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Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback

Time for a new icon.

Date Published: 06 Apr 2020
Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback

2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 / 950 SP

 

As with the speedometer of the Porsche 911, large digits and high contrast ensure optimum readability. The sapphire crystal with sevenfold anti-glare coating not only shields the dial, it also allows a view of the calibre and the P-Icon rotor.

Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback

Time for a New Icon
The Porsche 911 is an icon that has lost none of its fascinating appeal. Created by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche in 1963, it has been the gold standard for sports cars ever since, epitomizing a perfect combination of design and performance. The formula behind the success was incredibly simple: no gimmicks or fancy flourishes, just form and function in perfect harmony. F. A. Porsche stuck with this formula when he founded Porsche Design in 1972, with the clear mission to bring motorsports flair to everyday life.

Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback

Driving Porsche nonstop would be difficult. But wearing Porsche nonstop is perfectly possible.
With the Chronograph I, F. A. Porsche brought the Porsche 911 legend to the wrists of watch lovers around the world. The case, strap, and face are completely in black – just like the speedometer and rev counter in the 911. This color scheme wasn’t just chosen on a whim, but because it allows a quicker and more accurate read-off. Based on this milestone of watchmaking history, Porsche Design developed the 1919 Chronotimer Flyback. With its supreme functionality and streamlined design, the chronograph is a worthy match for its great predecessor. That’s thanks to the work of the Porsche Design watchmaking workshop in Solothurn, where Swiss craftsmanship meets automotive engineering.

Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback

Precision designed in Austria, Swiss made
The heart of the chronograph is the Porsche Design WERK 01.200 caliber, which is the result of three years of development. As well as the typical Porsche precision, Porsche Design’s first ever in-house movement also offers the cutting-edge flyback function, based on the principle that what’s essential on the racetrack is also useful in day-to-day life.

Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback

Start, stop, and reset functions are combined into a single mechanism so that successive times can be effortlessly measured. It’s not just time measurement where precision is of prime importance; every movement is intensively tested for accuracy by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), a neutral authority in Switzerland. Only watches certified by COSC are permitted to bear the prestigious title “Chronometer” on their face.

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