Influenced by the 1972 original, there's no second lost to Porsche Design's Timepiece No.1 and Chronograph Titanium.
Words by Aneesha Rai in The Lifestyle · May 11th, 2015
Called a new milestone in the history of the black watch, Porsche Design has now decided to launch its very own timepieces division headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Both the Timepiece No.1 and Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition watches are products in this new division and have only 500 units available. The watches are designed in-house and are based on the legendary first Porsche watch called the Chronograph I designed in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. Offering optimal readability, technical perfection, the highest quality materials, and apt functionality, the watch’s design leaves no stone unturned.
Termed a style-defining classic, the Timepiece No.1’s predecessor was essentially a time measuring instrument, not a watch. Designed entirely in matte black, each nook and corner of the watch has been created with fine-tuned precision, offering a classic look that prevails without compromising structure or comfort. Porsche Design has now developed the watch using technology in the new millenium, thereby bridging gaps between decades without losing reminiscence with the original design. At no point is any facet of the watch decorative in both editions; its aesthetics reflect functionality. The hands and bar indices are filled with white luminescent material so that the large dial is as clear as possible at all times. The white lettering also contrasts with the black instrument dial. Both timepieces feature cases made from titanium.
The black case of the Timepiece No. 1 is not painted, but is instead coated with matte black finish to make the product more durable. With regard to technical features, both models are equipped with a mechanical Valjoux 7750 chronograph mechanism that has a power reserve of 48 hours. The blackened sapphire crystal case back that shows the inner workings of the exclusive, energy-optimised Porsche Design rotor is eye-catching, making this a must-have in any watch connossieur wardrobe.