When it comes to eye-catching timepieces, there are few watchmakers that spring more immediately to mind than that of REC Watches for us here at Coolector HQ and when it came to our attention that they’d done a collaboration with our favourite Land Rover restoration workshop, Arkonik, excitement levels were through the roof and we knew it was going to be a timepiece to savour. Needless to say, the Danish watchmakers, who specialise in automotive infused timepieces, have not left us disappointed and this may well be our favourite release to date.

The REC x RNR Arkonik Watch is priced at £1015 and with only 300 being made available to purchase, it is not going to be around on their digital shelves for long. If you’ve got an affinity for impeccable design and magnificent collaborations, this will more than fit the bill. It is a limited-edition timepiece that has been hewn from Arkonik’s 1984 signature build, UJO. This sensational looking timepiece has been co-designed and produced with help from UK workshop, Arkonik, and as you might expect, the end result speaks for itself from a quality perspective.

Style Meets Substance

Each one of the REC x RNR Arkonik Watches has a handcrafted metal dial that has been cut directly from the right door of a 1984 Land Rover 110 and gives this watch a historical motoring vibe that classic car aficionados are sure to appreciate. REC joined forces with Arkonik for this incredible limited edition release, combining their considerable expertise in order to capture the soul of this iconic British vehicle. And knowing how much craftsmanship, devotion and sheer hard work that is put into each and every one of Arkonik’s creations only serves to deepen the Danish watchmaker’s connection with this impeccable release.

The REC x RNR Arkonik Watch (£1015) boasts an exceptional, Swiss Made Sellita SW290-1, Elaboré grade movement which provides this timepiece with unparalleled performance and accuracy day in, day out. Each feature of this watch has been designed to reflect UJO’s functionality, styling and history. The complex design process ensured that no stone was left unturned, with raw power and speed key elements in the creation of the RNR ARKONIK watch. This signature timepiece really does typify British ingenuity and innovation, and speaks directly to the millions of Land Rover enthusiasts the world over. If you count yourself amongst them, there is still time to get your hands on this visually impactful and perfectly conceived timepiece.

With unparalleled materials in terms of quality, which includes 316L Stainless steel, Top glass Sapphire Crystal with multilayer anti-reflective coating, Laser-engraving and deep etched case back and crown guards and the all-important handcrafted aluminium dial that has been cut directly from the Arkonik signature Land Rover UJO – a 1984 Land Rover 110, this exemplary timepiece represents unbelievable value for money. It’s quality design and unique materials really set it apart from the competition and the fact it comes from two of our favourite brands really is the icing on the cake for us here at Coolector HQ. A cornerstone piece for any watch collector’s lineup.

Leo Davie
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