Porsche Design welcomes this year the new Chronotimer Flyback Special Edition watch driven by the brand’s first automatic calibre, Werk 01.200, a specially developed mechanical-flyback-chronograph movement. Characterized by the technically sophisticated flyback function, it possesses an excellent precision rate, recognized with a COSC certificate for accuracy.
This new edition effortlessly reflects the essence of the style-forming Porsche Heritage. The 42-mm diameter timepiece, water-resistant to five bars, features an innovative titanium case with black titanium carbide-coating. A further tribute to motorsport and lightweight construction, the watch utilizes a matte-black carbon dial reminiscent of Porsche instrument gauges. The stop-second hand and the rings around the chronograph push pieces are designed using red to distinguish the stop-function from the regular time indication, in order to increase the overall functionality.
The leather strap is made of the same high quality leather and identical red stitching used in the interiors of select Porsche sports cars. Also new is the innovative strap system, which allows for quick replacement of the leather strap, and a new titanium butterfly-deployment-clasp with safety push buttons.
The Chronotimer Flyback Special Edition is powered by the Porsche Design calibre Werk 01.200, introduced in the 2017 Chronotimer 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The chronograph calibre features a flyback mechanism, which permits the measurement of successive intervals, such as lap times on the racetrack.
In accordance with Porsche’s lightweight construction philosophy, the movement’s barrel bridge is load-optimized and open-worked to reduce as much weight as possible, while highlighting the flyback function and gear train. The same applies to the energy-optimized Porsche Design Icon rotor. Visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal, the rotor is PVD-coated and equipped with an innovative weight crafted from tungsten.
The Chronotimer Flyback Special Edition is available as of June 2018 for $6,700 (RRP).