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— 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.

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