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How often do you find a remarkable watch
with a fascinating heritage? Look no further
than the REC 901, crafted of recycled
Porsche 911 bits and bearing a recycled
TEXT BY BILL LINDSEY
Porsche has always used 3-digit model designations for
its sportscars, but in 1964 when the company planned
to introduce the 911 that would replace the 356, an
apprentice engineer pointed out “901” was already
in use by Peugeot for a car that closely resembled a
baked potato, and whose use might well reignite a
war between the two nations. Thinking fast, the boys
from Stuttgart went to Plan B, naming the new car the
911. One million 911’s later, REC pays homage to the
world’s finest sportscar in the form of the REC 901.
Every elegant 901 is unique as the dials are crafted
from bits of vintage 911s which otherwise would be lost
to scrapyards. An automatic movement keeps precise
time without the need for batteries. The dial features
day, date and month readouts, while the back is styled
after the 911 Fuchs wheel behind which one can see the
movement in action; RECWatches.com.