This yr marked the fiftieth anniversary of Porsche Design, and celebrations began early within the yr. In January, the corporate revealed a Chronograph 1 -1972 Restricted Version, a trustworthy homage to the unique all-black Porsche Design Chronograph launched in 1972, solely in a titanium case vs the unique metal and with a WERK 01.140 flyback chronograph calibre vs the unique 7750, in a restricted version of 500. And that is the bottom for a brand new restricted version, which is linked to one of many coolest races of our instances, the GP Ice Race
Along with the 50Y restricted version, there was additionally the Chronograph 1 – 911 Version 50Y Porsche Design; this one is just about the identical because the Chronograph 1, solely a contemporary model changed the retro emblem seen on the dial. The Chronograph 1 featured a stable caseback, and the clear caseback of the Chronograph 1 – 911 Version 50Y Porsche Design showcased a Fuchsfelgen-shaped rotor. The manufacturing was restricted to 750 watches, completely obtainable to consumers of the 911 Porsche Design fiftieth Anniversary Version vehicles.
A singular GP Ice Race 2022 chronograph additionally marked the anniversary. Since 2019, the GP Ice Race has been organised by Ferdinand Porsche, Prof. F. A. Porsche’s nephew, and it’s a car-racing occasion on an ice observe that takes place in Zell am See in Austria, house to Porsche Design studio since 1974 and in addition Porsche’s household ancestral house. The GP 2022 Version watch was based mostly on Chronograph 1 and was supplied with an unique strap to put on over a racing go well with. Produced as a restricted version of solely 50 items and equipped with goodies within the collector’s field, it bought out shortly.
In January 2023, the Ice Race competitors will once more disrupt the silence of Austria’s countryside. As soon as once more, followers of the enduring model will get their likelihood to purchase a Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Version. This time the manufacturing is proscribed to 250 items to keep away from angering the crowds.
The brand new watch is available in an uncoated titanium case with a 40.8mm diameter and a 14.5mm top. The crown, the chronograph pushers, and the lugs are contrasting black, an ideal match with the matte metallic. The dial is black with contrasting fluorescent markers in white. Across the dial, the place the 2022 reference had a large flange with the tachymeter scale, the brand new version incorporates a 60-min scale with indicators set at 5-min intervals, marked by dots and corresponding numerals.
The time is indicated by rectangular-shaped central hour and pointed minute fingers coated with luminous materials. Purple sub-counters fingers at 12 and 6 o’clock visually help the crimson chronograph central hand. At 9 o’clock, there’s the small seconds sub-dial. On the other aspect is a day-date show with a classic Porsche Design emblem on prime of the aperture. The emblem can be discovered on the crown, clasp and again of the case. The seven-fold, anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with onerous coating protects the dial and gives optimum legibility. The caseback is stable, with applicable inscriptions and a small however enjoyable GP emblem – a Yeti sitting on a tractor.
The calibre WERK 01.240, a proprietary growth of the 7750 motion with a flyback perform and COSC certification, drives the New Porsche Design Chronograph 1 GP 2023 Restricted Version.
The GP 2023 Restricted Version is launched with two strap variants. The white GP cloth strap, beforehand supplied with the GP 2022 Version, is designed to be worn over a ski or racing go well with – the model means that skijoring fans will respect it. Porsche Design will provide a traditional black leather-based strap with a matte-black titanium folding clasp for these lower than the final word winter braveness check. Up to now, the skiers have been pulled throughout the ice observe by horses; the Zell am See occasion implicates pulling by race vehicles, a modern-day variant of skijoring.
Prospects can order the restricted Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Version beginning 11 January 2023 at www.porsche-design.com and in Porsche Design Shops worldwide for EUR 8,950. Patrons will obtain the watch in a black field with a laser-engraved acrylic plaque.