Are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?

The SPX DeLorean from REC is a timepiece made from John Z DeLorean’s personal DMC-12 company car, limited to 456 pieces

Characterised by its gullwing doors, tiny windows, stainless steel panels and hard edges, the DeLorean DMC-12 remains an iconic car that stole the spotlight of the 1980s.

Imagined by a visionary of automation and marketing genius, John Z DeLorean, the DMC-12 took six years to go from a clean-sheet concept to sale. Bringing together some of the greatest automotive minds, this venture was a reflection of innovative ideas, creative design, and sadly, self-assured hubris.

Manufactured by the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC), this car remains a ‘time machine’ to this era, and the canvas to a blockbuster tale that encompassed stunning design, big-screen features, a tragic downfall and a lasting fanbase – a folklore that reached car aficionados universally.

Featuring in the infamous, comedic Sci-Fi trilogy, ‘Back to the Future,’ helped to immortalise the vehicle, and make it a unicorn figure of the open road.

‘Classic DMC,’ a branch of DMC dedicated to the DMC-12, now harbours more than 3.5 million items relating to the car in a 40,000 sq ft. warehouse.

With more than 35 years servicing DeLorean cars, through a painstakingly laborious restoration process, DMC are now collaborating with REC Watches to produce a timepiece that fuses the DNA of a DeLorean with the timeless quality of REC.

REC has captured the car’s evocative design, unique aesthetic and controversial narrative – and packaged it into the new limited-edition SPX DeLorean.

The original parts of the DeLorean have been seamlessly repurposed into the outer ring-piece of the watch face which serve a dual function in design as minute-markers, indicated by its engraved lines.

A bird’s-eye view of the SPX resembles that of the car silhouette with its majestic gullwing doors outstretched. The straps bear indents that mirror the louvres of the DeLorean windshield, and a rubber stripe spans across the sides of the watch.

The minutes index is also a nod to the rims of the DMC-12 wheels, and the design motif on the caseback is inspired by the distinctive square pattern of the rear lights.

Limited to 456 pieces, this is your chance to share in the rich story of an iconic vehicle that dominated the big screen. It’s time to go back to the future.

REC SPX DeLorean

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