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REC Watches 901 GW Collection – The “Carbon Exoskeleton” and the “Chelsea Grey”, in Collaboration with Gunther Werks

REC Watches has released a new limited-edition collection of 901 Swiss-made timepieces, made from carbon fiber from the two Porsche 993 cars Remastered by Gunther Werks: The “Carbon Exoskeleton” and the “Chelsea Grey”.

The 901 GW Collection consists of two certified Swiss-made timepieces, both featuring a Sellita SW510 B chronograph movement, and a fully in house designed 6-piece case infused with recycled Gunther Werks carbon fiber from two donor vehicles’ build process.

The REC “Carbon Exoskeleton” limited-edition timepiece features recycled carbon fiber from the Porsche 993 “Carbon Exoskeleton” Remastered by Gunther Werks.

The Porsche 993 “Carbon Exoskeleton” Remastered by Gunther Werks

The car is Gunther Werks’ only fully exposed carbon fiber vehicle, and gives a rare glimpse of what lies beneath the exquisite paint job you usually see. The raw carbon fiber – as beautiful as it is strong – is painstakingly hand laid, with every seam and pattern aligned with absolute precision.

The timepiece takes inspiration from the car in both design and color scheme, and with tones blue and black, with highlights of orange. The model is limited to 188 pieces.

This limited-edition REC “Chelsea Grey” watch features recycled carbon fiber from Gunther Werks’ very first customer commission – the Porsche 993 “Chelsea Grey” Remastered by Gunther Werks.

The Porsche 993 “Chelsea Grey” Remastered by Gunther Werks

The “Chelsea Grey ‘’ is Gunther Werks’ very first customer commission – a major milestone for any car manufacturer – and took over three years and thousands of hours of labor to develop.

Dressed in a stylish gray-and-red color scheme and featuring an exposed carbon fiber dash and red leather interior, this is one jaw-dropping sports car. Limited to 232 pieces, this timepiece takes inspiration from the car in both design and color scheme, with tones of red and grey, with highlights of white.

Based in Southern California, Gunther Werks was founded by Peter Nam on the principles of passion, performance and a drive to embed modern technologies in a classic masterpiece.

The company put a modern twist on the last air-cooled Porsche 911, the 993, which is considered by many to be the ultimate embodiment of the 911. Gunther Werks’ mission is to modify the DNA of the original car and beef up its performance while retaining the driving experience. During the restomod process, Gunther Werks strips each vehicle back to its frame before dressing it in their own carbon fiber bodywork.

Gunther Werks provided REC Watches with carbon fiber from the “Carbon Exoskeleton” and the “Chelsea Grey” build process. The craftsmen of REC watches then granulated and reforged the donated carbon fiber with new carbon fiber, into the visible middle section of the watch case.

The two wrist watches also feature a top glass sapphire crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating, BGW9 blue luminous on hour and minute hand and stainless steel caseback with laser-engraving and deep etching.

These timepieces are available on http://www.recwatches.com only. Pre-orders are open now. Price per watch is $2,495 USD. Expected delivery will be in November 2021.

Technical details

Movement
Swiss Made Sellita SW510 B
Mechanical, Self-Winding With Ball Bearing
Cam Operated Chronograph
Frequency: 28,800 VPH (4.0 HZ)
Power reserve: 62 Hours
27 Jewels

Case
6-piece 316L stainless steel case
Original and reforged carbon fiber middle case
Case diameter: 44 MM
Lug to lug: 46 MM
Thickness: 14.35 MM
Lug width: 24 MM
Sapphire Crystal with 3 layer antireflective coating top glass
Bezel: Inspired by the car’s casings for headlights
Case back: The Stainless steel caseback is inspired by the engine’s X-brace and vented engine cover, and features laser-engraving and deep etching
Recycled material: The visible middle section of the watch is recycled carbon fiber from the roof panels of Gunther Werks’ “Carbon Exoskelton” and “Chelsea Grey”
Water resistance: 5 ATM, 50 meters

Dial
Inspired by the car’s dashboard instruments
BGW9 blue luminous on hour and minute hand

Strap
The extra-wide double-calf leather strap with Alcantara top inlay
Quick-release system for easy strap changes

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