Friday, November 10, 2017

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Thanks to the “Porsche for Porsche Design” concept, Porsche enthusiasts can own a personalized, custom-made wristwatch inspired by the design of their unique sports car. The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series combines the classic attributes of Porsche Design timepieces with the characteristics of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, extending the unique identity of the vehicle to its driver's wrist. Both the sports car and the chronograph will be manufactured as limited editions of 500 each, according to the individual order, and delivered simultaneously.

Inspired by the sporty performance of Porsche’s new masterpiece, Porsche Design has developed its first mechanical in-house movement for the Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The development of the calibre Werk 01.200 took three years. It features a complex flyback mechanism, allowing the elapsed seconds hand to be stopped, returned to zero, and restarted instantly with a single push of a but-ton, such as when clocking lap times during a race. The 4Hz-automatic movement results from state-of-the-art production methods. It combines the brand’s distinct concentrated competence in engineering and watchmaking with the expertise in vehicle construction.
The cut out of the movement’s barrel bridge not only exhibits the flyback function and the gear trains but, also, implements Porsche’s lightweight design in a consequent fashion. As is representative of Porsche Design, the move-ment is black. Its energy-optimized rotor, visible through the sapphire case back, features a design inspired by an alloy wheel and is partially crafted from tungsten. This innovative material is extremely difficult to process but provides the necessary weight to guarantee a highly powerful wind, despite the delicate design.
The rotor, attached by a Porsche central locking with Porsche coat of arms, is similar to the wheel rims with accents of gold or done completely in black. In addition to being Porsche Design’s first in-house movement, Werk 01.200 also bears a certificate of the Swiss C.O.S.C. institution, verifying the accuracy of its performance.
The lightweight titanium case is finished with a characteristic black carbide coating. Its sportive carbon dial skilfully incorporates the recognizable carbon fiber strips of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series and is finished with the original lacquer car paint. At 9 o'clock, a small dial with the lettering "911 Turbo S Exclusive Series" indicates the movement. The strap is fabricated from the same high-quality leather and yarn used in the seats of the car, as is the iconic perforation.
0 to 200 km/h in 9.6 seconds. Engine power of 446 kW (607 HP). Maximum speed at 330 km/h. The bi-turbo 6-cylinder Boxer engine with 3.8 litres displacement of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series has 19 kW (27 HP) more power output than = the standard 911 Turbo S. The increased power is due to the Exclusive Powerkit, offered exclusively in the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

Just like the models of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, the timepieces are designed according to the individual wishes of their future owners. The goal: transform a special piece into an extraordinary one, like the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.
The carbon dial is offered in six brilliant hues: Golden Yellow Metallic, Carrara White Metallic, Agate Grey Metallic, Black, Guards Red, and Graphite Blue Metallic. Matching seams are available in the same colors. The timepiece is delivered with a titanium bracelet and two leather straps featuring titanium deployment buckles. A Porsche Design tool for length adjustment is also included.
From 08 June 2017, the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series are exclusively available at Porsche Centres worldwide to the owners of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series sports car at a suggested starting retail price of $12,650.

Technical details
Model: Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 15,33mm
Material: Titanium case with black titanium carbide coating
Crown: Screw-down
Glass: Convex sapphire crystal with hard coating, scratchproof and with sevenfold anti-glare property on both sides
Bezel: Tachymeter scale
Case back: Screw-down with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant: Dynamically water-resistant up to 5 bar

Dial
Carbon with Porsche lacquer paint in Golden Yellow Metallic, Carrara White Metallic, Agate Grey Metallic, Black, Guards Red, and Graphite Blue Metallic
Minute, hour, mechanical function display at 9 o’clock, chronograph second hand, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, date window at 4 o’clock

Hands
Black hands with white SuperLuminova coating for maximum readability

Movement
Porsche Design calibre Werk 01.200
Height of the movement: 8,50mm
Diameter: 13 ¼ ''' [30,00mm]
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 (C.O.S.C.)

Functions
Minute, hour, mechanical function display at 9 o’clock
30-minute counter at 12 o’clock
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Chronograph second hand
Date window at 4 o’clock with fast correction

Design Features
Matte-black movement with chrome-plated bridges, plates and polished screws
Engraved Porsche Design Icons
Design and finish of the rotor according to the original wheel rim of the 911 Turbo
S Exclusive Series, central locking with Porsche coat of arms

Strap
Screw-down titanium strap with black titanium carbide coating and interchangeable wristband system, titanium folding-clasp with fine adjustment
Black perforated calf-leather strap with interchangeable wristband system [sizes
M and L], seams in gold, white, grey, black, red and blue, titanium folding clasp with pushers
Porsche Design tool to shorten the bracelet

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