Minimalistic however nitty gritty, designed in view of genuine ergonomics, as absolutely worked as the vehicles that share their name with this watch… Porsche Design watches are special, in the best feeling of this word. However, they aren’t simply an activity in style; what you get with Porsche Design watches works out in a good way past a beautiful face. We’ve seen this in the past as of now and it is as yet present in the brand’s most recent manifestations, including this new form of the Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback, presently accessible in another (and handsome) Blue & Leather edition.
Whether you’re into vehicles or not doesn’t truly matter here. Porsche Design watches are not really designed to be auto related items, in spite of the fact that they are designed with the Porsche soul. And when you take a gander at the 911, a symbol of motorsport that has been around since 1963, and that has unmistakably stood the trial of time to become an ageless piece of contemporary designing, you’ll see that Porsche Design knows some things about making lovely yet in addition performant machines.
Porsche Design watches – and most articles created by the Studio F.A. Porsche – share a certain something: an affection for straightforward, no nonsense design where subtleties are not there just for enrichment. This could sound somewhat dull from the start, however indeed, it isn’t. The excellence of a Porsche Design watch lies in its normal German way of thinking of “form follows function”, where ergonomics manage the pen of the designer. This was valid back in 1963 when Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche designed the 911. It was valid in 1972 when he made his first watches, spearheading the utilization of titanium and dark covering. And seeing the present Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Blue & Leather simply builds up this concept.
The Porsche Design 1919, a remarkable shape
Since it’s origin, Porsche Design is about downplayed, smooth, ergonomic design and the watches, with the first-since forever Porsche Design watch presented in 1972 , take action accordingly. All that you’ll see on the watches is here for a valid justification. Each shape has its raison d’être, and on account of the 1919 Chronotimer, this outcomes in a watch that is formed like no other piece on the market.
The 1919 assortment, whatever the development or complication inside the case, has been worked around an unmistakable design. Everything begins with a moderate, chamber like focal holder. And then comes the remainder of the case, which has been designed to upgrade obstruction, strength yet additionally (and for the most part) ergonomics. The case is designed overall, as a solitary piece, which follows the arch of the wrist, with an emptied carry module that puts forth the focal defense essentially a gliding case. Notwithstanding the extremely smooth lines, the watch has an incredible presence and a genuine character. It feels predictable and there’s a by and large “engineered” feel to it.
With its 42mm case and 14.9mm stature, this Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback isn’t essentially a little watch. It is likewise, outwardly speaking, very enormous. In any case, this is a piece that has the right to be worn to be perceived. On the wrist, the idea of ergonomics truly bodes well. Adjusted, got, strong however not massive… Quite a unique piece.
Titanium, of course
What would a Porsche Design be without a titanium case? This material is essential for the brand’s DNA. With the assistance of IWC’s advancements (starting at 1978 IWC was producing accomplice of Porsche Design), the brand was one of the first to present full titanium watches, including titanium arm band, available (Citizen spearheaded the utilization of titanium for wristwatches in 1970), something that would later become a sign of PD watches.
Titanium has been a top choice of PD for quite a long time, for valid justifications. With its attention on ergonomics, titanium has given Porsche Design the opportunity to make bigger watches without compromising on the comfort or the exhibition of the watches. Titanium is 40% lighter than tempered steel yet in addition has high rigidity making it a material of decision for hustling vehicles. The Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback is, obviously, produced in titanium, nonetheless, presently with Grade 5, permitting the brand to combine the standard matte, glass dab shot surfaces with rich cleaned emphasizes – on the bezel and on the pushers. Combining the unordinary yet powerful state of the case with this material upgrades the comfort on the wrist.
Blue dial and 911-sourced leather
The Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback is definitely not an altogether new model. It was introduced at Baselworld 2018 with its new mechanics. The model we have here is another adaptation with new tones and new lash. First is the new dark blue dial – a shading that matches truly with the hazier tone of titanium. The dial of the 1919 Chronotimer observes similar guidelines as the case. Neatness is key here and all the signs are all around situated and separated from each other. The dial has various surface gets done with a matte blue focal region and a round brushed moment track.
The dial is basic, effective and even. The hands and the hour lists are loaded up with Super-LumiNova and all the signs are executed in white to give contrast the blue foundation. The chronograph signs incorporate the focal seconds and 30-moment and 12-hour counters. To keep the dial adjusted, the little seconds has been diminished to a tactful running pointer, repeating the logo at 3 o’clock. Perhaps, for class, the date could be removed.
The shading picked for this new Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Blue & Leather is moderately attentive and relates to the general moderation of the watch. Often seen on a titanium arm band, PD has chosen to add a bit of tastefulness to this piece with an incorporated leather tie, which is made of fine calfskin – a similar material utilized in the insides of Porsche sports vehicles. The lash is entirely coordinated into the design of the watch and highlights dark sewing and a titanium collapsing clasp.
Chronometer Flyback Engine
For numerous years, Porsche Design watches were furnished with ETA Valjoux developments or Lemania types. For example, the past 1919 Chronotimer watches, similar to this one , depended on outsider developments – the Sellita SW-500 to be exact. In 2017 however, the brand chose to up its game and to present another development , the “GT3 version” of the programmed chronograph on the off chance that you like… more honed, more exact, with better execution and more functionalities.
Dubbed Porsche Design Caliber WERK 01.200, this development was created in-house and is currently fabricated by believed outsiders as per Porsche Design’s own details. Thusly, it is a supposed “proprietary” development – a training utilized often in vehicle making.
The Caliber WERK 01.200 is a coordinated, programmed cam-worked chronograph what imparts its base engineering to the believed Valjoux base. However, it has been overhauled on various levels. In the first place, it is outfitted with a flyback work, permitting the chronicle of a few planning meetings in succession. The stop-reset-start grouping can be worked by a solitary press of the catch at 4 o’clock, rather than the exemplary 3-venture arrangement – a helpful element for pilots and team individuals timing a few laps in succession. Additionally, the development includes a tungsten twisting mass, for better winding efficiency.
With its emphasis on accuracy, the development is chronometer-guaranteed by the COSC – Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres. The remainder of the determinations are natural, with a 4Hz recurrence and a 42-hour power save. The development is enriched with darkened scaffolds, plates and rotor, appearing differently in relation to the rhodium-plated and metal parts.
Price and availability
This new Blue & Leather edition of the Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback is a perpetual model in the assortment and is presently accessible at retailers and on the web. It will be valued at EUR 5,950 (incl. burdens) and can be requested here, at www.porsche-design.com .