Die REC 901 RS – Limited Edition
Is the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 the best ever built 911? The fact is, it is definitely one of the most legendary Porsche sports cars. The dial of the 901 RS is cut directly from a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (RS stands for “Rennsport”) was a special model among the original models of the 911, which was developed with the aim of gaining a license (motorsport homologation) for racing. Only 1,580 pieces were built. The prices of still existing specimens of this coveted sports car are correspondingly high today, which is still regarded among Porsche enthusiasts as one of the best 911s ever built. The manufacturer of this watch has actually managed to find parts of one of these legendary Porsche Carrera 911 RS and integrate it into the latest Limited Edition. But this is not about any RS …
The extraordinary story of FIN 9113600237
During the research on the origin of the car was found that the German rally driver Peter Rumpfkeil was the first owner. During the three years he owned the car, he participated in several rallies, including 1976 and 1977 at the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally and 1976 at the Lombard RAC Rally.
In 1982, the now battered 911 RS was bought by a Danish car enthusiast named Jørgen Schultz. As soon as he realized that he had acquired an original Carrera RS, he devoted himself to his restoration in the following three decades until he finally sold it in 2015. He kept several unusable parts, which were now mostly processed in the Limited Edition 901 RS watch. This – and much more – is available on the scannable Story Card included with every 901 RS Limited Edition watch.
And usually the story ends here, but …
On June 26, 2018, the manufacturer received an e-mail from a certain Mr. Timo Rumpfkeil from Germany. By chance, Timo Rumpfkeil, the son of Peter Rumpfkeil, had learned that we were working on a limited edition collection based on this certain 911 RS. Timo Rumpfkeil could contribute much to the background of this unique vehicle. In addition to presenting a series of original photos of the car, he was able to report that the first owner of the vehicle was none other than the famous German racing driver Clemens Schickentanz, who won both the GT European Championship and several World Championships in GT. Class has won.
The circle closes
Timo Rumpfkeil and his father searched the original RS for decades – without success. And nobody knew what had happened to the battered 911 RS – until now. Although we could not help Timo Rumpfkeil get his father’s beloved 911 Carrera RS back, we’re delighted to pass on the DNA of the iconic sports car in the form of the 901 RS Limited Edition.
References to the design
The 901 RS is the first timepiece from REC Watches with stainless steel bracelet. This authentic bracelet follows the curvature lines of the 901’s body shape – and is inspired by the signature soft, curved corners of the classic Porsche 911.
The shape of the 901 collection is strongly based on the soft corners and the characteristic rear grille of the Porsche 911.
The 911 is perhaps the most iconic sports car of all time, whose design has been subtly changed from then until now. A clear sign that the design of the 911 has proven itself. This will also apply to your 901s.
The power reserve disc at 12 o´clock is created to resemble the fuel – and oil gauge of the early 911´s.
For 901-01 and 901-03, the back plate is completely black when the watch is fully “charged”, while at 901-02 the plate is completely white when fully wound up. The 901 collection has a power reserve of more than 40 hours.
The caseback is inspired by the very distinctive rims of Otto Fuchs on the classic 911 – and the rotor is also prepared so that it resembles the perforated brake discs!
The legendary “Fuchsfelge” was developed by Otto Fuchs in the early 1960s, when Porsche commissioned the designer to design a very special rim for a prototype, which later became the 911. The rest is history.
The crown itself is designed to mirror the horn cap of the early 911 steering wheels. The REC logo on the crown has a story of its own. Look carefully and you will notice three gears: One for Recover, one for Recycle, one for Reclaim– the very DNA of the REC concept.
Every single watch is engraved with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the Porsche Carrera 911 RS: 9113600237 – not to be mistaken with the serial number of your watch which you find on the caseback. The VIN plate cut-away area is a discrete reference to the number plate cut-in of the modern 911´s.
- diameter 44mm
- height 13mm
- Opening diameter 37mm
- weight 212g
- 3 hands / day / date / month / power reserve
- Skeleton, chrome and yellow printed second hands and indexes
- 4-part stainless steel case, with PVD in gun-gray
- Black structured dial
- 2 years full warranty
- 3 ATM, 30 meters
- Reference Miyota caliber 9100 movement with rotor decoration
- Type Mechanical, automatic lift
- Frequency 28.800 beats (4.0 Hz)
- Power reserve +40 hours
- Gems 26
- Case 316L Stainless steelTop glass Sapphire Crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating
- Caseback glass 5x K1 Mineral Crystal
- Handcrafted metal dial from a Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 from 1973 recycled. Each dial is coated with a gray, semi-transparent layer of lacquer to ensure that the patina does not “spread” to other parts of the clock.
- Bracelet width 24 mm
- Stainless steel bracelet that follows the smooth lines of the 901 case. In the gift box you will also find the tools necessary to replace or adjust the bracelet.