Friday, November 10, 2017

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT2 RS

As part of the “Porsche Design for Porsche Projects” collaborations, Porsche Design now offers a custom-made watch along with a sports car for the second time in its history. For this exclusive offer, Porsche Design has developed a high-end chronograph, driven by the brand’s first in-house movement, matching the uniqueness of a corresponding sports car.

The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT2 RS, exclusively available for owners of the new 911 GT2 RS, who appreciate performance and exclusivity, thus coming closer to their personal dream of the perfect sports car.
The car and watch can be ordered exclusively at Porsche Centres around the world. Each will be manufactured according to specifications of the client’s individual order -linked by the sports car’s individual VIN number - and delivered together. As a result of this program, Porsche Design extends the unique identity of the vehicle to its driver's wrist.

The flyback chronograph features Porsche Design’s new in-house movement, Calibre Werk 01.200, which is C.O.S.C. certified. This function allows the chronograph’s second hand to be stopped, returned to zero, and restarted instantly with just one push of a button for the measurement of intermediate and lap times. The development of Calibre Werk 01.200, with its complex fly-back mechanism, took three years. Like all products from the exclusive lifestyle brand, the automatic movement was designed through placing the highest demands on performance, and ease of use.
As a result of the heat-treated coil spring, the movement delivers additional constant force transmission, among other features, to optimize the rate accuracy during increased load conditions over a longer period of time. Such increased load occurs, for instance, when time is stopped on the race track.

Just like the wheel transfers force from the engine to the road, the movement’s rotor is crucial for generating and transferring the mechanical energy in an automatic movement. Consequently, and with love for detail, the rotor is designed to resemble the wheel rim of the 911 GT2 RS.

The skeletonized rotor, however, presented a particular engineering challenge, due to its reduced surface area and weight. Due to these facts, Porsche Design utilizes tungsten in the rotor production, which is an innovative, yet difficult-to-process material. A Porsche automobile’s typical central locking system with RS logo attaches the rotor to the movement, like its larger counterpart.
Also, Porsche’s Development Center for Motorsport was the catalyst in the design of the barrel bridge. In order to implement Porsche’s lightweight design, the bridges are load/stress optimised. The architecture of the movement is shaped to reveal the fascinating mechanism of the technically-complex flyback function. The Calibre Werk 01.200 has a C.O.S.C. certificate for high-accuracy in all positions.

Thanks to its sporty design, the 42 mm titanium case is an instant eye-catcher. Like the sports car, painted in GT Metallic Silver with black accents, the black titanium-carbide-coating on the chronograph’s bezel and case back emulate the two-tone color scheme of the car. Looking at the dial, should be a constant reminder of the dream of a perfect sports car is, not only worthwhile, but a potential reality at any moment.

Like the stabilizers, the connecting rods, the shifter paddles, and the steering wheel cover, the dial is made of carbon fiber. It is reminiscent of the carbon fiber strips used in the 911 GT2 RS and refined with the original car lacquer. The time display reflects the instrument cluster and speedometer in the cockpit. A mechanical function display with "911 GT2 RS" logo indicates the smooth running of the movement and replaces the small seconds at the 9 o’clock position. The tachymeter scale, sitting on top of the rehaut, allows the calculation of average speeds, a feature created for the race track.
The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT2 RS delivers with two leather straps: one black leather/Alcantara and one red leather/Alcantara. Thanks to the interchangea-ble wristband system, both can be easily exchanged. Through the use of Alcantara leather, Porsche Design again draws the parallel to the sports car. The titanium fold-ing clasp, extends the lightweight-principle to a reliable fastening system. The sports car and chronograph are inseparably linked to the unique VIN, which is laser engraved into the titanium case back of the timepiece.

From June 30, 2017, the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT2 RS is exclusively available at Porsche Centres worldwide to future owners of the 911 GT2 RS sports car, suggested retail price in Germany incl. VAT starting at 9,450.00 Euro.

Technical details
Model: Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT2 RS

Design Features
Matte black movement with chrome-plated bridges, plates and polished screws
Engraved Porsche Design Icons
Design and lacquer paint of the rotor according to the magnesium wheels of the 911 GT2 RS

Case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 15,33 mm
Material: Titanium, bezel and case back with black titanium carbide coating
Crown: Screw-down with Clous-de-Paris décor for perfect grip
Glass: Convex sapphire crystal with hard coating, scratch-proof and with seven-fold anti-glare properties on both sides
Case back: Screw-down with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant: Dynamically water-resistant up to 5 bar

Dial
Carbon with original Porsche lacquer paint in GT Silver Metallic
Hands: Black hands with white SuperLuminova coating for maximum readability, yellow chronograph hands

Movement
Porsche Design Caliber Werk 01.200
Self-winding chronograph calibre with energy-optimized Porsche Design rotor resembling the magnesium wheels of the 911 GT2 RS Weissach Package
Height: 8,50 mm
Diameter: 13 ¼ ''' [30,00 mm]
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Jewels: 25
Frequency: 28,800 per hour [4 Hz]
Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector
Balance: Glucydur
Shock protection: Incabloc
Mainspring: Nivaflex
Bridges: load/stress optimised barrel bridge according to Porsche’s lightweight principle
Winding: energy-optimised rotor
Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Functions
Hour, minute, small seconds with mechanical function display at 9 o’clock
Flyback chronograph:
- 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock
- 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
- Central chronograph second hand
Day of the week display at 4 o’clock with fast correction

Strap
Black leather strap with black Alcantara [sizes M and L], interchangeable wrist-band system and titanium folding clasp with pushers
Red leather strap with red Alcantara [sizes M and L], interchangeable wristband system and titanium folding clasp with pushers

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