Classic Mustang used to craft wristwatches

 
 
Posted12/18/2017 6:00 AM
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  • Salvaged Ford Mustangs are being transformed into unique timepieces.

    Salvaged Ford Mustangs are being transformed into unique timepieces. Photos Courtesy of REC Watches

  • A Swiss design agency helped come up with the watch's design.

    A Swiss design agency helped come up with the watch's design.

  • A rare 1966 Raven Black Mustang became the basis for this limited edition of 250 watches.

    A rare 1966 Raven Black Mustang became the basis for this limited edition of 250 watches.

  • The hour hands mimic the look of a speedometer gauge.

    The hour hands mimic the look of a speedometer gauge.

It's time for Christmas shopping and for the Mustang motorhead on your list, check out REC Watches.

The company launched in 2014 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, where it makes watches out of classic Motor City muscle.

The two founders, Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup, scour junkyards around the world, hunting for "wrecked beyond repair" rides from the 1960s. Steel is taken from the bodywork of the vehicles. It's then worked into the watch design, serving as unique dials, of which no two are alike.

On one trip to Sweden, the team struck gold, finding a rare 1966 Raven Black Mustang that became the basis for its limited edition P51-04 collection of 250 watches. A Swiss design agency came up with the design, which features numerous retro-style influences from the car; the hour gauge that looks like a speedometer and a power reserve gauge mimics the fuel gauge.

There's also a tiny plaque, showing the vehicle identification number and year of the salvaged Mustang used to make the watch.

The sides of the watch case carry over the Mustang theme. One side mimics the grille while the other mimics the taillights. The time pieces feature automatic movement and are self-winding with a power reserve of 48 hours.

Just as every car has a story, every watch gets a story, too. Each watch gets a scannable "story card" that takes owners to a video documenting the stories of the Mustang's previous owners and origin of the car made to make their watch.

Each watch comes with a two-year warranty and if you want one, you'll have to pony up $1,495.

For the other car enthusiasts in your life, REC Watches also makes watches from reclaimed Porsche 911s and Mini Coopers.

• Share your car's story with Matt at auto@dailyherald.com.

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