Scrap-worthy Ford Mustangs are amazingly being turned into expensive watches.
REC Watches, based in Denmark, is scouring scrap yards across the world for the best old Mustangs with the richest pasts, taking what parts it can before the car is totally destroyed.
Metal parts from old Mustangs destined for recycling are being salvaged, their histories are being explored and then the pieces are being incorporated into small batches of watches.
Each watch even comes with a bespoke video based on its history, covering the history of the donor car and its journey. The idea belongs to Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup, who do the salvaging themselves.
Mygh is adamant that giving otherwise doomed cars a second life is the right thing to do. He said:
“Most people would just see a pile of metal, a ghost of a Mustang. We see something completely different – the soul of a car and a story that needs to be told.
“I’m not cutting up Mustangs. I’m bringing Mustangs that are beyond repair back to life as a watch.”
Each design incorporates the Mustang’s VIN, year of production and design features inspired by that model. There’s a power dial designed to look like a fuel gauge, while the hands are among a number of details inspired by the classic car’s dashboard.
Among the cars used by REC so far is a 1966 Mustang Raven Black model, a very rare animal but sadly beyond any chance of resurrection. Just 250 watches were made out of it for the company’s P51-04 collection. Anyone still need a Christmas present? Better hope you’ve got wealthy friends, because these Mustang-based watches start at $1495.