À 4911 euros, cette pièce d'horlogerie coûte environ 4 % du prix d'une Porsche 911 neuve.

La nouvelle Porsche 911 est arrivée, et Porsche Design fête l'événement en lançant une montre en édition limitée ayant la silhouette de la nouvelle 911. La division Porsche Design n'en construira que 911 unités pour les États-Unis et elles seront vendues à 5411 dollars, soit 4911 euros. Ces chronographes seront mis en vente en avril 2019, soit quelques mois avant le lancement de la Porsche 911.

Galerie: Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition

La "911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition" n'a pas le plus beau nom, mais elle a un look attrayant. Cette montre est dotée d'un boîtier en titane de 42 mm. À l'avant, une lunette étroite entoure son "visage". Enfin, le cuir du bracelet et les coutures sont les mêmes que vous retrouverez à l'intérieur de la nouvelle Porsche 911.

Un cadran noir offre un contraste pour la trotteuse rouge et des détails assortis pour les chronomètres. Les aiguilles blanches des minutes et des heures évoquent les indicateurs du tableau de bord de la 911. Le calibre suisse ETA Valjoux 7750 est le même que celui de la première montre de Porsche Design, le chronographe de 1972, et il offre une réserve de marche de 48 heures. En regardant à l'arrière, le mécanisme est visible, et il y a un rotor d'enroulement de marque Porsche Design. Enfin, un boîtier en verre saphir protège ces composants vitaux.

Si ce look n'est pas à votre goût, Porsche Design vous propose plusieurs autres montres fabriquées en édition limitée. Par exemple, la division a créé un chronographe attrayant pour la sixième Porsche Rennsport Reunion en juin dernier. Porsche Design a aussi commercialisé en 2018 une montre afin de célébrer la fondation de l'entreprise en 1948.

 
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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.

 

Technical Specifications

November 2018

Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition
POS 01.04.19
RRP € 4.911,-
WAP WAP0719110K0TM
EAN 4046901133931

Case Material  Titanium 
Finishing  Glass bead blasted
Diameter 42,00 mm
Height 14,90 mm
Crown Screw-down
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 ]
Jewels 25
Limitation 911 pieces
Limited Edition Box
Minibooklet and metal badge