First batch 100 pieces / 18 left in stock

TURBO NightDrive

895.00 USD 626.00 USD
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The TURBO NightDrive is a Swiss-made timepiece inspired by the by the vibrant spirit of ‘Turbo era’ cars from the 1980s.

  • Free worldwide shipping. Customs/duties for non-EU orders not included. Read More
  • 36-month sales warranty & 30-day returns from date of delivery. Read More
  • Secure payments with credit card, Paypal or in monthly installments with Splitit
  • Need further help with this item? Contact us
895.00 USD 626.00 USD
First batch 100 pieces / 18 left in stock
895.00 USD 626.00 USD
USD EUR GBP DKK

The TURBO NightDrive is a Swiss-made timepiece inspired by the by the vibrant spirit of ‘Turbo era’ cars from the 1980s.

  • Free worldwide shipping. Customs/duties for non-EU orders not included. Read More
  • 36-month sales warranty & 30-day returns from date of delivery. Read More
  • Secure payments with credit card, Paypal or in monthly installments with Splitit
  • Need further help with this item? Contact us
First batch 100 pieces / 18 left in stock
895.00 USD 626.00 USD
USD EUR GBP DKK
Story

The Turbo Decade

The TURBO craze was a phase in the 80’s which infused everyday road cars with the magical powers of race cars. From no-nonsense family cars to world-beating supercars, ‘Turbo Everything’ was a phrase coined in the industry.

The fuel crises of the 1970’s spurred automakers to spend the development money on precision machining and overbuilt, higher-pressure-tolerant engines to make turbochargers feasible.

A striking TURBO badge embossed across the exterior of the car sold itself – in fact, many automakers sold the infamous badging, but not necessarily the associated turbocharging.

The first real successes in the market were the Mercedes-Benz 300SD and the Saab 900 Turbo in the late 1970’s. With the concept finally proven for passenger cars in the real world, automakers and buyers began to flock to smaller-displacement and fuel-efficient turbocharged cars over the coming decade.

Inspiration

A boxy design for an ‘out-of-the-box’ car

Prior to the 1980’s, automakers mainly developed new car designs using clay, wood, or other physical materials, but during the 80’s they started to use computer models. Using computers allowed aerodynamic calculations which supported needed fuel efficiency, it also gave automakers the means to produce softer curves – that was developed further in the following decades. 

The 80’s represented a change in style that had not been seen before in automotive engineering. Not only did cars get new exterior designs with sporty details such as hood scoops and rear window plastic louvres – both in factory-standard models and custom modifications.

The cabins became more technology-focused with cool comfort features, like digital instruments, trip computers, climate control, air conditioning and basic seat functions. Cheaper materials as textile replaced leather and plastic was the new to go material replacing not only wood trim but used as constructional components inside the interior. Plastic parts also emerged onto the exterior, metal fenders, grills and outside trim was all replaced with this new wonder material.

Result

The core of TURBO

From choices in materials, styling and shape, the TURBO Collection is designed to mimic this retro-cool era of car design.

A sentiment for those who want to reminisce, the turbo-inspired design cues imbuing throughout the watch range harken back to the shape, materials, and styling of these highly characteristic cars. Enclosed within a 40mm case that showcases the same rigidity and boxy silhouette of the turbocharged cars, the timepieces are scattered with evocative design references left for the wearer to cherish.

The dial draws inspiration from the rear window louvres, made from recycled plastic and engraved with the iconic ‘Turbo badging’ at 4 o’clock. Below the upper dial, sits a full Super-LumiNova lower dial, allowing a radiant presentation of neon glow through both the indices and louvre-slats.

This is neatly complemented by the vibrant (HNBR) rubber straps to match the decade of illuminated colour, complete with 1980’s decal styling and quick-release system.

Specs
Dimensions

Diameter 40,0 mm

Height 12,3 mm

Lug-to-Lug 46,0 mm

Dial Opening Ø 31,6 mm

Movement

 

Swiss-made SELLITA cal. SW200-1

Time & Date (Hours, Minutes, Seconds & Date)

Sweeping seconds

Self-winding mechanism

Date quick setting

Automatic & manual winding

20 Jewels

41 Hours power reserve

VPH 28,800 bph, 4Hz

Accuracy ±5 sec per day

Materials

Top Glass: Sapphire crystal w. 3 layers of anti-reflection coating + sapphire coating.

Caseback Glass: Mineral glass w. smoky effect.

Case, bezel, crown & caseback: 316L Stainless steel.

Strap

Strap: Rubber

Buckle: 316L Stainless steel.

Width (lug): 20mm

Width (buckle): 18mm

Length: 125 / 75mm

Martijn D.

Special and beautiful watch, with very neat customer service.Good delivery of a rather exclusive watch. It feels and looks different and that’s exactly what I’m looking for. Absolutely recommended!!

Jack N.

Honestly built to a perfect specification.

Morten A.

Cool watches, perfect service, world class.

Michael F.

Fantastic craftsmanship and communication throughout the process.

Gilgamesh G.

Very good quality. I like cars and I like watches. Luxurious watches are good, nevertheless they lack in the touch of wildness. REC watches are on that regard a precious combination. As long as I wear it my blood gets fuelled up.

Hamad A.

Excellent job guys. I love my watch, now I’m waiting for REC new project.

Mark T.

Very nice watch. Very good attention to detail. Wearing it today.

Maurice D.

Beautiful piece, well made and attention to detail spot on. All in all a quality product to enjoy for life.

Designed in Denmark

Made in Switzerland

Since 2014 we have taken great pride in creating products that stand the test of time. We design and develop our watches from our base in Denmark before we turn to our production partners in Switzerland. We therefore offer a 36-month full warranty on movement and case, should anything go wrong we’ll be happy to repair or replace it – just reach out. Should you not be 100% satisfied within 30 days of purchasing one of our watches, you can send them back to us for a full no quibble refund or exchange. All items must be returned in their original condition – unworn and undamaged.

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