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The dial of the 901 RS is cut directly from a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (“Rennsport”) was the top first-generation 911 and marked the very first production street/race 911 widely offered to the public. Only 1.580 were ever produced, but as the car is still considered by many Porschephiles to be the finest 911 ever built, prices on those still around have since skyrocketed, making it one the most sought-after and legendary sports cars ever built.
REC managed to find parts from one these legendary Porsche Carrera 911 RS´s to go into their latest Limited Edition. But not just any RS...
When we initially started researching the origin of this particular car, we learned that the first owner of the car was the German rally driver Peter Rumpfkeil. During his 3-year ownership the car participated in several rallies, including the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally in the years 1976 and 1977 and Lombard RAC Rally in 1976.
In 1982 the battered 911 RS was acquired by Danish car enthusiast Jørgen Schultz, who initially was completely unaware of the rarity of the car. When he became aware that the car he had acquired was an original Carrera RS, he began restoring it over the next 3 decades until he finally sold the car in 2015, leaving several unusable parts most of which are now incorporated in the Limited Edition 901-RS watch. This – and much more – is all included in the scannable storycard, which accompanies every 901 RS Limited Edition timepiece.
And normally this is where the story ends, however...
On June 26th 2018, we received an email from a German gentleman named Timo Rumpfkeil. By pure coincidence Timo, the son of Peter Rumpfkeil, had learned that we were working on a Limited Edition Collection made from this very car. Timo was able to provide us with a far more complete background of this unique vehicle. In addition to a range of original images of the car, Timo could inform us that the first owner of the car was none other than the famous German Racing driver Clemens Schickentanz, who won both the GT European Championship and several World Championship rounds in the GT class.
Timo and his father have been chasing the original RS for decades – without success. And neither knew what had happened to the battered 911 RS – until now. Although REC was not able to help Timo get his father’s beloved 911 Carrera RS back, REC is beyond thrilled to pass on the DNA of the iconic RS racing legend in the form of the 901 RS Limited Edition.
DIMENSIONS: Diameter 44mm, Height 13mm, Opening diameter 37mm, Weight 212g
FEATURES: 3 Hands / Day / Date / Month / Power Reserve
Skeleton, chrome and yellow printed second hands and indices
4-Piece gungrey PVD & stainless steel case, Black textured top dial
2 years full warranty
3 ATM, 30 meters
MOVEMENT: Reference Miyota cal. 9100 movement with rotor decoration
Type Mechanical, self-winding, Frequency 28,800 VPH (4.0 hz)
Power reserve +40 hours, Jewels 26
MATERIALS: Case 316L Stainless steel, Top glass Sapphire Crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating
Caseback glass 5x K1 Mineral Crystal
DIAL: Handcrafted metal dial recycled from a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Each dial is coated with a grey, semi-transparent layer of lacquer ensuring that the patina does not “spread” to other parts of the watch.
BRACELET: Bracelet Width 24 mm, Stainless steel bracelet following the soft lines of the 901 case. In the gift box you will also find the necessary tools to change and/or adjust the bracelet.