Porsche Design – Timepiece No. 1 and Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition

Following more than 40 years of successful collaboration with renowned watchmakers, the luxury brand Porsche Design presents the Timepiece No. 1 and Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition models. These two automatic chronographs mark the beginning of the era Timepieces made by Porsche Design.

The watches, which are the first to be developed completely in-house, are designed on the basis of the same principles used by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche for the very first Porsche Design watch – the legendary Chronograph I: optimal readability, technical perfection, the highest quality materials and an absolute focus on functionality. Each of the new watch models is limited to 500 units.

With its first watch in 1972, Porsche Design introduced a style-defining classic: It was not a watch in the traditional sense, made from gold or silver. Rather, it was a revolutionary time measurement instrument designed entirely in matt black. The first watches to be developed completely in-house build on this tradition and continue the legacy of the Chronograph I with their non-compromising design. They are innovative precision tools, optimised in terms of case size and their finely crafted surfaces, as well as in terms of ease of use and wearer comfort. Porsche Design has taken advantage of the technical possibilities offered by the new millennium in implementing these new features, delighting both engineers and lovers of design alike.

Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1

Functionality and aesthetics were equal partners in the mind of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, with neither taking priority over the other, and this conviction held by the founder set a trend that applies to this day. Nothing is there just for decoration: The impressively defined shapes are derived from the functionality and made from carefully selected, authentic materials that are assembled with highly skilled workmanship. The aesthetics of the Timepiece No. 1 and Chronograph Titanium’s dials further reflect this purism. The hands and bar indices are filled with white luminescent material so that the large dial is as clear as possible at all times. The white lettering also contrasts with the black instrument dial. The date is displayed level with the “3“.

Porsche Design Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition

The two automatic chronographs have been developed entirely by Porsche Design Timepieces AG, based in Solothurn (Switzerland), and have also been manufactured in Switzerland. Both timepieces feature cases made from titanium, with a diameter of 42 millimetres. The black case of the Timepiece No. 1 is not painted, but is instead coated using a special procedure to make the matt black finish even more durable.

With regard to technical features, both models are 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 and the Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition with black calf leather strap are waterproof down to a depth of 50 metres (5 ATM) and are each limited to just 500 units.

Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1

Movement
Calibre ETA Valjoux 7750
Self-winding mechanical chronograph
COSC certified
Porsche Design Icon rotor
48 hour power reserve
28,800 vibrations per hour
25 jewels

Functions
Notification of hours, minutes and seconds
Stopwatch functionality [seconds, minutes and hours]
Date indication

Dial/Hands
Matt black galvanic dial
Matt white numerals and indices
White luminescent bar indices
Black galvanic, high-polish Porsche Design Icon
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
30-minute counter at 12 o’clock
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Date indicator at 3 o’clock
Black galvanic and high-polish white luminescent hour and minute hands
Matt white small seconds hand
Matt red chronograph second hand
Matt white chronograph hour and minute hands

Case
Bead-blasted titanium case with black coating
Diameter 42 mm; height 14.62 mm
Tachymeter scale on the bezel
Screw-down crown
Convex, scratch-resistant and double-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed case back with black-tinted sapphire crystal opening
Water-resistant to 50 meters [5 atm]

Strap/Clasp
Matt black rubber strap with special Porsche Design pattern on the inside
Black coated, bead-blasted folding clasp made of titanium and stainless steel

Porsche Design Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition

Movement
ETA Valjoux 7750 calibre
Automatic chronograph
Officially certified chronometer [COSC]
Porsche Design Icon rotor
48-hour power reserve
28,800 A/h
25 jewels

Functions
Hour, minute, and second display
Stopwatch function [seconds, minutes and hours]
Date display

Dial
Matt black galvanic dial
Matt white numerals and indices
White luminescent bar indices
Black galvanic, high-polish Porsche Design Icon
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
30-minute counter at 12 o’clock
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Date indicator at 3 o’clock
Black galvanic and high-polish white luminescent hour and minute hands
Matt white small seconds hand
Matt red chronograph second hand
Matt white chronograph hour and minute hands

Case
Bead-blasted titanium case
Diameter 42 mm; height 14.62 mm
Tachymeter scale on the bezel
Screw-down crown
Convex, scratch-resistant and double-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed case back with black-tinted sapphire crystal opening
Water-resistant to 50 meters [5 atm]

Strap/Clasp
Black calfskin strap with black stitching
Bead-blasted folding clasp made of titanium and stainless steel

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