Porsche Design develops its first in house movement for 911 Turbo S watch

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Porsche Design has developed its first mechanical movement in house, and will use it in a limited edition Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

The watch combines the fundamentals of Porsche Design timepieces with the characteristics of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series of cars.

Both the sports car and the chronograph will be manufactured as limited editions of 500 each, according to the individual order, and delivered to the owner at the same time.

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The development of the in house movement, the calibre Werk 01.200, took three years.

It features a flyback mechanism, allowing the elapsed seconds hand to be stopped, returned to zero, and restarted instantly with a single push of a button — a handy feature when clocking lap times during a race.

The all-black movement, which is on display from the back of the watch, features a design inspired by an alloy wheel and is partially crafted from tungsten.

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Tungsten is 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.

The lightweight titanium case is finished with a black carbide coating. A carbon dial 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.

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