REC - RJM Spitfire - Stealth Black
by AHW Studio
The RJM contains a piece of world history in the form of untreated aluminium cut directly from the PT879 MK IX Spitfire Aircraft.
It is the world’s first mechanical timepiece that combines authentic salvaged Spitfire aircraft material with both the design of the aircraft itself, and the watches worn by RAF pilots of that era.
In the Spring of 1945, a Spitfire crash-landed during a dogfight with only 29-hours on the airframe. This specific fighter was built in the Summer of 1944, in Castle Bromwich. By boat, it was delivered to a Soviet-Russian squadron, in Murmansk, being part of the Allie-Forces 'lend-lease' program. Approximately 1,118 Spitfires were delivered. The British RAF 'Roundel' was then painted over with the signature Soviet army-green, and then applied was a distinctive Red Star. A nicknamed developed for these fighters... 'The Russian Spitfire'.
Recovered by an unnamed Russian farmer on the Russian tundra, who stored the plane for many years after the plane had crashed. Serial No. 'PT879' is currently under reconstruction and ownership of U.K. pilot Peter Teichman, who took over this plane and is working on a 20-year restoration.
The name 'RJM' that the watch is named, stands for Reginald Joseph Mitchell, the original developer of the iconic fighter...
Recycled from the aluminium of 'Russian Spitfire' Serial No. PT879.
The handcrafted and untreated aluminium dial is cut directly from the wings of the PT879 MK IX Spitfire aircraft. Every dial features the original marks and dents of its Spitfire aircraft donor. This also means that every dial is visibly unique.
'Broad Arrow' at 12 o'clock, to mark the British Ministry of Defence.
The Watch Movement rotor decoration resembles the riveted-panels of the chassis.
316L Stainless Steel Case, Matte-Black Sandwich Dial.
Super-luminous hands (the hands glow in the dark).
The iconic propellor-nose design has been transcended into the crown of the watch.
Double-layered black calf leather strap with stylised buckle.
- 40mm Diameter.
- 33mm Watch Dial Diameter.
- 11.5mm Thick.
- 20mm Strap Width.
- 78 Grams.
24 Month Full Warranty.
24 Jewel Automatic Miyota cal.9015 movement, with fine 'Cote de Geneve' polishing.
Power Reserve of 42 Hours.
3 ATM - 30 Metres Water Resistance.
Sapphire Crystal Glass with Anti-Reflecting (AR) Coating.
'QUICK-RELEASE' watch strap: there's a tiny toggle inside the strap that allows you to swap and interchange watch straps yourself instantly.