Porsche Design —
— The Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator collection is the result of a tri-national joint effort by watchmakers at Porsche Design Timepieces AG in Solothurn, Switzerland; product designers at Studio F.A. Porsche in Zell am See, Austria; and car engineers in Porsche Development Center in Weissach, Germany. e slide valves on the Porsche 911 RSR’S racing engine provided the blueprint for the watch’s signature feature: the multiply mounted rocker switch of the single, integrated pusher, flush with the right side of the case, which stops, starts and resets the chronograph function while also preventing moisture from penetrating the case during operation.
e 45.5-mm case — which is water resistant to 100 meters — is made of titanium. e movement is the self-winding chronograph Caliber ETA Valjoux 7754 with 48-hour power reserve.
Both versions of the Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator Gmt-chronotimer with glass-bead-blasted titanium cases are available with matte black or deep blue sunbursteffect dials, and on either a black rubber “Laserflex” strap or a titanium link bracelet whose folding clasp incorporates a fineadjustment mechanism.
e Monobloc Actuator 24H-chronotimer is available exclusively on a rubber strap with deployant buckle. It is distinguished by its black titanium-carbide-coated case, matte black dial, and motor sport inspired“checkered flag” function indicator at 9 o’clock.
All models have screw-down crowns with a dashboard-inspired knurled pattern; hard-coated, scratch-proof sapphire crystals with double-sided anti-glare treatment over the dials; and screw-down casebacks with tinted sapphire crystals to show off the movements. Prices are $6,530 on rubber strap and $6,850 on a titanium bracelet; a limited-edition model of the 24H-chronotimer with a carbon fiber dial will also be available for $7,450.