Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup, co-founders of Denmark-based REC Watches, are transforming salvaged parts of used Ford Mustangs into unique accessories. As their website states, the business derives its name from Mygh and Kamstrup’s “three R” mission — to recover, recycle and reclaim scraps gleaned from used Mustangs, then forge them into iconic watches.
The team at REC Watches gets their resources from salvage yards worldwide, as well as from customers who donate Mustang parts. They also do the painstaking research needed to find out the stories behind each vehicle that they sourced the parts from.
To this end, they talk to previous owners and also gather images and stories of these Mustangs. Each watch is comprised of unique details from the vehicle, such as the VIN, Mustang design details and the production year.
Mygh attributes the company’s emphasis on preserving the history of these scrapped Mustang models. “Most people would just see a pile of metal, a ghost of a Mustang. We see something completely different — the soul of a car and a story that needs to be told.”
He also views the watch-building process as a way to preserve this history, a type of incarnation, even. “I’m not cutting up Mustangs. I’m bringing Mustangs that are beyond repair back to life as a watch.”
As you might have already guessed, the price tag for each timepiece is reflective of the extensive time and detailed labor that goes into crafting these distinctly sophisticated products. Prices for a REC watch have a starting cost of $1,495.
Interested buyers can currently select from the following Mustang-inspired watches: the P51 and the P51-04 Limited Edition. The P-51 comes in three different versions, the 01, 02 and 03, depending on the band style and color you select, as well as which face colors you prefer.
If you’re looking for a refined way to celebrate your love of the classic Ford Mustang, check out one of REC Watches’ enchantingly exclusive timepieces.
This article is presented by Jannell Ford in Hanover, Massachusetts.