Do cars have an after life? While most of them would ‘live on’ in classic car museums or framed as a living room memory, a Mustang that serves its time in the automotive world could come back into your personal space – alive and ticking.
Visibly featuring traits of a Mustang, and actual components that once belonged to the Ford muscle car, this watch could be the next best thing to a Mustang, an enthusiast could hope for. The package even comes complete with a souvenir video that chronicles the history of the source vehicle. Each finished design incorporates the vehicle identification number, year of production and classic Mustang design cues. A power dial designed to look like a fuel gauge shows remaining battery life, while the hands, date, and dial numbers are all influenced by a Mustang’s dashboard.
Authors of the idea, Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup, comb salvage yards for models that lend themselves to be transformed into hundreds of unique timepieces. “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,” said Mygh. The watches are created by REC Watches, Denmark, and cost USD 1495 upwards (about AED 5500).
Now, while I find the watch idea a charming tribute and a brilliant product idea, I wonder how much sense would a little historical note about the long gone Mustang make – unless it is something like the rare 1966 Raven Black model that formed the basis of the limited edition P51-04 collection of 250 watches. Die-hard Mustang fans can even create a custom timepiece from parts donated by customers like World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. who incidentally owns a watch that includes carbon fibre bodywork from his 700 horsepower World Drift Series For Mustang RTR.
Mustang was named after a World War II fighter plane and quickly rose to legendary status. Within four years of its launch, its superstar status was cemented by the1968 action movie “Bullitt” with Steve McQueen.