With the Chronograph 1 – All Black Numbered Edition, Porsche Design is bringing the next generation of the legendary 1972 classic back to the market.
Based on the design of the Chronograph 1 – 1972 Limited Edition, of which 500 pieces were originally produced and sold, and which was released in January 2022 to celebrate Porsche Design’s 50th anniversary, the new Chronograph 1 – All Black Numbered Edition features numerous upgraded details. The inimitable design of the original wristwatch has retained its legendary status. But the time has come to write a new chapter in the history of the Chronograph I.
Starting in November, this exclusive timepiece will be released as a limited series, with a maximum of 1,000 timepieces produced per year worldwide. The sequential numbering on the back of the housing makes each piece truly one of a kind.
Manufactured at Porsche Design Timepieces AG, the in-house watch-making facility in Solothurn, Switzerland, the Chronograph 1 – All Black Numbered Edition pays further tribute to the iconic original and will continue to exude the essence of Porsche Design long after the anniversary year is over.
The Chronograph 1—All Black Numbered Edition is reminiscent of the pure design of the completely black timepiece from 1972.
In similar fashion to its revolutionary predecessor, the Chronograph 1 — All Black Numbered Edition impresses with its matte-black dial. It was the first time F. A. Porsche had succeeded in transferring his idea of the design, aesthetics, and functionality of a sports car to a watch.
The easily readable dial behind anti-reflective glass was inspired by the dashboard in the cockpit of the Porsche 911. The crown and wristband feature the current Porsche Design logo. On the back, the sapphire-crystal case back reveals the Porsche Design icon of the winding rotor.
The double-sided, seven-layer anti-reflective and scratch-resistant sapphire-crystal glass with its hardened coating ensures optimal readability, no matter what time of day it is. The tachymeter and the day/date display use the current Porsche font. Last but not least, the minute hand captures the tapered design once optimized by F. A. Porsche.
The ‘All Black’ wristwatch is powered by a mechanical, COSC-certified WERK 01.140 chronometer for maximum precision. Details such as the all-black coated titanium detachable wristband with minutely adjustable folding clasp breathe new life into this historic classic: a unique and timeless precision instrument that carries the Porsche Design DNA through and through — today as much as in the past.
Like all chronographs manufactured by Porsche Design, this wristwatch is made by hand with a keen eye for detail. Porsche Design has had its own exclusive manufacturing company in the Swiss town of Solothurn since 2014: Porsche Design Timepieces AG.
The Chronograph — All Black Numbered Edition can now be pre-ordered online as well as in Porsche Design Stores and from selected watch retailers for €8,950.
Model: Chronograph 1 – All Black Numbered Edition
Reference number 6043.7.01.001.01.5
Finishing: Titanium carbide coating / glass bead-blasted
Diameter: 40.80 mm
Height 14.15 mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with hard-coating, scratchproof and sevenfold anti-reflective on both sides
Case back: Bottom with sapphire crystal, screwed
Water resistant: Up to 10 bar (dynamic)
Minute, hour, mechanical function display at 9 o’clock
Chronograph second hand
30- minute counter at 12 o’clock
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Day and date window at 3 o’clock
Porsche Design calibre WERK 01.140, Chronograph, day and date display, COSC-certified
Rotor: Porsche Design Icon Rotor, black chrome-plated
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Height: 7.90 mm
Power reserve: 48 hours
Vibrations: 28,800 per hour [4 Hz]
Titanium strap quick change system Clasp
Titanium folding clasp with fine adjustment
Limited Box with badge
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