Porsche Design pays tribute to its magnificent chronograph

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Porsche Design is launching a special edition of its Chronograph 1 model to commemorate the brand's fourth year as a partner during the Austrian Ice GP.

The limited edition of 250 pieces recalls the original Chronograph 1 from 1972, which is often considered the first all-black chronograph. The new Chronograph 1 – GP Ice Race 2023 Edition, like the original watch, features a Porsche 911 dashboard look on the wrist, complete with luminescent hour markers and a matte black dial.

But on the new watch, Porsche Design updates certain details, such as the use of minute hands and red chronograph hands. The minute hand on the original model was rectangular, while the chronograph hands on that 1972 edition were white.

Also reflecting modern technology, Porsche Design creates a new watch with an anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and an uncoated 40.8mm case in lightweight silver titanium.

Inside the timepiece is its excellent COSC-certified calibre WERK 01.240 with a flyback function that allows for a quick date display and a bilingual day display. Porsche Design has engraved the edition number and the unusual GP logo on the case back, depicting a yeti sitting on a tractor, is unique to this limited edition.

Porsche Design also offers two bracelet options: a textile variant and a classic black version made of vehicle leather and with a matte black titanium folding clasp.

The Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – GP Ice Race 2023 Edition can be ordered on the Porsche Design website and in Porsche Design stores. Price: $9,650.

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