The new Porsche 911 is here, and Porsche Design is celebrating by launching a limited-edition watch bearing the silhouette of the new machine. The division is only building 911 of them at a price in Europe of 4,911 euros ($5,580 at current exchange rates). The timepieces go on sale in April 2019, which is a few months before the models debut this summer.

The 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition doesnt have the most beautiful name, but it has an attractive look. The timepiece features a bead-blasted, 42-millimeter titanium case with cut-out lugs at the top and bottom. A narrow bezel surrounds the face. The strap is from the same leather and stitching you would find inside a 911.

A black face provides a contrast for the red second hand and matching details for the chronometers. The white minute and hour hands evoke the dashboard gauges on the 911. The Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 movement is the same design from Porsche Designs first watch, the Chronograph I in 1972, and it provides a 48-hour power reserve. Looking at the back, the mechanicals are visible, and theres a Porsche-Design-branded winding rotor. A sapphire crystal case protects the vital components.

If this look isnt your style, Porsche Design offers several other limited-edition watches. For example, the division created an attractive chronograph for the sixth Porsche Rennsport Reunion in June. There was also a timepiece earlier in 2018 that celebrated the companys founding in 1948.

The new 911 Carrera S is a powerhouse with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat six making 443 horsepower (330 kilowatts), and it can hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 3.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package. At launch, the only gearbox option is an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Source: Porsche

Source: Motor1

December 3, 2018