New Porsche Design Watch Shares Spotlight with 2020 992
Porsche Design’s latest limited-edition watch is not only a tribute to the 911, but also an homage to the 2020 992.
What do you get the Porsche 911 fan who already has a copy or two in their garage, several scale models on display in their shrine, and a membership with the Porsche Club of America? If your answer is a new 911, you’d be right. But if you don’t have enough in the bank for a down payment, there’s another gift to bestow.
The legendary Porsche Design company, which was founded by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, recently announced its 14th watch to join its exclusive 1919 collection, and it’s definitely a must-have for any 911 or general Porsche fan: the Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition.
The Porsche Design 911 Chronograph’s aesthetic is unmistakably linked to the 911, specifically the upcoming 2020 992 model that bowed last week at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The black dial is surrounded by an very narrow, low-profile bezel, features a sub-dial with “Timeless Machine” inscribed upon it, bright red stop function and second hand, and white hands and markings to keep track of the time.
“It’s another great timepiece backing Porsche Design’s commitment to the Porsche legacy,” says Porsche Design in a press statement, and from the looks of it, we couldn’t agree more. “We like to remind people we are the only watch brand owned by a car company, and as such, we’re able to harness all of their technology and resources on the backend and incorporate them into our development processes,” adds Porsche Design.
One of those enviable Porsche resources is implemented in the timepiece’s black leather strap, which is made with the same leather and yarn used in the 911’s interior. The sapphire case back reveals the ETA Valjoux 7750 movement, originally used in the original Chronograph I from 1972, and features Porsche Design’s Icon Rotor.
A total of 911 911 Chronographs will be made, each one priced at $5,411 and presented in a special-edition box. The watches will be available in April at Porsche Design Stores, Porsche Centers, and online at Porsche Design’s official website.