Rover, the “Beachrunner”, had been slowly eaten away.

The vehicle was not only Daniel’s trusty companion on his daily adventures; it had also become a motorized emblem of his life-changing decision to escape the corporate rat race.

Once the metal blanket that protected Daniel on his off-road adventures and beneath starry night skies, the vehicle underwent significant restoration in 2018.

Keenly aware of its role as a symbol of the easy-going approach to life, rather than simply a means of transport, we decided to incorporate parts of Daniel’s replaced roof in the dials of the RNR Beachrunner timepiece.


From roof to wrist

We used the sheet metal from the roof to stamp out 552 dials, each with its own unique patina to make sure no two RNR Beachrunners look the same.

After scraping away the residual paint and primer to expose the bare metal, we carefully applied a thin layer of transparent lacquer to obtain a completely fl at surface and form a vacuum, which halts any oxidation in its tracks.


A perfect marriage of form and function

Every aspect of the RNR Beachrunner design reflects the function and aesthetic of the classic Land Rover Series III.

It was a major challenge to successfully capture the vehicle’s design DNA, with the whole development process taking a year.

The 40 mm square case with soft, rounded corners is built to withstand pretty much anything you could throw at it, and many of its design features are taken directly from the Land Rover itself.

The protective rubber bezel echoes the spare tire mounted on the hood, while the screw-in case-back features the 5-bolt pattern found on the hubcaps. Even the profile of the crown guard has been painstakingly designed to mirror the Land Rover’s distinctive front grille.

The RNR Beachrunner’s dial is inspired by the vehicle’s color scheme, and its hands and indices are coated with powerful C3 Super-LumiNova for the midnight adventurers out there.

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