[YesAuto Wonderful Car Life] On June 8, 1948, the first Porsche prototype was approved on the road, marking the birth of the Porsche brand. This year coincides with Porsche’s 70th birthday. A few days ago, Porsche Design launched the 1919 Datetimer series 70th anniversary commemorative watch, limited to 1948 pieces.
Porsche Design has been involved in the watch industry since 1972. It initially cooperated with well-known Swiss watch manufacturers to produce products. Brands including IWC and Eterna used to be the OEM of Porsche Design watches. Until 2014, Porsche Design established its own Swiss watch factory. .
This watch is made by Porsche Design Swiss watch factory, and its design is inspired by the 356, the first car of the Porsche brand. As the predecessor of the legendary Porsche 911, the 356 and the Volkswagen Beetle were made by the same designer. A large number of parts such as the engine and suspension of the early Porsche 356 also came from the Beetle.
The round case of the 70th Anniversary Edition watch has a diameter of 42mm and is made of titanium material. The surface of the titanium carbide coating gives it an elegant black appearance and covers the sapphire crystal glass. The watch is equipped with a Swiss automatic mechanical movement with a power reserve of 38 hours and a date display window at three o'clock.
The dial design is derived from the tachometer in the Porsche 356 instrument cluster. The dial also has the body profile of the 356 and the year of the birth of the Porsche brand in 1948. The back bears the 70th anniversary logo and limited code. The strap is matched with the real car seat. Made of the same high-grade leather. The watch also has the function of water resistance to 100 meters.