Monobloc Actuator

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.

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DETAILS

ENGINEERING MEETS PERFORMANCE

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.

Porsche Design Timepieces Watch Backside

FLYBACK FUNCTION

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.

Porsche Design Timepieces Chronotimer Titanium

HIGH-TECH TITANIUM

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.

Porsche Design Timepieces Chronotimer Dial

ANTI-REFLECTIVE DISPLAYS

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. Only then can we create unique design objects that move beyond the predictable, offer maximum performance and reflect the unmistakable Porsche DNA.

 

The vision that inspired founder Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche to create the legendary Porsche 911 is built on the same principles that have driven Porsche Design since 1972.

Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

“IF YOU ANALYZE THE FUNCTION OF AN OBJECT, ITS FORM OFTEN BECOMES OBVIOUS.”

PROF. F. A. PORSCHE

Designer of the legendary Porsche 911 and founder of Porsche Design

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.

The vision that inspired founder Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche to create the legendary Porsche 911 is built on the same principles that have driven Porsche Design since 1972.

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. All Porsche Design watches are made of titanium – no exceptions. The use of titanium in the watchmaking industry is a major contribution of the Porsche Design brand and today’s world of luxury watches wouldn’t be the same without it.

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. The engineers at Porsche Design Timepieces AG are tireless in their pursuit of new ways to develop timepieces that are regarded as industry benchmarks in functionality, precision and performance.


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AT A GLANCE

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MONOBLOC ACTUATOR GMT-Chronotimer

MONOBLOC Actuator GMT-Chronotimer All Titanium

MONOBLOC ACTUATOR 24H-Chronotimer Black & Rubber

MONOBLOC ACTUATOR 24H -Chronotimer All Black

MONOBLOC ACTUATOR Chronotimer Flyback – Limited Edition

MONOBLOC Actuator GMT-Chronotimer Titanium Blue

MONOBLOC Actuator 24h-Chronotimer Limited Edition

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