Rec Cooper C1 Mesh

$545.00

DIMENSIONS
  • Diameter 42mm
  • Weight 60g
  • Opening diameter 37.4mm
  • Height 9.2mm
FEATURES
  • 2 chrome hands
  • 5 ATM, 50 meters
  • 2 years full warranty
  • White index markers & red Roman numerals
  • Storm grey dial with Cooper checker stripes
  • Small seconds
MOVEMENT
  • Type Quartz
  •  Reference TMI VD78
MATERIALS
  • Case 316L Stainless steel
  • Top glass Sapphire Crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Caseback Mineral Crystal and Mini Cooper metal
CASEBACK
  • Handcrafted metal plate made from a recycled Austin Mini. Each plate is coated with a clear layer of lacquer ensuring that the patina does not “spread” to other parts of the watch.
STRAP
  • Strap Width 20 mm
  • Stainless steel band
  • Silver tight-knit mesh
  • Polished stainless steel buckle with laser engraved logo
  • All straps come with a quick-release system – allowing you to change between straps without using tools.

 

Due to the variations of patina in the recycled dials, all REC watches are visibly unique, has its own story to tell and features design references to the car from which it was partly made.

 

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Description

A UNIQUE STORY

The Cooper dial is inspired by the characteristic bonnet stripes of the classic Mini Cooper S. The stripes are attributed to the legendary race driver John Cooper (1923-2000), whose official racing colours were a British racing green backdrop with white stripes. Still very popular on both classic and modern Mini Cooper cars, the two stripes are subtly incorporated in the dial as a design reference to the car which it was partly made.

THE ORGAN DONOR

The original Mini (Mark I) is by many considered an icon of 1960s British Popular Culture. Its space-saving transverse engine front-wheel drive layout influenced car makers all around the world for generations to come. And as a matter of fact, the Mini was awarded the second most influential car of the 20th Century – only surpassed by the Ford Model T.

Presented in August 1959 the Mini was introduced as a small economy car. It wasn’t until 1969 the word “MINI” became a marque in its own right when it replaced the separate “Austin Mini” and “Morris Mini” car model names.

Performance versions of the classic Minis took the name Cooper, after a partnership with racing legend and car maker John Cooper. The Mini Cooper and Cooper S were both successful as race and rally cars winning several championships.

STORY BROCHURE

Every single Cooper timepiece comes with a brochure telling you the story of the specific car that became your watch – along with a copy of the car’s original logbook.

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