Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
August 16, 2018
Photos By: REC Watches

We first learned of REC Watches about two years ago when we got wind of their Kickstarter campaign to bring a new line of watches to market, dubbed the P-51. The P-51 would be added to REC’s line of timepieces built from recycled automobile parts. The P-51 not only reached its funding goal, it practically doubled it! The P-51 was born and has seen great success (you can read more about the original P-51 HERE).

While REC has moved on to its latest series, the 901 (based off of Porsche 911 bits), the folks at REC recently had an opportunity to bring the P-51, which admittedly is aimed squarely at the classic Mustang crowd with its styling, to late-model Mustang fans with a partnership with Formula Drift champ and self-proclaimed “professional fun-haver” Vaughn Gittin Jr. The P-51 RTR Limited Edition. REC, which uses the tagline Recover, Recycle, Reclaim, will offer just 350 P-51 RTR watches, and just like the original P-51, each timepiece will be unique on to its own utilizing aluminum and carbon fiber from Vaughn’s Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D Formula Drift ride! Peep the photos for more info on all the trick details that go into the P-51 RTR, and if your budget allows we strongly suggest picking one up. You won’t regret it!

Vaughn worked closely with the REC Watches people to design a unique timepiece. Here Vaughn showcases an early pre-production unit at a Formula Drift event.
The P-51 RTR’s dial is made from carbon fiber from Vaughn’s RTR Spec 5-D drift Mustang and has visible wear and tear, scrapes, etc. making each dial unique. The bright green hands reflect the colors found on Vaughn’s Mustang. The bezel is made from carbon and aluminum forged together for a unique look. The aluminum comes from the steering system on Vaughn’s RTR Mustang.
On the rear of the watch case you’ll find the serial number of each numbered watch (limited to 350 units) along with the watch rotor that simulates the HRE wheels found on Vaughn’s drift Mustang. A subtle touch on each side is the texturing that resembles the custom front grille on Vaughn’s 900 hp RTR drift Mustang.

Dimensions
Diameter 44 MM
Opening Diameter 38 MM
Height 10.8 MM
Weight 128G
Strap Width 24 MM

Materials
316L Stainless Steel Case
Recycled RTR Chassis Carbon Dial
Forged Carbon & Aluminum Bezel
Sapphire Crystal with AR-Coating Glass
Double Calf-Leather Strap

Movement
Ref. Miyota Cal. 9130 Automatic
3 Hands/Date/Power Reserve
Frequency 28,800 VPH
Power Reserve +40 Hours
26 Jewels

On the right side of the watch you will find the iconic S550 three element taillights, just like those on Vaughn’s Mustang. The screw down crown features the REC logo.
On the left side is a simulated RTR grille feature, including bright green highlighted vents to replicate the LED lights found on Vaughn’s RTR drift Mustang. In the center rests the RTR logo.
The included calf leather strap also displays subtle features such as the Roman numerals for twenty five (XXV), which is Vaughn’s competition number. Vaughn uses the Roman numerals on his car and merchandise. The bright green stitching and RTR logo really set the strap off as well