Akira Nakai is considered an artist and underground phenomenon in the car and drifting community, having specialized in the installation of custom wide-body kits and extreme fenders on classic Porsche 911’s. Doing most of his work by hand, Nakai-san’s RWB conversions are unmistakable and controversial.
His violent, chaotic approach is the antithesis to Porsche’s discreet, careful upgrades of their iconic cars. His conversion projects are complete transformative experiences and the birth of something new and extreme – turning the sophisticated Dr. Jekyll into the beastly Mr. Hyde.
The 901 RWB Stella and ROTANA timepieces contain a piece of metal from Akira Nakai-San’s personal RWB Porsche 911’s:
Stella Artois – a car 12 years in the making and the genesis of all RWB projects.
Rotana – a hardcore, track focused purple turbo
Porsche 911 turbo.
Stella Artois was Nakai-san’s first full conversion: A black and gold classic black 1985 Porsche 930 turned into a roaring monster whereas the purple Rotana is based on a Porsche 993 and Nakai-san’s vision taken to the extreme.
Both vehicles would go on to define and shape the RWB brand and Porsche tuning subculture.
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Diameter 46 mm (44 mm without body-kit)
Height 14,4 mm
Weight 118 g
3 Hands / Day / Date / Month / Power Reserve
Quick Date Set
Super-luminova C3 on hands (Premium yellow lume with the brightest glow)
4-Piece stainless and PVD-coated steel case with PVD-coated side panels
2 year full warranty
5 ATM, 50 meters
Reference Miyota Premium Automatic cal. 9100 movement
Type Mechanical, self-winding and/or hand winding
Frequency 28,800 VPH (4.0 hz)
Power reserve +40 hours
316L Stainless steel
Top glass Sapphire Crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating
Stainless steel caseback with laser-engraving and deep etching
Handcrafted metal dial cut directly from Akira Nakai-San’s two personal RWB Porsche 911’s:
Stella Artois – A 1985 Porsche (911) 930
Rotana – a 1995 Porsche (911) 993
Premium, soft, black rubber strap (FKM, Flourocarbon (Viton®), with debossed texture, RWB logos and quick-release system