Watch and car company partnerships aren’t anything new – but now you can buy a watch made using recycled parts from classic Minis.
The dial of each of the REC timepieces is made from raw metal that has been exposed to the elements for more than 40 years as part of a Mk1 or Mk2 Mini. Each watch will feature the VIN number of the actual vehicle it’s been produced from, along with a story card telling the buyer about the individual car.
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Each watch will be sold through website WatchShop.com, with prices starting at £295.
“We are excited to work with a brand that has unique views on producing watches, especially when each piece we sell has such a rich, diverse history and give the customer a unique story of the watch on their wrist,” said the website’s head of buying, Terry Markham. “We look forward to future developments and models in the near future!”
The Mark I collection features a nod to the classic elliptical dashboard of the Mark I & II Minis, with dials made directly from salvaged body panel parts. Ford fans will also be able to buy a memento of the 1960s Mustang, with prices starting at £1,250.