Porsche Design Ticks Off a Milestone with Its First In-House Watch Series

Developed completely in-house, the watch’s racecar roots keep its design on track…

A tribute to the 1972 Chronograph I and the 1980s Titanium Chronograph (one of the first titanium watches), the Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 trumps both of its predecessors by being the first timepiece series developed solely by the company’s Swiss design team. Visible through a blackened sapphire crystal caseback, the watch’s ETA Valjoux Caliber 7750 movement features an exclusive Porsche Design rotor and has a 48-hour power reserve. The dial (with date at 3 o’clock) is enclosed in a case made of glass-bead-blasted titanium, the same material used to construct the watch’s bracelet. In one version, designed to recall auto racing’s traditional dashboard dials, the entire watch (other than the numbers and hands) sports a matte black finish to eliminate distracting reflection. Waterproof to 167 feet, the $6,290 titanium Chronotimer Series 1 (in a selection of 11 finishes) will be available at Porsche Design stores and the company’s website later this month. (porsche-design.com)

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