P-51 Mustang RSC: Modern Homage To Vintage Plane

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Dedicated to putting the world of aviation around your wrist, Belgium brand RSC watches introduced their latest model, the P-51 Mustang on Kickstarter. Inspired by one of WWII most legendary fighter planes, the watch is more than an homage and bound to delight also those who are simply looking for a good looking sports watch.

The designer of RSC is Ronald Steffen (RSC stands for Ronald Steffen Creations), and he is not exactly what you would call a rookie! Some might have heard of his other brand Steffen which is known for its high-quality watches in a unique Belgium style. With the P-51 Mustang, you can also see this, for example with the uniquely designed crown at two o’clock and the lugs with the oversized screws on the side.

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That is not all because the polished bezel and case back stick out a little bit over the edge of the case, adding to the watch character. The P-51 Mustang carries, by the way, the “Swiss Made” seal, and in this case, it also means that it is fitted with a Swiss movement. ETA’s 2824-2 has long been a favorite among watchmakers for combining reliability and precision with a sturdy construction of the movement itself.

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Another prominent feature of the P-51 Mustang is of course the dial. Two oversized numerals at 3 and 9 o’clock dominate the design of the sandwich dial. It gives the watch a bold edge, and a lot of character. The date at 6 o’clock balances the design nicely and the front profile of the P-51 Mustang gives the watch a touch of aviation, but when you are not really into vintage fighter planes it doesn’t overpower either.

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The strap on the P-51 Mustang is of a rugged kind that goes well with the watch. The RSC initials are on them as well in a stenciled font. The watch is limited to 200 pieces, and right now you can still get an early bird for 495 euros. That is a very competitive price for such a well made, even Swiss made, watch, with such an expressive design!

More information on the P-51 Mustang RSC can be found on Kickstarter

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