Since its establishment in 1972, Porsche Design’s watch collection has been steadily grown. The 1919 Collection which was first introduced in 2015 is dedicated to the different Porsche car series. This year, the new collection is inspired by the famous 911 series that Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche has designed 54 years ago! Goal in design and technology of these timepieces is always to be as close to the purist and functional aesthetic of the sport-cars as possible.
Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche has been fascinated by the Bauhaus style which was developed in 1919 – hence the name of the collection. It demonstrated a timeless design which he adopted into the design of his cars, also the world famous 911 series. To quickly take a look into the different Porsche Design watch collections, the Chronotimer Collection and the Monobloc Actuator Collection (introduced at the start of this year) are much more orientated by state-of-the-art technology and a sporty design. Whereas the 1919 collection embodies aesthetic and functionality.
There are three new watches within the 1919 Collection: 1919 Datetimer, 1919 Chronotimer and1919 Globetimer. These three are available in pure or blackened titanium with titanium or rubber strap. The 1919 Globetimer offers a second time zone and displays all 24 worldtime zones on its caseback. For Porsche Design it was important to focus on the dial as this is the place where all functionality of a watch takes place. Therefore the case of the 1919 collection is as small as possible to dedicate all space to the dial and its digits and hands.
A special piece within the new collection is the 1919 Datetimer One Millionth 911 which will be available this autumn – dedicated to the production jubilee of the millionth Porsche 911 which was in Mai this year. We are not talking about smartphones or shoes – we are talking about one million 911 luxury cars that have been sold! Incredible! The watch differs little from the others. The second hand shines in the same ‘Irish-green’ as the car body. The golden Porsche emblem is displayed on the dial and the wristband is made of the same leather as the seats of the cars – even the seams are made with the same yarn. The watch is limited to 130 pieces which is taken from the 130 horse power of the first 911 model.
The 1919 Collection watches are developed from the Swiss Porsche Design Timepieces AG in Solothurn in closed collaboration with the Studio F.A. Porsche, the own design-studio from Weltruf in Zell am See. Designed in Austria. Swiss Made.