Monday, June 8, 2015

Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 - Timeless Timepieces in Titanium

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With the Chronotimer Series 1, Porsche Design presents individual timepieces influenced by legendary Porsche Design icons. At the same time, the models form the first complete series of timepieces developed entirely independently by the luxury brand and based on the principles of Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The series will be launched in July 2015.

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Individual model versions of the very highest quality 
The model versions of the Chronotimer Series 1 feature a captivating high-quality titanium case, which gives each watch its unmistakable look. The timepieces offer a variety of finishes and material choices for the strap: High-quality leather, high-tech fabric, titanium and rubber add a personal touch to the individual references. With regard to the bezel, there is also a focus on individuality and craftsmanship: Bezels in the Chronotimer Series 1 are available in black, titanium or 18-carat rose gold. The colour of the dials in black, carbon or deep blue gives each individual timepiece a unique appearance.

Legendary characteristics with a new look
The principles of the Chronotimer Series 1 correspond with those laid out by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche for the very first timepiece he designed in 1972, the black Chronograph I: optimal readability, technical perfection, the highest quality materials and a puristic design with an absolute focus on functionality. The new timepieces continue this tradition as puristic and timeless precision instruments. In 1980, Porsche Design revolutionised the watch industry with the Titanium Chronograph – the world's first timepiece made entirely of titanium. This material guarantees the highest level of resistance and ensures that the watch is extremely skin-friendly. Moreover, the material's low weight ensures that the timepiece is comfortable to wear. These characteristics are as relevant today as they were back then, and encompass a tradition that the Chronotimer Series 1 continues to embody.

Timepieces made by Porsche Design
The Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 was developed entirely by Porsche Design Timepieces AG, based in Solothurn (Switzerland), and was also manufactured in Switzerland. It is based on both the legendary Chronograph I timepiece from 1972 and the Titanium Chronograph from 1980. The characteristics of the first completely independently designed series of timepieces are timeless and modern: The diameter of the case is 42 millimetres. The watch is powered by the mechanical ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement with a power reserve of 48 hours and a date display at the “3”. The black-tinted sapphire crystal case back that shows the inner workings of the exclusive, energy-optimised Porsche Design rotor is a real eye-catcher. The Chronotimer Series 1 is water-resistant to 5 bar.

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