Cheap to those who can afford it...
It doesn't feel like a first. But apparently it is. Never before has Porsche released a special-issue watch to celebrate the launch of a new high-performance model. But here it is, the Porsche Design 911 GT2 RS Chronograph.
At its heart is said to be the first clock movement developed by Porsche Design, the product of three years’ work. The calibre 01.200 movement includes a flyback function, a load-pathoptimised movement bridge and an official COSC certificate of authenticity, all of which will presumably mean something to the keen horologists among you.
Anyway, the flyback function is inspired by motorsport and allows multiple time intervals to be measured automatically with a single press of a button. On a standard chronograph, the button must be pressed to stop, reset and then restart the measuring process. There is, of course, a catch. The 911 GT2 RS watch is exclusively available to owners of the new car itself and can only be ordered in conjunction with the new GT model at a Porsche Centre. And the price? £8250.