Porsche Design has produced a special chronograph watch model to mark the 70th birthday of a motorsport legend. Individually configured by Hans-Joachim Stuck, the timepiece symbolises his most successful years in motorsport with Porsche.
The racing driver’s exclusive gift to himself is a highly customised chronograph that he specially designed with the custom-built Timepieces configurator from an endless number of possibilities.
The custom-built chronograph created by Stuck is based on ‘his’ colours: the bright Speed Blue goes back to the paint finish of the Porsche 962 C in which the long-distance world champion twice won the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as his helmet decorated with white stars.
The tachymeter bezel and the performance indicator hand are design elements that provide a visual link to the driver’s career, with an unmistakable reference to motorsport. For the housing, Stuck opted for a black titanium carbide coating. The elegant yet sporty model features matte black hands, as well as a coloured ring in Carrera White Metallic.
Speed Blue was also chosen for the strap, which is made of genuine Porsche vehicle leather, with decorative stitching made of the same yarn that’s used in the cars – in this case in GT Silver Metallic.
The oscillating weight of the mechanical self-winding Porsche Design chronograph calibre WERK 01.100 is designed in the shape of a Porsche wheel – a tribute to Stuck’s favourite vehicle away from racing – the iconic 911.