The vehicle lettering "911 Dakar" on the dial makes it unmistakably clear which vehicle was the inspiration for the two chronographs. The four-color Roughroads graphic in the small seconds of the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition pays tribute to the legendary four-wheel drive Porsche, which also helped the Zuffenhausen-based company achieve fame off the asphalt in 1984. And just as the 953 ushered in a new era, these chronographs want to do the same: with innovative, robust materials and a Swiss movement with pinpoint precision from Porsche Design.
The five-year development period for the new case is similar to that of a new sports car. The result: revolutionary. Thanks to the extreme durability of the material, even fine sand scratches fall by the wayside. The Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar will defy the toughest conditions on your adventures both on- and off-road. Titanium carbide also prevents the visible aging process and is even lighter than titanium — the extremely lightweight design ensures that the high degree of wearing comfort lasts until the final stage. The striking Black powder look also gives the chronograph an elegant finish — while the abbreviation TiC for titanium carbide on the dial evokes memories of the famous "Military" watches from Porsche Design made of stainless steel with the abbreviation 3H for the tritium luminous material used at that time.
The Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar is easy to read, even when the sun is burning above in a cloudless sky like a gargantuan ball of fire, the sole shady refuge from which is the roof of the Porsche 911 Dakar. The Red 60 of the minute scale on the rehaut as the centre top marking helps with orientation and catches the eye just as quickly as the Red stop hands. The lines of the small hour markings are thicker than the half-hour markings. The lettering for the Porsche Design Calibre WERK 01.240 with flyback function is also in Red on this Black dial.
Anything but a mirage: The winding rotor on the back actually matches the 911 Dakar rim down to the smallest detail. In line with your respective vehicle configuration, the colors Black (satin) and Solid White for the complete rim design are available for both chronographs. The winding rotor for the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar is also available in Vesuvius Gray. If you choose Black (satin) or Vesuvius Gray, the rim ring is executed in Brilliant Silver. The modern Porsche crest adorns the end cap in the selected rim color.
The Porsche 911 Dakar in the middle of a unique Sahara landscape: There are sights that make you forget the hardships of the Dakar Rally for a moment. Like the sight of the high-quality watch straps with quick-change system of the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar and 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition.
The watch strap alludes to the seat center of the 911 Dakar – with Black leather including contrasting stitching in Shade Green and perforation with backing made of Race-Tex in Shade Green. The inspiration of the leather strap for the Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition is also clearly taken from the seat center with Black leather and contrasting stitching in Speed Blue as well as perforation with backing made of Race-Tex in Shark Blue.
The tracks of the Porsche 911 Dakar in the deep desert sand will be gone after just a few hours, but the "911 Dakar" engraved model lettering on this elegant plaque will stay with you forever. Just like the "Rough roads Porsche" graphic when buying a Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar Rallye Design Edition. The limited edition number shared by your Porsche 911 Dakar and your chronograph on the plaque further illustrates the close connection between these two fascinating collector's items. The plaque is presented to you together with your individualized chronograph as part of an exclusive product package.
Our founder and designer, Prof. F. A. Porsche, once said, "If we wanted something specific, then we had to make it ourselves." And that is exactly how this very special timepiece was created – in a very special place, by hand, and with great attention to detail in Porsche's very own Timepiece Manufaktur in Solothurn, Switzerland, founded in 2014. This is where the expertise of sports cars and watch experts unite to create a perfect symbiosis between the two fields and, in so doing, combine the highest aesthetic standards with unbeatable performance and precision craftsmanship. The result: watches that extend the fascination of Porsche far beyond the road and racetrack.
The Porsche Design Calibre WERK 01.240 is COSC-certified. This distinction is only awarded to exceptionally precisely running watches, underscored by the words "Chronometer Certified" on the dial. But of course the highest demands are the ones we place on ourselves. This means that without exception, each and every chronograph is checked once again for accuracy by the Manufaktur before delivery. A first-class standardof quality that is only natural for Porsche Design.
Winding rotor on the back in Black (satin finish) with a rim ring in Brilliant Silver.
Winding rotor on the back in Solid White.
911 Dakar exclusive: winding rotor on the back in Vesuvius Gray with a rim ring in Brilliant Silver.