Minimalistic however point by point, designed in light of genuine ergonomics, as unequivocally worked as the vehicles that share their name with this watch… Porsche Design watches are special, in the best feeling of this word. Be that as it may, they aren’t simply an activity in style; what you get with Porsche Design watches works out positively past a lovely face. We’ve seen this in the past as of now and it is as yet present in the brand’s most recent manifestations, including this new form of the Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback, presently accessible in another (and handsome) Blue & Leather edition.
Whether you’re into vehicles or not doesn’t truly matter here. Porsche Design watches are not really designed to be auto related items, despite the fact that they are designed with the Porsche soul. And when you take a gander at the 911, a symbol of motorsport that has been around since 1963, and that has unmistakably stood the trial of time to become an ageless piece of contemporary designing, you’ll see that Porsche Design knows some things about making excellent yet additionally performant machines.
Porsche Design watches – and most items created by the Studio F.A. Porsche – share a certain something: an adoration for straightforward, no nonsense design where subtleties are not there just for enhancement. This could sound somewhat dull from the outset, yet indeed, it isn’t. The excellence of a Porsche Design watch lies in its levelheaded German way of thinking of “form follows function”, where ergonomics manage the pen of the designer. This was valid back in 1963 when Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche designed the 911. It was valid in 1972 when he made his first watches, spearheading the utilization of titanium and dark covering. And seeing the present Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Blue & Leather simply supports this concept.
The Porsche Design 1919, a remarkable shape
Since it’s origin, Porsche Design is about downplayed, smooth, ergonomic design and the watches, with the first-since forever Porsche Design watch presented in 1972 , follow after accordingly. All that you’ll see on the watches is here for a valid justification. Each shape has its raison d’être, and on account of the 1919 Chronotimer, this outcomes in a watch that is formed like no other piece on the market.
The 1919 assortment, whatever the development or complication inside the case, has been worked around a quite certain design. Everything begins with a moderate, chamber like focal holder. And then comes the remainder of the case, which has been designed to upgrade opposition, strength yet additionally (and principally) ergonomics. The case is designed in general, as a solitary piece, which follows the arch of the wrist, with an emptied drag module that presents the focal defense for all intents and purposes a gliding case. Regardless of the extremely smooth lines, the watch has an extraordinary presence and a genuine character. It feels predictable and there’s a generally “engineered” feel to it.
With its 42mm case and 14.9mm stature, this Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback isn’t in essence a little watch. It is additionally, outwardly talking, very enormous. All things considered, this is a piece that has the right to be worn to be perceived. On the wrist, the idea of ergonomics truly bodes well. Adjusted, got, strong yet not massive… Quite a unique piece.
Titanium, of course
What would a Porsche Design be without a titanium case? This material is essential for the brand’s DNA. With the assistance of IWC’s advances (starting at 1978 IWC was fabricating accomplice of Porsche Design), the brand was one of the first to present full titanium watches, including titanium wristband, available (Citizen spearheaded the utilization of titanium for wristwatches in 1970), something that would later become a sign of PD watches.
Titanium has been a top pick of PD for quite a long time, for valid justifications. With its emphasis on ergonomics, titanium has given Porsche Design the opportunity to make bigger watches without compromising on the comfort or the exhibition of the watches. Titanium is 40% lighter than hardened steel yet in addition has high elasticity settling on it a material of decision for dashing vehicles. The Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback is, obviously, fabricated in titanium, nonetheless, presently with Grade 5, permitting the brand to combine the standard matte, glass globule shot surfaces with rich cleaned highlights – on the bezel and on the pushers. Combining the irregular yet successful state of the case with this material upgrades the comfort on the wrist.
Blue dial and 911-sourced leather
The Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback is certifiably not an altogether new model. It was introduced at Baselworld 2018 with its new mechanics. The model we have here is another adaptation with new tones and new lash. First is the new dark blue dial – a shading that matches truly with the hazier tone of titanium. The dial of the 1919 Chronotimer adheres to similar guidelines as the case. Clarity is key here and all the signs are all around situated and separated from each other. The dial has different surface gets done with a matte blue focal territory and a roundabout brushed moment track.
The dial is basic, effective and balanced. The hands and the hour lists are loaded up with Super-LumiNova and all the signs are executed in white to furnish stand out from the blue foundation. The chronograph signs incorporate the focal seconds and 30-moment and 12-hour counters. To keep the dial adjusted, the little seconds has been decreased to an attentive running pointer, repeating the logo at 3 o’clock. Perhaps, for style, the date could be removed.
The shading picked for this new Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback Blue & Leather is generally circumspect and compares to the general moderation of the watch. Frequently seen on a titanium arm band, PD has chosen to add a bit of polish to this piece with a coordinated leather lash, which is made of fine calfskin – a similar material utilized in the insides of Porsche sports vehicles. The lash is totally incorporated into the design of the watch and highlights dark sewing and a titanium collapsing clasp.
Chronometer Flyback Engine
For numerous years, Porsche Design watches were furnished with ETA Valjoux developments or Lemania types. For example, the past 1919 Chronotimer watches, similar to this one , depended on outsider developments – the Sellita SW-500 to be exact. In 2017 however, the brand chose to up its game and to present another development , the “GT3 version” of the programmed chronograph on the off chance that you like… more keen, more exact, with better execution and more functionalities.
Dubbed Porsche Design Caliber WERK 01.200, this development was created in-house and is presently produced by believed outsiders as indicated by Porsche Design’s own determinations. All things considered, it is an alleged “proprietary” development – a training utilized regularly in vehicle making.
The Caliber WERK 01.200 is an incorporated, programmed cam-worked chronograph what imparts its base design to the believed Valjoux base. However, it has been overhauled on numerous levels. In the first place, it is furnished with a flyback work, permitting the account of a few planning meetings in succession. The stop-reset-start arrangement can be worked by a solitary press of the catch at 4 o’clock, rather than the exemplary 3-venture grouping – a valuable component for pilots and team individuals timing a few laps in succession. Likewise, the development includes a tungsten twisting mass, for better winding efficiency.
With its attention on accuracy, the development is chronometer-ensured by the COSC – Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres. The remainder of the determinations are recognizable, with a 4Hz recurrence and a 42-hour power save. The development is finished with darkened extensions, plates and rotor, appearing differently in relation to the rhodium-plated and metal parts.
Price and availability
This new Blue & Leather edition of the Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback is a perpetual model in the assortment and is presently accessible at retailers and on the web. It will be estimated at EUR 5,950 (incl. burdens) and can be requested here, at www.porsche-design.com .