The Porsche 911 legends are right on the wrist: Even the generously dimensioned black dial of the Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition is derived from its motorised forerunner.
Is there a better occasion to honour the eighth generation of the legendary Porsche 911 with a very special design piece?
Porsche Design Studio is honouring the new generation of the 911 with a special-edition watch limited to 911 pieces: the “911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition.” With a special edition limited to 911 pieces, Porsche Design pays tribute to the motorsports icon, presently in its eighth generation and still thrilling car enthusiasts nearly half a century later.
To achieve the 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 white pointers and indicators guarantee maximum readability both in the cockpit and on the wrist. The totalisator at 6 o’clock references the sports car icon with the markings at 3/6/9 and 11. The same is true for the silhouette of the 911 flyline on the dial, and the strap that is produced using original Porsche interior leather. The special edition will be available from April 2019 in an exclusively boxed edition which also includes a special limitation badge.
The Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition is the newest addition to the exclusive 1919 watch collection, currently comprised of 13 models.