The sound of six cylinders: right in your ears. The unbridled headwind: up close and personal. The details of the road: felt in every fibre of your being. Driving the new 718 Spyder RS is an unfiltered experience. This open roadster leaves compromise behind in fractions of a second, especially on demanding mountain stages and winding coastal roads. With its flat silhouette and characteristic streamliners, it stands out from the crowd — just like the 718 Spyder RS chronograph, handcrafted in the Porsche watch factory in Solothurn, Switzerland. High-quality design features and a myriad of technical details linked to the vehicle stir pure emotions with just one glance at your wrist. Exclusively for owners of the new 718 Spyder RS.
The 718 Spyder RS is designed to be as lightweight as possible, for adrenaline-filled agility. The 718 Spyder RS chronograph also makes light work of it, thanks to its lightweight titanium case. The chronograph can also be customised, just like its motorised counterpart. The bezel with minute display or tachymeter matches the colour of the case and is available in natural titanium or Black titanium (coated). The coloured ring can also be adapted to your personal taste — with the full selection of 718 Spyder RS standard, metallic and special colours, with an additional 114 Paint to Sample options, including numerous historic colours. The 'RS' carbon dial and the 'GT' dial in Black enhance the sportiness — including Flyback lettering and an 'M' and 'H' in Racing Yellow for the minutes and hours. The mechanical gear indicator at 9 o'clock accentuates the motor sports heritage of the 718 Spyder RS with a chequered flag design and dynamic 'Spyder RS' logo.
The design of the 718 Spyder RS chronograph isn't the calm before the storm — it maximises anticipation of the next bend. All it takes is one glance at the rotor, which enjoys optimal protection under a clear, sevenfold anti-reflective sapphire glass viewing window. The 718 Spyder RS chronograph is an impressive piece with a rotor in the Spyder RS wheel look. The back of the 718 Spyder RS Chronograph with Weissach Package is crowned by a rotor in the style of lightweight forged magnesium wheels. In the centre of both rotors, which are each available in the colours of Brilliant Silver, Aluminium (satin), Dark Silver, Neodyme, Indigo Blue, and Black: the end cap with the 'RS' emblem in Brilliant Silver. Additional model-specific rotor colours can be found in our watch configurator at timepiecesconfigurator.porsche-design.com.
When driving an open 718 Spyder RS, it's less about the destination and more about the journey and becoming one with the road and your surroundings. With its racetrack-tested GT chassis, the mid-engine sports car hugs the asphalt perfectly — just like the watch strap on your wrist. The leather straps underline the close connection to the 718 Spyder RS with Black vehicle leather and Black Race-Tex, including contrasting stitching in Carmine Red, Arctic Grey or 12 other colours and 'Spyder RS' embossing at the 6 o'clock position. On request, the chronograph can also be fitted with high-quality metal straps made of titanium – just like the clasp. The motor sports character is also unmistakable when changing the strap. All straps* feature a quick-change mechanism and a folding clasp with pushers in the same colour as the case, ensuring the shortest possible pit stops.
*In markets without a configurator, the strap sizes M and L are included in the scope of delivery.
At the beginning of the 1960s, Porsche continued to further develop its successful concept of the legendary 550 Spyder and successor models with the 718 RS 60 Spyder — causing a sensation in several mountain and long-distance races. With the 718 Spyder RS, this unique heritage can now be experienced on every trip. Tradition also plays an important role in the production of the 718 Spyder RS chronograph. Fully in the spirit of our founder and designer, Prof. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who once said, 'If we wanted something, 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 watch factory in Solothurn, Switzerland, founded in 2014. The result: exceptional watches that extend the thrill of Porsche far beyond winding coastal roads and demanding mountain stages.
Framed by a glass bead-blasted titanium back in the same colour as the case, the Porsche Design WERK 01.200 is COSC certified — a distinction only awarded to watches of the highest accuracy. 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 Porsche watch factory before delivery. A first-class standard of quality that is only natural for Porsche Design. The movement also has a flyback function that brings starting, stopping and resetting together into a single operation. The only disadvantage of a chronograph with such a high-precision movement — it shows you exactly when it's time to finish your drive in the 718 Spyder RS and head home.
718 Spyder RS chronograph with rotor in the look of the Spyder RS wheel in Brilliant Silver
718 Spyder RS chronograph with Weissach package including rotor in the look of the lightweight forged magnesium wheel in Brilliant Silver
Color ring in all available Spyder RS exterior colors as well as 114 other Paint to Sample options.