To mark the launching of the new Porsche 911 Dakar, Porsche Design is presenting the new Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar and the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition. These timepieces feature innovative titanium carbide cases.
Forty years ago Porsche Design became the first watch manufacturer to have a chronograph made of titanium. Now the company has succeeded in molding a chronograph case from the robust and highly scratch-resistant material titanium carbide.
Titanium carbide is not subject to any visible aging process, is hypoallergenic, and even lighter than titanium. The ceramic material can be recognized by its striking black powder–coated look and elegant crystal structure. The new abbreviation “TiC” (titanium carbide) for the innovative material adorns the dial in striking red.
The Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar offers optimum readability. The red 60 of the minute scale on the dial catches the eye just as quickly as the red stop hands. In addition, the markings of the small hour display for whole hours are wider than the half-hour markings.
The dial in black offers a sporty contrast to the Porsche Design WERK 01.240 with flyback function lettering in red. With the “911 Dakar” lettering above the date display at 3 o’clock, the chronograph clearly reveals its many similarities with the limited Porsche special model.
The 911 Dakar Rallye Design evokes memories of a historic motorsport success with an additional rough roads graphic in white, blue, gold, and red in the small seconds: back in 1984, Porsche won the automobile classification of the Paris–Dakar desert rally with the modified 953 in these colors.
The winding rotor of the watch corresponds to the rim of the Porsche 911 Dakar right down to the smallest detail. Analogous to the vehicle configuration, the rim design of the two timepieces is available in black satin and solid white. For the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar, the winding rotor is also available in Vesuvius gray.
Should the choice fall on black satin gloss or Vesuvius gray, the rim ring is in brilliant silver. The modern Porsche crest adorns the central cap in the selected rim color.
Set into a titanium case back, the rotor and Porsche Design WERK 01.240 are protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire glass with seven-fold anti-reflective coating. The pushers and crown are also made of titanium. The engraved limitation number on the case back emphasizes the close connection to the Porsche 911 Dakar, which is also limited and bears the same number.
The COSC-certified Cal. WERK 01.240 features a flyback function that combines starting, stopping, and resetting in a single operation.
The quick-change system enables the leather straps to be exchanged without the use of tools. The strap made of black leather including contrast stitching in Shadegreen and a perforation with backing made of Race-Tex in Shadegreen is derived from the seat middle of the Porsche 911 Dakar.
The leather strap for the Dakar Rallye Design Edition also takes inspiration from the seat middle with black leather and contrast stitching as well as a perforation with backing made of Race-Tex in Shark Blue.
These new watches can be ordered exclusively by buyers of the new Porsche 911 Dakar and 911 Dakar Rallye Design at Porsche Centers at a price starting at 13,950 Euros (RRP).
The timepieces are limited to a total of 2,500 pieces, and customers will receive them together with a plaque in a high-quality box. The joint limitation number of the Porsche 911 Dakar and the matching timepiece on the plaque display the affinity between these two fascinating collector’s items.