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A special wristwatch has been configured to mark the seventieth birthday of a motorsport legend. Individual­ly configured by Hans-joachim Stuck, the timepiece symbolises his most successful years in motorsport with Porsche. “I can look back with happiness and pride at a lifetime full of exciting sporting moments. As a symbol of these special years, I have configured a chronograp­h using the Porsche Design custom-built Timepieces app. This watch reminds me of my personal history and reflects the DNA of a brand that has been with me almost my entire life.”

“Hans-joachim Stuck has been a true institutio­n in motorsport for decades. For a successful racing driver, time is a decisive factor. We are honoured that Stuck has chosen one of our highly customised chronograp­hs as a reminder of these special years,” commented Jan Becker, CEO of the Porsche Design Group.

The finish of Stuck’s custom-built chronograp­h revolves around ‘his’ colours: the bright Speed Blue references his famous safety helmet, as well as the Rothmans livery of the 962 C, in which the long-distance world champion twice won the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. For the housing, Stuck opted for a black titanium carbide coating, which is accompanie­d by matte black hands and a coloured ring finished in Carrara White Metallic, nodding to the white stars on Stuck’s personalis­ed helmet.

Speed Blue was also the colour Stuck picked for the mechanical­ly operated watch’s strap, which is made from genuine Porsche vehicle leather, with decorative GT Silver Metallic stitching sourced from the same yarn used in the manufactur­er’s current line-up of sports cars. Additional­ly, the winding rotor of what’s been named WERK 01.100 is designed in the shape of a modern 911 wheel. Classic Porsche readers interested in designing their own Porsche wristwatch can choose from a staggering 1.5 million styling combinatio­ns at

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