Porsche Design offers a range of high end products from purses, handbags, executive cases and luggage to sports clothing and shoes. They also offer watches designed by themselves, but until now these have been manufactured by third-party Swiss suppliers. This is the first time that German luxury goods manufacturer launches two home-made automatic movement watches: a black Timepiece No. 1 and Chronograph Titanium.
Two new limited edition timepieces are based on the first Porsche watch designed by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche in 1972.
The matt black case of the No. 1 was not painted – instead, it was coated by means of a special process. The self-winding chronograph features a case made from titanium, which has a diameter of 42 millimetres. With regard to technical features, the model is equipped with a mechanical Valjoux 7750 chronograph mechanism that has a power reserve of 48 hours. The blackened sapphire crystal case back that shows the inner workings of the exclusive, energy-optimised Porsche Design rotor is a real eye-catcher. The Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 with black rubber strap is waterproof up to a depth of 50 metres (5 ATM) and is limited to a production run of only 500 units.
Chronograph Titanium is also limited to 500 pieces. It comes with Calibre Valjoux 7750 and Porsche Design Icon rotor for uncompromising precision. The robust 42 mm case is made of glass-bead blasted titanium, and is also waterproof down to a depth of 50 metres (5 ATM). COSC certified and with a limited edition number [from 1-500].
Both models are available from November in Porsche Design Stores worldwide and from specialist retailers, pricesd at €5,450 ($6,660) for the Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 and €4,950 ($6,050) for the Porsche Design Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition.