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1,495.00 USD

Made from the 2003 Land Rover Defender, aka ‘Rockfighter’.

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1,495.00 USD
Limited to 453 pieces
1,495.00 USD

Made from the 2003 Land Rover Defender, aka ‘Rockfighter’.

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The RNR Rockfighter is a limited edition timepiece made from the 2003 Land Rover Defender, aka ‘Rockfighter’.

Crafted and possessed by Michael Ortner, this exceptional Defender has triumphed over a myriad of terrains, spanning from the rugged mountain paths of Corsica to the scorching deserts of Morocco. The name “Rockfighter” wasn’t bestowed; it was earned through countless exploits.

However, these adventures have taken their toll, leaving the vehicle marked with signs of its rugged journey. In 2019, when a replacement left door was required, we were provided with the original material for recycling and integration into the dial of our RNR-Rockfighter timepiece, honoring the innate functionality and resilience of its source.

The RNR designation stands for “Road Not Required,” a nod to the off-road prowess 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 SW200-1 SELLITA movement
Type Mechanical, self-winding
Frequency 28,800 VPH (4.0 hz)
Power reserve 38 hours
Accuracy ±12 sec per day
Jewels 26
Date with quick set
Hacking seconds


3 Hands 
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 ‘Rockfighter’ – a 2003 Land Rover Defender


Desert canvas and black leather strap
Width (Lugs) 22,0 mm
Width (Buckle) 20,0 mm
Length 125,0/85,0 mm


Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations

A lifetime of tours

Tough as Nails


The ‘Rockfighter’, a 2003 Land Rover Defender, underwent customizations by Michael Ortner himself to confront the rigors of extreme off-road escapades.

Over the past seventeen years, Michael has traversed the globe in the Rockfighter, leading an entourage of off-road vehicles through some of nature’s most challenging terrains as part of his 4X4 Experience tours.

Crafted to push the boundaries of off-road capabilities, this Land Rover has evolved into a tool integral to both Michael’s professional endeavors and personal adventures, embodying the rugged essence and unparalleled versatility emblematic of the Defender.

When the need arose to replace the left door, we eagerly seized the opportunity to repurpose the material for the dial of a robust “daily beater” model.

Adventure on your wrist

Robustness repurposed


From the door of the Rockfighter, we crafted 453 dials, each one coated with a clear lacquer and seamlessly integrated into the RNR Rockfighter design, infusing vitality into a vehicle that has traversed more of the world in seventeen years than most Defenders do in a lifetime.

Every dial carries the marks of the rugged journey this Defender has weathered.

Hard lines

Soft edges


Every detail of the RNR Rockfighter’s design mirrors the functionality and style of the 2003 “Rockfighter” Land Rover Defender, a feat that required a full year of meticulous development to achieve.

Crafted with durability in mind, the 40 mm square case boasts soft, rounded corners capable of withstanding life’s toughest challenges. Drawing inspiration from the vehicle’s exterior, several design elements pay homage to the Defender’s rugged aesthetic.

The protective rubber bezel, reminiscent of the spare tire mounted on the Rockfighter’s hood, and the screw-in case-back featuring a 5-bolt pattern from the vehicle’s hubcaps, are just a few examples. Even the crown guard, when viewed from the side, mimics the Defender’s iconic front grille.

Additionally, the dial adopts the vehicle’s color scheme, while the hands and indices, resembling a compass, are coated with potent C3 Super-LumiNova for optimal visibility during nighttime expeditions.

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