THE RACE FOR TIME HAS BEGUN.
The Monobloc Actuator is the most recent innovation from Porsche Design. It revolutionizes the classic wristwatch stop function and demonstrates the potential of motorsports engineering in the world of watchmaking. Titanium has been used in engine construction for more than 50 years. Now this timepiece lends the high-tech metal a new form.VIEW COLLECTION IN STORE
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FROM THE RACETRACK TO THE WRIST
Instead of a familiar push-piece, the Monobloc Actuator features an integrated rocker switch as part of the watch casing. The rocker’s design is inspired by the innovative high-speed valve control mechanism in the engine of the Porsche 911 RSR.
The chronograph movement with flyback function is the result of a three-year development process using state-of-the-art production methods. It embodies excellence in engineering and watchmaking paired with decades-long experience in vehicle manufacturing. The new movement combines start, stop and reset functions in a single process.
Materials used in sportscar manufacturing need to fulfill the highest requirements and withstand incredible loads. Porsche Design surprised the world with the first luxury chronograph made entirely of titanium in 1980 – a material that is incredibly gentle to skin while offering a whole new level of lightness and durability.
Inspired by the low-glare cockpits in 1960s race cars, Prof. F. A. Porsche created the Chronograph I which today is still regarded as a design classic. The maximal contrast afforded by the matte black dial ensures excellent readability.
THE PHILOSOPHY THERE ARE WATCHES. AND THEN THERE ARE PORSCHE DESIGN TIMEPIECES.
Porsche Design follows a clear design philosophy: optimize function. Reduce the form right down to the essentials. Overcome the familiar to continually discover new and exceptional solutions.
A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION SINCE 1972: MOTORSPORTS
Porsche Design follows a clear design philosophy: optimize function. Reduce the form right down to the essentials. Overcome the familiar to continually discover new and exceptional solutions. Only then can we create unique design objects that move beyond the predictable, offer maximum performance and reflect the unmistakable Porsche DNA.
TWO DISCIPLINES, ONE MATERIAL: TITANIUM
Titanium is around 40 percent lighter than stainless steel and has been used for decades in the construction of race cars for the motorsports industry. Strong, malleable, durable, resistant to a wide range of temperatures and corrosion – and even aggressive agents. This lightweight metal is also suitable for people with sensitive skin and allergy sufferers, since it is completely free of nickel or chrome.
DESIGNED IN AUSTRIA, SWISS MADE
Timepieces by Porsche Design strike the perfect balance between design and function combined with fine Swiss watchmaking. Designers at Studio F. A. Porsche (Austria) and watchmakers at Porsche Design Timepieces AG (Switzerland) have collaborated over the years to produce numerous revolutionary concepts.