Celebrating the launch of the new Porsche 911 Speedster, Porsche Design delivers an exclusive chronograph dedicated to this sports car. The timepiece combines the classic design elements, materials, and performance features of the sports car, extending the unique feeling of Porsche to the wrist of its future owner. Referring to the debut year of the Porsche 356 “Nr.1”, the 911 Speedster Chronograph and the 911 Speedster Chronograph with Heritage Design Package are limited to 1,948 models in total.
The case, 42.0 x 15.3 mm and pressure-tested up to five bars, is made of titanium – the material of choice at Porsche Design since 1972. The high-tech substance, successfully used in engine construction for decades, is roughly 40% lighter than stainless steel. Thanks to its hypoallergenic properties and lightweight characteristics, it offers maximum wearing comfort. A black titanium-carbide-coating reinforces the timepiece’s sporty design.
Made of lightweight carbon, the dial offers excellent legibility from every angle. Like the instrument cluster in the 911 Speedster, all displays are matte black to avoid reflection. An homage to the first 356, the numbers and markers are green, just like the tachometer of the legendary sports car. Down to the last detail, the Chronograph 911 Speedster uses additional features to reference the first Porsche sports car: the ‘70’ on the tachymeter scale is color highlighted and the mechanical function display at 9 o’clock is adorned with the ‘911 Speedster’ logo. In addition, the limitation numbers of the sports car and the watch are identical, signifying the relationship between the two.
Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Speedster with Heritage Design Package
Like its vehicle counterpart, the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 with Heritage Design Package references visual and tactile details of the 1954 356 Speedster. The lightweight titanium case reflects the color scheme of the sports car with Heritage Design Package, mirroring the classic hues of Porsche’s early race cars. Like the instruments in the 911 Speedster, the matte-black dial features green and silver colored Arabic numerals, with a green “70” highlighting the tachymeter scale and referencing seven decades of Porsche sports cars.. Also referential of the brand’s historic past are the Porsche Design logo at 3 o’clock and the ‘Speedster’ logo on the mechanical function display at 9 o’clock. Both are finished with golden accents.
Like the Chronograph 911 Speedster, Porsche Design’s proprietary movement calibre, Werk 01.200, powers the timepiece with Heritage Design Package, guaranteeing maximum performance through advanced technology. Matching the alloy wheel of the Heritage Design Package, the lacquered rotor is attached to the movement by a Porsche central locking with Porsche crest. This is entirely dedicated to the historic design of the car. Similar to the interior in the Heritage Design Package, the leather straps are fabricated from cognac-colored car leather with color-coordinated thread. The limitation numbers on the case backs clearly connect the chronographs with the sports cars, which directly correspond with the limitation numbers of the vehicles.
The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Speedster and the Chronograph 911 Speedster with Heritage Design Package will be exclusively available at Porsche Centres worldwide to future owners of the Porsche 911 Speedster or Porsche 911 Speedster with Heritage Design Package as of May 2019 starting at $12,911.00.