2003 Land Rover Defender
2003 Land Rover Defender
The RNR Rockfighter is a limited edition timepiece made from the 2003 Land Rover Defender nicknamed ‘Rockfighter’.
Limited to 453 pieces.
This timepiece pays tribute to the raw functionality and durability of its donor vehicle.
Built and owned by Michael Ortner, this unique Defender has conquered every kind of terrain, from the steep mountain roads of Corsica to the baking deserts of Morocco.
The Rockfighter’s name was not given – it was earned. Still, the vehicle’s many adventures have led to some serious wear and tear over time.
In 2019, when the car needed a replacement left door, we were given the original material to recycle and incorporate into the dial of our RNR-Rockfighter timepiece.
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 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
Recovered / Recycled / Reclaimed
Tough as nails
The Rockfighter is a 2003 Land Rover Defender that Michael Ortner himself customized to face the challenges of extreme off-road adventures.
Over the last seventeen years, Michael has traveled the world in the Rockfighter, leading a convoy of off-road vehicles across some of the toughest terrain nature has to offer as part of his 4X4 Experience tours.
Designed to test the limits of what an off-roader can do, this Land Rover has become a tool that Michael uses in both his work and adventures, and captures the rugged spirit and extreme versatility that define the Defender.
When Michael needed to replace the left door, we jumped at the chance to repurpose the material for the dial in a robust “daily beater” model.
We managed to punch out 453 dials from the Rockfighter’s door, which we coated with a clear lacquer and built directly into the RNR-Rockfighter design, breathing new life into a vehicle that has seen more of the world in seventeen years than most Defenders will in a lifetime.
Each dial bears the scars of the tough life this Defender has endured.
Hard lines, soft edges
Every aspect of the RNR-Rockfighter’s design reflects the functionality and aesthetic of the 2003 “Rockfighter” Land Rover Defender, and it took a full year of development for us to successfully capture the vehicle’s design DNA.
The 40 mm square case with soft, rounded corners is built to withstand almost anything life might throw at it, and many of its design features have been carefully crafted to echo the exterior of the vehicle itself.
The protective rubber bezel is inspired by the spare tire mounted on the Rockfighter’s hood, and the 5-bolt pattern found on the vehicle’s hubcaps features on the screw-in case-back.
Viewed in profile, the crown guard is shaped to resemble the Defender’s distinctive front grille, while the dial takes on the vehicle’s color scheme. And for all the midnight adventurers out there, the compass-inspired hands and indices are coated with powerful C3 Super-LumiNova.
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