A few months ago, we gave our readers a glimpse of RJM 04 Bluebird from REC. It was a wristwatch with an aviation theme with an actual piece from a historical fighter plane. Now, the fine folks are offering something closer to terra firma but still outstanding by all means. The P-51 Eleanor flaunts an automotive theme both visually and through the material it uses. The craftsmen from the Danish watchmaker were able to source the metal from a trunk of a 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback.
What makes it even more intriguing is the donor vehicle. It was rebuilt into a replica of the Eleanor. Gearheads would recognize it as the awesome muscle car from “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Hence the P-51 Eleanor is a stunning tribute to its namesake. The 44 mm case is fashioned from 316L stainless steel and sports a sapphire crystal lens with an anti-reflective coating.
Furthermore, the caseback likewise features a mineral glass crystal window for viewing the unique oscillating weight. The star REC P-51 Eleanor is the dial, which uses the metal recycled from the 1968 Mustang Eleanor we talked highlighted above. The two sub-dials are clearly showcasing automotive influences
The timekeeping section looks like a speedometer and features a date window just below the 6 o’clock position. The power reserve indicator mimics the fuel gauge but in reverse. The REC P-51 Eleanor uses a Reference Miyota calibre 9130 automatic movement with a 48-hour power reserve. Only 498 pieces will be up for ownership, which won’t last long given its pedigree.Make it yours now
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