“If you investigate the capacity of an article, its structure often becomes self-evident,” was the philosophy of Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (organizer of Porsche Design). “Form follows function” is something we often hear in the watch world yet with Porsche Design, it involves truth. Evidently basic yet completely useful, this has become significantly more genuine with the brand’s most recent expansion to the notorious 1919 territory. Meet the Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC, a utilitarian, super-practical, well-designed traveller’s watch.
The fundamental GMT/double time observe ordinarily requires the crown to be pulled (or unscrewed) to set neighborhood time when you land in another time region. Some do it very well, similar to the Rolex/Tudor GMT watches, as the neighborhood time is quick changed by one-hour increases. On a standard ETA/Sellita development, it’s the home time that is changed, implying that few stages are required (pulling the crown, changing the neighborhood time, then returning the crown and changing the home time… fiddly).
Some brands, nonetheless, have chosen to move toward things from an alternate point, in any event on the usefulness side. The new Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC is just about that offering a simple, quick and natural change of the nearby time when landing. By basically pressing a catch (no compelling reason to haul the crown out) the neighborhood time is set. By and by, I’d vote that this ought to be the best way to consider a GMT watch… Period!
Industrial Design as a motto
Back to the actual watch. The 1919 Globetimer UTC holds the popular design idea driving a large portion of the articles made by Porsche Design. A straightforward and clean design, guided by comfort, usefulness, and ergonomics. However, straightforward doesn’t mean ugly. A long way from that. The 1919 assortment has been around for certain years now and regardless of its spotless looks, it is quickly unmistakable gratitude to its totally tube shaped focal holder and the mark emptied drag module. The case actually quantifies 42mm in width and truly embraces the wrist when worn.
As often with Porsche Design, titanium has been utilized for the situation of three of the four versions presented at Baselworld 2019. For the fourth model, the brand has added a surprising strong rose gold piece to the assortment. Following its standard mechanical motivation, the case is, on all models, for the most part glass dot impacted with careful cleaned complements. The titanium caseback is engraved with the 24 primary urban communities and time zones.
As for the dial, intelligibility was one of the key elements when designing the watch. Its opening is pretty much as extensive as could really be expected (basically no bezel) and the signs are totally set apart on all around separated areas. The dial shade of the Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC relies upon the picked release: blue for the titanium on titanium arm band model, dark or earthy colored for the titanium on leather form, and dark for the gold on leather edition.
A traveller’s watch is above all else an instrument to improve on your life. Subsequently, it bodes well to outfit GMT watches with the most commonsense highlights conceivable. For its new 1919 Globetimer UTC, Porsche Design has made a framework that permits setting the neighborhood time advantageously by the ergonomically-molded, ideally situated pusher. When flying east, each press of the “+” button propels the subsequent time region by a timespan hour. When flying west, squeezing the “– ” button causes the UTC hands to move the other way. At the same time, the UTC hands move consequently, staying in synchrony.
Linked to this is a day/night marker – a white speck shows up in the opening during the daytime hours however changes to dark around evening time. At last, it additionally incorporates the reference time, for which a second and obviously discernable hour hand with an unmistakable iridescent tip is mindful. This hand turns once every 24 hours. There is no compelling reason to unscrew the crown or sense its first detent position for the autonomous change of the nearby time hour hand.
Powering the Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC is the new type Werk 04.110. In light of the Sellita Caliber SW 200, the development has gone through genuine alterations (for example, a ball-borne, bidirectional winding rotor). On top of the base development is a time-region component uncommonly created for Porsche Design by Dubois-Depraz. Such a time-region instrument, using a press button system, was not accessible available and must be made (just brands like Patek or Ulysse Nardin have this in their collection).
Reliability was key in the turn of events and the developments were tried in compliance with the severe standards of Chronofiable SA (for example, each push-piece should withstand at any rate 10,000 exchanging cycles). The development is likewise chronometer-guaranteed by the COSC prior to being cased.
The Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC will be accessible at all PD retailers and valued at EUR 5,950 (titanium on leather), EUR 6,450 (titanium on titanium) or EUR 29,500 (gold on leather). More subtleties at www.porsche-design.com .