“I’m not cutting up Mustangs. I’m bringing Mustangs that are beyond repair back to life as a watch.”Christian Mygh, Co-founder, REC Watches
For the true Mustang enthusiast, REC Watches, based in Denmark, will even create an entirely new watch from parts donated by customers including World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., who wears a watch that includes carbon fibre bodywork from his 700‑horsepower World Drift Series Ford Mustang RTR.
To ensure these stories continue to be told, REC Watches painstakingly trace the history of each car, talking to previous owners, collecting stories and images from the car’s past lives, and incorporating them into a video.
Named after a World War II fighter plane and launched in 1964, Mustang’s radical styling and aggressive performance made it an instant classic. Its superstar status was cemented by a starring role in the 1968 action movie “Bullitt” with Steve McQueen, as well as a string of songs and films focused on, or incorporating the groundbreaking car. The modern-day Ford Mustang keeps the excitement alive with exhilarating high-performance from the 460 hp 5.0-litre V8 engine and the 310 hp 2.3-litre 4 cylinder EcoBoost engine.