This new Porsche Design Chronograph 1 special edition model marks 75 years since Ferry Porsche presented the Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster to the world.
Launched 1948, Porsche 356 was Porsche’s first production automobile. Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the new timepiece is a limited edition of 475 pieces.
The original Chronograph I from 1972 was Porsche Design’s first product and the world’s first all-black timepiece. Like the Porsche 911, it was conceived by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and, similarly to the legendary sports car, embodies the perfect balance between design and engineering.
The antireflective matte-black dial was inspired by the dashboard in the cockpit of the Porsche 911. The double-sided, seven-fold antireflective and scratch-resistant sapphire-crystal glass with hardened coating ensures optimal readability no matter the time of day. The tachymeter and day/date display use the renowned Porsche font.
On the rear, behind the sapphire-crystal case back, the winding rotor of the mechanical movement quotes the shape of the iconic 911 Fuchs alloy wheels with colored Porsche Crest.
The Chronograph 1 – 75 Years of Porsche Edition has been improved in numerous details compared to the original from 1972.
For instance, the case now consists of lightweight, durable, and hypoallergenic titanium instead of stainless steel. The specially developed textile leather strap features light-blue decorative stitching and a central red stripe – the colors of the 75 Years of Porsche anniversary logo.
In addition, the chronograph is available with a black leather strap and matching black stitching. The chronograph’s quick-change system allows for exchanging both straps in no time.
This special edition chronograph watch houses the COSC-certified mechanical Porsche Design WERK 01.140 caliber. The engraved limitation number and the 75Y logo on the case back underscore the exclusivity of this timepiece.
The Chronograph 1 – 75 Years of Porsche Edition will be available from June 8 for 9,975 Euros (RRP) at porsche-design.com, in Porsche Design Stores and from selected watch retailers.