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REC Watches RJM Bluebird Limited Edition

Introduced in 2019, the RJM Bluebird by REC Watches incorporate aluminum from the wings of a 1944 Spitfire aircraft that crashed on the Russian Tundra during WW2. This timepiece is limited to 334 pieces.

The RJM collection was first introduced in December 2008 as a tribute to the mighty Spitfire aircrafts. The RJM 04 BLUEBIRD is the fourth timepiece from this family. In 1945, a Spitfire aircraft crashed on the Russian tundra during a dogfight. This incredible story is captivated in the RJM 04 BLUEBIRD, which also marks end of an era for the RJM as it completes the collection.

The RJM 04 BLUEBIRD features a blue sunburst dial and a blue woven strap, honoring the RAF pilots and their famous blue uniform. The story of how the azure color became synonymous with the uniforms of the British Royal Air Force pre-dates the RAF itself, as the blue fabric was originally manufactured for the Russian army. However due to the Russian Revolution the RAF acquired these uniforms after having been founded in 1918.

It sports a 40mm diameter stainless steel case with sapphire crystal top glass and mineral crystal case-back. The mechanical engine that powers this timepiece is a MIYOTA 9015 automatic caliber with a power reserve of more than 40 hours. Its oscillating weight takes inspiration from the spitfire metal rivet construction.

In honor of this one-of-a-kind aircraft, the brand has been donating part of the proceeds of every sold RJM timepiece towards the restoration of PT879, the donor Mark IX Spitfire aircraft.

Design highlights

Technical details

Model: The RJM Bluebird

Case
316L stainless steel case
Diameter: 40 MM
Opening diameter: 33 MM
Height: 10.9 MM
Top glass: Sapphire crystal with AR-coating
Mineral crystal caseback glass
Water resistance: 3 ATM, 30 meters

Movement
MIYOTA Cal. 9015 with rotor decoration
Type: Mechanical, self-winding
Frequency: 28,800 VPH
Power reserve: 40+ hours
24 jewels

Dial
Blue Sunburst Dial with powerful lume on hands and hour markers
Date aperture at 6H

Strap
Filt / Calf leather inner lining strap
Strap width: 20 mm

Warranty
2 years full warranty

Recommended retail price
$1,295.00 USD / € 1,745.00 EUR

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