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911 Porsche World - - News And Views -

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.

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