The new Porsche 911 is here, and Porsche Design is celebrating by launching a limited-edition watch bearing the silhouette of the new machine. The division is only building 911 of them at a price in the United States of $5,411 or 4,911 euros in Europe. The timepieces go on sale in April 2019, which is a few months before the model's debut this summer.
Gallery: Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition
The 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition doesn't have the most beautiful name, but it has an attractive look. The timepiece features a bead-blasted, 42-millimeter titanium case with cut-out lugs at the top and bottom. A narrow bezel surrounds the face. The strap is from the same leather and stitching you would find inside a 911.
A black face provides a contrast for the red second hand and matching details for the chronometers. The white minute and hour hands evoke the dashboard gauges on the 911. The Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 movement is the same design from Porsche Design's first watch, the Chronograph I in 1972, and it provides a 48-hour power reserve. Looking at the back, the mechanicals are visible, and there's a Porsche-Design-branded winding rotor. A sapphire crystal case protects the vital components.
If this look isn't your style, Porsche Design offers several other limited-edition watches. For example, the division created an attractive chronograph for the sixth Porsche Rennsport Reunion in June. There was also a timepiece earlier in 2018 that celebrated the company's founding in 1948.
The new 911 Carrera S is a powerhouse with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat six making 443 horsepower (330 kilowatts), and it can hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 3.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package. At launch, the only gearbox option is an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
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THE LEGENDARY PORSCHE 911 – ON THE WRIST
PORSCHE DESIGN 911 CHRONOGRAPH TIMELESS MACHINE LIMITED EDITION
Stuttgart. Porsche Design honors the next generation of the iconic Porsche 911 with a limited edition timepiece: the 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition. Like the renowned sports car, the chronograph evokes emotion through its purist design, functionality and high level of performance. Since 1963, the 911 – synonymous with victory, emotion, and innovation – has been the global benchmark for sports cars and an inspiration for Porsche Design, the company founded by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. With the Chronograph I, the first-ever all black timepiece Porsche Design introduced a style-defining classic that revolutionized the industry with its 1972 debut. The monochrome design was inspired by race cars, which eliminated reflections to ensure maximum legibility at all times, thanks to their matte black surroundings. The minimalist style and understated look of the Porsche 911 perfectly reflected the design philosophy of F. A. Porsche. Now, with a special edition limited to 911 pieces, Porsche Design pays tribute to this motorsports icon, presently in its eighth generation and still thrilling car enthusiasts nearly half a century later.
The Essence of an Icon
At first glance, with an expressive design language distinguished by bold lines and reduced to the essence of necessity, the new watch instantly establishes its visual connection with the new Porsche 911. The unmistakable design of this automotive idol, perfectly evolving and adapting to every generation, is also expressed through the refined design and shape of the Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition. Paying special attention to detail, the timepiece effortlessly revisits the spirit of the style-defining sports car.
To achieve the expansive, intuitively legible dial, an extremely narrow and low-profile bezel was applied. Adorned with the silhouette of the Porsche 911, it features a function sub dial displaying the words “Timeless Machine,” as well as bright red stop function and central seconds hands. Similar to the dashboard of the car, it employs white hands and indices contrasted against a black background, in addition to chronograph counters designed to resemble a speedometer.
The lightweight principle borrowed from Porsche’s engine construction is implemented by using a hypoallergenic titanium case, which is just as durable as it is light – standard for all Porsche Design watches. The distinctive cut-out lugs and smooth transition to the strap underscore the overall minimalist approach and visual lightness characteristic of all Porsche Design 1919 Collection wristwatches. The strap is created with the same leather and yarn used in the sports car interiors, immediately creating a tangible link to the rich Porsche heritage.
The watch utilizes an ETA Valjoux 7750 movement, the classic mechanical chronograph movement, which also powered the first Porsche Design watch – the Chronograph I back in 1972. Today the calibre, now visible through the sapphire case back, is customized with the recognizable Porsche Design Icon Rotor.
The Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition is the newest addition to the exclusive 1919 watch collection, currently comprised of 13 models. Delivered in a special edition box with limitation badge, the watch is available as of April 2019 for 4,911 EUR (RRP) in Porsche Design Stores, Porsche Centres, specialty dealers, and online at www.porsche-design.com.
Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition
RRP € 4.911,-
Case Material Titanium
Finishing Glass bead blasted
Diameter 42,00 mm
Height 14,90 mm
Glass Sapphire crystal with hard coating, convex, scratch-proof, with sevenfold anti-glare properties on both sides
Case back Screw-down with tinted sapphire crys- tal
Water-resistant Up to 10 bar
Dial Black with white and grey accents, mi- nute, hour, mechanical function display at 9 o’clock, chronograph second hand, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, date win- dow at 4 o’clock
Bracelet/ Strap Genuine Porsche car leather, black, to- nal stitching
Clasp Titanium folding clasp
Movement Caliber Swiss chronograph ETA Valjoux 7750
Rotor Porsche Design Icon Rotor
Diameter 30,00 mm
Height 7,90 mm
Power reserve 48 hours
Vibrations 28.800 per hour [ 4 Hz ]
Limitation 911 pieces
Limited Edition Box
Minibooklet and metal badge