Porsche Design - 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition

Porsche Design pays tribute to the next generation of the iconic Porsche 911 with a limited edition watch: the 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition. Like the famous sports car, the chronograph evokes emotion through its purist design, functionality and high-level performance. Since 1963, the 911 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 watch, Porsche Design introduced a classic style that revolutionised the industry with its debut in 1972. The monochrome design was inspired by racing cars that eliminated reflections to ensure maximum legibility at all times thanks to their matt black contours. The minimalist style and understated look of the Porsche 911 perfectly reflect the design philosophy of F.A.Porsche. Now, with a special edition limited to 911 pieces, Porsche Design pays tribute to this motorsport icon, now in its eighth generation and still, almost half a century later, a source of enthusiasm for all car enthusiasts. At first glance, with an expressive design language characterised by bold lines and reduced to the essence of necessity, the new watch instantly establishes its visual connection to the new Porsche 911. The unmistakable design of this automotive icon, which evolves and adapts perfectly to each generation, is also expressed through the refined design and shape of the Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition. Paying particular attention to detail, the watch naturally revisits the spirit of the sporty styled car. In order to achieve a large and intuitively readable dial, an extremely slim and discreet bezel has been applied. Adorned with the silhouette of the Porsche 911, the dial itself has a functional sub-dial displaying the words "Timeless Machine", as well as a bright red stop function and central seconds hands. Similar to a car dashboard, it features white hands and indices contrasting with the black dial, as well as chronograph counters designed to resemble a tachymeter. The principle of lightness, borrowed from Porsche engine construction, is realised by the use of a hypoallergenic titanium case that is as durable as it is light - standard for all Porsche Design watches. The distinctive lugs and elegant strap attachment underline the minimalist approach and visual lightness characteristic of all watches in Porsche Design's 1919 Collection. The strap is made from the same leather and yarn used in sports car interiors, immediately creating a tangible link to Porsche's rich heritage. The watch uses an ETA/Valjoux 7750 movement, which also powered the first Porsche Design watch - the Chronograph I in 1972. Today, the calibre, visible through the sapphire glass back, is personalised by the recognisable Porsche Design Icon Rotor. The Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition is the latest addition to the exclusive 1919 watch collection, currently consisting of 20 models. Supplied in a special edition box with limitation badge, the watch is on sale for €4,911 (recommended retail price), online at www.porsche-design.com, at Porsche Design stores and specialised dealers.