Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur presents the new 911 Dakar and 911 Dakar Rallye Design and thus revives the myth of what is probably the most famous rally in racing history. Porsche Design is launching the new Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar and Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition exclusively for buyers of these extraordinary sports cars. The handmade watches continue the iconic design highlights of their motorized model and inspire with a revolutionary world first: an extremely scratch-resistant titanium carbide case.
Innovation from tradition: the first chronograph case made of titanium carbide.
40 years after Porsche Design was the first watch manufacturer to have a chronograph made of titanium, the in-house factory in Solothurn, Switzerland, has succeeded in forming a chronograph case from the durable and highly scratch-resistant material titanium carbide. The intensive five-year development work followed the innovative spirit of the company’s founder Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who once said: “It gives me pleasure to make things better.” The smallest scratches, for example from fine sand, are a thing of the past. So the wearer is well prepared if the 911 Dakar gets stuck in the desert sand. In addition, titanium carbide is not subject to any visible aging process, is anti-allergenic and even lighter than titanium. The ceramic material can be recognized by the striking black powder look and the elegant crystal structure. The new abbreviation “TiC” (titanium carbide) for the innovative material adorns the dial in striking red.
White, blue, gold, red – the colors of a motorsport legend
Every time you look at your wrist, the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar offers optimal legibility. The red 60 on the minute scale on the rehaut draws attention as quickly as the red stop hands. In addition, the markings on the small hour display are drawn wider than the half-hour lines for full hours. The black dial provides a sporty contrast to the red lettering on the Porsche Design WERK 01.240 with flyback function. Above the date display at 3 o’clock, the chronograph illustrates its numerous similarities to the limited Porsche special model with the lettering “911 Dakar”. The chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design with an additional Roughroads graphic in the colors white, blue, gold and red in the small second evokes memories of a historic motorsport success: In 1984, Porsche won the car classification of the desert races with the modified 953 in these colors Paris -Dakar Rally.
Anything but a mirage
COSC-certified caliber with flyback function
The Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar and the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition can be ordered from November 17 at a price from 13,950 euros (RRP) in Porsche Centers, exclusively by buyers of the new Porsche 911 Dakar and 911 Dakar Rallye Design . Those interested can find all the information at porsche-design.com. The watches are limited to a total of 2,500 pieces, and customers receive them in a high-quality box along with a plaque. The joint limited number of Porsche 911 Dakar and the matching clock on the plaque make it clear that these two fascinating collectibles belong together.
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