Turning the 'Bad Boys' Porsche into a High-End Watch

Danish watchmakers used the hood of a 1976 Porsche 911 to make their latest creation.

REC Watches was founded by Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup, watchmakers who wanted to make high-end watches using salvaged parts from iconic vehicles, like a rare 1966 Raven Black Mustang and, more recently, a PT879 MK IX Spitfire aircraft.

Now, I always find the watches, and the stories behind them, to be interesting and elegant in their rarity. However, their latest work hit an entirely new nerve all together: Bad Boys.

Kenneth Thorsen was a young Danish teenager in 1995 when the action classic starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence debuted in theaters. It was then that Thorsen determined that he would one day own a Porsche 911, like the one Will Smith's silver spoon character Mike Lowrey drove in the movie.

In 2003, Thorsen could finally afford a 1976 Porsche 911, but to say it was a project car would be an understatement. Working with his retired father, a mechanic, Thorsen spent six months creating the stunning replica.

During the restoration, the father and son team swapped out the original hood, which the team at REC used to create the 901-01 watch. The watch's dial is cut right from the hood, the caseback inspired by the rims, and the rotor was designed to look like the drilled brake discs.

And for only $1,700, you could pick up one of the nine remaining custom timepieces. Bad Boys for life.

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