Porsche Design starts off with new timepieces series
Stuttgart, Germany. It has been more than four decades since Porsche Design revolutionized the premium watch industry for the first time by launching the world first matte black Chronograph I. Today, the renowned forge of innovation presents a brand new collection – “Chronotimer Collection” – reflecting the new direction of the luxury and lifestyle brand. By launching the “Chronotimer Collection“, Porsche Design celebrates the brand’s natural passion for racing: Looking at the specific needs of racing drivers, Porsche Design founder Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche relied on matte black surfaces and titanium at an early stage. These strengths have not lost any significance since then, and thus feature the new collection. The series will be launched worldwide in July 2015.
The “Chronotimer Collection” embodies sportiness, speed and performance. The design of the timepieces is inspired by the non-reflective instruments of a cockpit which are entirely matte black except of the white numerals and hands. The combination with a double-sided, 7-layer coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal minimizes reflections for optimal performance and ensures a perfect readability of the time.
Eleven individual model versions
The model versions of the “Chronotimer Collection” feature a captivating titanium case. The timepieces offer a variety of surface-finishes and material choices for the strap: High-quality leather, high-tech fabric, titanium and rubber add a personal touch to the individual references. With regard to the bezel, there is also a focus on individuality and craftsmanship: Bezels in the “Chronotimer Collection” are available in matt black coated titanium, titanium or 18-carat rose gold. The color of the dials in matt black, carbon, deep blue or white gives each individual timepiece a striking appearance.
For the first time the Porsche Design “Chronotimer Collection” was developed by Porsche Design Timepieces AG, based in Solothurn (Switzerland) in cooperation with the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See (Austria), and was also manufactured in Switzerland. The characteristics of the timepieces are timeless and modern: The diameter of the case is 42 millimeters. The watch is powered by the mechanical ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement with a power reserve of 48 hours and a date display at the “3”. The black-tinted sapphire crystal case back shows the inner workings of the exclusive, energy-optimized Porsche Design rotor. The “Chronotimer Collection” is water-resistant to 5 bar.
In 1963, Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche designed the legendary Porsche 911. Almost 10 years later he embarked on a mission that is still driving us today – to build a company that takes the spirit of Porsche beyond the automotive, creating a new luxury lifestyle:
Welcome to the world of Porsche Design. A world that stays eternally young, fresh and cool by passionately driving for innovation. A world of perfection and precision – created and engineered by our legendary Porsche Design Studios in Zell am See, Berlin and Singapore, and brought to life by carefully-selected manufacturers, particularly in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
A world where new quality materials, technologies and finest functional elegance blend into a truly exclusive, iconic contemporary design – challenging traditions with a clear purpose: To enhance the performance, comfort and health of today’s sophisticated professionals and tomorrow’s successful leaders: At business, leisure, sports and home. Some call it luxury? We call it essentials for a challenging future.
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|Case||Material||Glass bead-blasted titanium with black titanium carbide coating, red pusher lines|
|Glass||Convex, scratch-resistant, double-sided, and 7-layer anti-reflective; sapphire crystal|
|Case back||Screwed case back with black-tinted sapphire crystal opening|
|Water-resistance||To 5 bar|
|Dial||Carbon | Red; Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock; 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock; 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock; date window at 3 o’clock|
|Bezel||Glass bead-blasted titanium with black titanium carbide coating; Tachymeter scale|
|Clasp||Folding clasp made of titanium and stainless steel|
|Movement||Caliber||ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph|
|Rotor||Porsche Design Icon rotor|
|Display| Functions||Hour, minute and seconds display; stopwatch function[seconds, minutes and hours ]; date window|
More information can be found on the official Porsche Design website