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PORSCHE DESIGN RACING CHALLENGE 2017

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Every tenth of a second counts: Guess the fastest lap time of the new Porsche 911 RSR and win one of four exclusive Porsche Design Limited Edition Timepieces. At the season finale, the closest guess will also win an unforgettable VIP trip to the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2018.

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OFFICIAL TIMING PARTNER OF PORSCHE GT WORKS TEAM

The strategic cooperation allows to incorporate the latest technologies and findings from the racing industry into the development of the watches and thus set new standards for functionality, material selection and processing.

As a tribute to this collaboration, Porsche Design has developed the exclusive engine specification of the MONOBLOC ACTUATOR, which particularly pays tribute to the latest source of inspiration, the revolutionary Porsche 911 RSR.

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How best to celebrate a great finale? With a victory.


The new Porsche 911 RSR at the ‘6 Hours of Bahrain‘.

The Bahrain International Circuit not only causes sweaty palms on account of its high temperatures. This race track in the middle of the desert was designed by Hermann Tilke and pushes drivers to their absolute limits.

This weekend, it will once again provide optimum motorsport enjoyment for fans: on 16 November, they can look forward not only to an exciting race, but also to the conclusion of a fantastic 2017 WEC season. And therefore their final chance to win the Porsche Design Racing Challenge. On the high-speed circuit in Sakhir, drivers have to produce spectacular manoeuvres in a total of 14 turns over a length of 5,412 km. The maximum upward gradient is 3.6% and the maximum downward gradient 5.6%. The venue opened in 2004 – mainly facilitated by the support of Sheik Salman ibn Hamad ibn Isa Al Chalifa, who's not only the Crown Prince of Bahrain, but also a huge motorsport enthusiast.The official partner in the pit lane: the new Monobloc Actuator. It revolutionises the traditional stopwatch function and demonstrates just how important the engineering skill derived from motorsport is for the development of timepieces. And lends the titanium, successfully deployed in engine construction for over 50 years, a completely new form. The metal is around 40 percent lighter than stainless steel and has been successfully used in the construction of race car engines for decades.

As the official timing partner of the Porsche GT Team, we wish the entire Porsche Motorsport family much success.

The perfect view. For top performance.


The new Porsche 911 RSR at the ‘6 Hours of Fuji’.

Picturesquely situated at the foot of Mount Fuji, about 40 kilometres from Oyama city centre, the Fuji International Speedway offers more than just a breathtaking view. The Toyota competition’s ‘home and test track’ also has some very special and technically demanding passages to offer.

The race track, opened in 1966 and 5.463 kilometres long, has a long history, albeit with several years of interruption. In order to bring Formula 1 back to the track and make it competitive against the Suzuka International Racing Course, the course was rebuilt in 2005: the curves were expanded, the run-off zones asphalted, and the edge of the speedway framed with more modern and safer kerbs. But the most significant change was the renovation of the new start–finish straight – the highlight of the course. On the straight, which is nearly 1.5 kilometres long, speeds of up to 350 km/h can be reached. The ideal opportunity for drivers to get a decisive tenth of a second with high top speed. But that is not all that the challenging circuit has to offer: there are 10 spectacular right-hand and six left-hand curves waiting for the driver. The most famous curve is the so-called ‘snake curve’. Looking at them from above, from the bird's eye view, it reminds us of the Chinese character shàng. Overall, the speedway is the perfect venue for great motor racing – because its mix of long straights, for which the drivers need little air resistance, and many fast corners, which require as much downforce as possible, presents the drivers with a special challenge.

In 1983, Porsche was already showing the highest performance in this breathtaking scenery: Stefan Bellof drove on the old, 4,360-kilometre-long course, in the fastest ever lap time of 1:10.02 minutes in a Porsche 956. Another record followed last year. Mark Webber made the fastest lap time on the converted course with a strong 1:27:759 minutes. But this was not the only success of 2016: The driver trio Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber prevailed despite difficult weather conditions and drove the 919 Hybrid to 3rd place.

Also during this year, Porsche returned to the start of the famous high-speed circuit – in the seventh of nine WRC-rounds of the FIA World Championship. Official timing partner in the pit lane: the new MONOBLOC Actuator 24h-Chronotimer Limited Edition. Manufactured from titanium motorsport material, it displays not only the highest performance, but also stylistic confidence: its red minute markers and white hands showcase the typical colours of the Porsche GT Factory Team. And the latest innovation – the rocker switch for operating the chronograph function – is found in the high-revving engine of the 911 RSR. In short: made for hunting the fastest times. On the circuit. And in everyday life.

As official timing partner of the Porsche GT Team, we wish the entire Porsche Motorsport Family good luck.

5,263 kilometres of unadulterated motorsport feeling:


the new Porsche 911 RSR at the Virginia International Raceway.

With just the odd interruption, the Virginia International Raceway has been a venue for fantastic motorsport since it opened on 3 August 1957. In the US state of Virginia, located only a few metres from the border with North Carolina, the 5,263-kilometre circuit provides plenty of space for gripping battles for position. It is fast and challenging, demanding the highest levels of concentration and precision from the drivers through its 17 bends and long straights. The best known and most exciting curves are the legendary "Oak Tree Turn" and "Roller Coaster". The course's character is just as legendary, almost nostalgic even, as it is one of the few natural courses not to feature any asphalt run-off zones.

Another remarkable fact: the race at the Virginia International Raceway is the only IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event where only GT vehicles line up on the starting grid. 'Unique' can also be used to describe the MONOBLOC ACTUATOR 24H-CHRONOTIMER LIMITED EDITION. It pays special tribute to the latest source of inspiration, the revolutionary Porsche 911 RSR. The matte black carbon dial is a reference to the vehicle's bodywork, while the red minute scale with white hands bears the typical colours of the Porsche GT team.

As the official timing partner of the Porsche GT Team, we wish the entire Porsche Motorsport family every success.

60 years of tradition meet the future.


The new Porsche 911 RSR at Road America.

After street racing was prohibited around Elkhart Lake in the early 1950s, Clif Tufte realized his dream of opening an official race track in 1955. On 525 acres of farmland – between Milwaukee and Green Bay – he brought Road America to life, along with countless motorsport dreams in the 60 years of the track’s existence.

With 6.515 kilometres and 14 curves, the traditional circuit is one of the most difficult in the world. “The Carousel” – a formidable, super-fast curve of over 180 degrees where drivers are subjected to G-force, just as if they were on a theme park ride – requires a particularly high level of precision. The most demanding curve on the circuit – and in American motorsports overall – is “The Kink”. The finishing straight lies in wait for drivers with a treacherous and unexpected curve. Putting their courage to the test. Not only that, but on this circuit, drivers also need to master: numerous elevation differences and long start and home straights, on which speeds of up to 320km/h can be reached.

On August 6th the race for the highest performance begins anew: at the 9th season of the IMSA SportsCar Championship. Tremendous performance is also the theme of the new MONOBLOC ACTUATOR chronographs, inspired by the new Porsche 911 RSR. Its technical charm and the surprising appearance of the rocker switch, completely integrated into the case, lend it a unique character.

As official timing partner of the Porsche GT Team, we wish the entire Porsche Motorsport family much success.

A new chapter of motorsport history.


The new Porsche 911 RSR at the Northeast Grand Prix.

Lime Rock Park: Opened in 1957 and still one of North America's most important historic race tracks 60 years later.

Located near the village of Lime Rock in the State of Connecticut, it offers a very special motorsport experience in a countryside setting – because there are no grandstands. Instead, spectators make themselves comfortable on the surrounding hillside. It's not quite so
comfortable for the drivers, however… The circuit is much more challenging than it first appears. With just 2.41 kilometres and 7 curves per lap, it’s relatively short. And as well as very fast bends, it features some slower sections requiring traction.
The very narrow course means most of the time the cars are close together. A particular test of the drivers' concentration. And an opportunity for spectators to witness lots of exciting jostling for position. As will be seen this weekend. Because on
21 July, it's once again time for the 7th race of the most important and famous sports car race series on the North American continent: The Northeast Grand Prix. First held in 1958 as part of the SCCA National Sports Car Championship, it's since taken
place over 20 times. For the new Porsche 911 RSR, it's an ideal opportunity to demonstrate, once again, the meaning of performance.

The new MONOBLOC ACTUATOR Chronograph – inspired by the Porsche 911 RSR – also stands for maximum performance and design. Its additional intelligent functions, such as the two-zone mechanism, make this sporty timepiece an ideal accessory for any race. As the official timing partner of the GT team, we wish the entire Porsche motorsport family every success.

The season is gathering speed


The 6h of Nürburgring.

Feared and adored: Nürburgring. 21 kilometres and 73 curves – 33 to the left and 40 to the right – have been pushing professional racing drivers to their limits since 1927. On 14 July 2017, the time will have come again: 6 hours of excitement. 6 hours of adrenaline. Just four weeks after the 24h of Le Mans, the world's fastest high-tech sports cars are competing in the fourth race of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. A race that will push both drivers and vehicles to their limits – in every hundredth of a second.

The new MONOBLOC ACTUATOR Chronograph also focuses on every second. Its matte black carbon dial with red minute hand and white hour hands pays homage to the colours of the Porsche GT team. The rocker switch which operates the chronograph functions is inspired by the high-speed engine of the 911 RSR. In short, the Porsche 911 RSR and the new MONOBLOC ACTUATOR Chronograph are the ideal team for the 360-minute adrenaline rush on the Nordschleife.

As the official timing partner of the Porsche GT team, we wish the entire Porsche Motorsport family every success.

THE 911 RSR IN CANADA


EVERY HUNDREDTH OF A SECOND COUNTS

The race against time has begun once again. Every tenth of a second makes a difference. The legendary Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville – previously known as the Mosport International Raceway – is the perfect venue for this. With 3,957 kilometres and 10 corners, it is Canada’s oldest racetrack. The particular challenges of the traditional circuit: numerous fast corners and hardly any run-off areas. Treacherous bumps and asphalt conditions that change from corner to corner demand the highest levels of concentration and precision. What the drivers need above all else on the legendary high-speed track: courage, experience and a strong desire for victory.

Porsche has demonstrated this from the very beginning. Since 1999, Porsche has managed to rack up a total of 13 GT victories in spectacular races on this daunting ultra-fast track. This year, the Porsche GT team will be back at the start line with the new Porsche 911 RSR. Always along for the ride: Porsche Design Timepieces as the official timing partner. And the most recent innovation: the new MONOBLOC ACTUATOR. The paradigm of the control concept: the race car engine of the new 911 RSR. The Chronograph has a rocker switch that is completely integrated into the case. This revolutionises the stop technology of watches – it allows peak performances and best times to be recorded right down to a fraction of a second.