REC Watches is back with another expansion to their RJM assortment, praising the tradition of Spitfire airplanes. The RJM 04 Bluebird addresses the last piece in this exceptionally restricted assortment, which uses material from genuine Spitfire planes in the actual watches. Let’s investigate what makes the Bluebird interesting.
REC RJM Bluebird
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: Blue
- Dimensions: 40mm
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Movement: Miyota 9015
- Strap/bracelet: Felt/Leather
- Price: $1,295
- Expected Release: Available now for pre-request
As with all REC watches, the significance of the watch is naturally identified with the rescued plane or vehicle that is being utilized in its development. For the Bluebird, REC is utilizing a genuinely extraordinary Spitfire with an astonishing backstory. The PT879 was underlying England and later utilized by a Russian unit, slamming in the tundra in the spring of 1945, in the wake of a dogfight. Loads of Spitfires, obviously, went down in World War II, however the PT879 had the favorable luck of not being completely annihilated upon effect, and it’s been protected generally complete in the course of recent years. It’s right now being reestablished with the desire for one day flying once more, and REC has joined aluminum cut from the airplane into the dial. The boundary material encompassing the date window is really rescued from left wing the PT879, and has been painstakingly found a way into every one of the 334 pieces in this extremely restricted release.
The rescued material utilized in the RJM Bluebird isn’t the solitary way that the watch offers recognition the Spitfire and those that flew it in the war exertion. The dial is a dark blue that’s suggestive of the outfits of the Royal Air Force. The tip of the crown was intended to look like the state of the Spitfire’s nose, and the enrichment noticeable on the rotor through the straightforward case back is propelled by the particular bolt development of the Spitfire. Furthermore, obviously, the dial feel are especially in the customary flying domain, with a three-sided marker at 12:00 well lumed files somewhere else, all in a sandwich dial development. The case shape is basic, with exemplary inconspicuously bended carries, and despite the fact that it has been upsized for current tastes, it’s particularly in the soul of pilot’s watches of the 1940s.
It would be truly simple to look down on what REC does as a contrivance. They’re surely not by any means the only watch brand to utilize rescued material in the development of a watch. It’s been accomplished for quite a long time, at all value levels. Bits of everything from the Titanic to the Wright Flyer have discovered their way into watches. REC, in contrast to certain brands, appear to be guided by a veritable interest in making helpful something that in any case would have been disposed of, and recounting the narrative of the notable things that go into their watches. REC