The 1919 Datetimer 70Y Sports Car Limited Edition
70 years of Porsche. 70 years of sports car history. 70 years bursting with emotion. What better way to celebrate this special occasion than with a special timepiece.
Details of the watch
Design and Function
Porsche Design follows a clear design philosophy: to optimise function. Uncompromisingly reducing the form down to the bare essentials. Overcoming the familiar, in order to discover the best new solution, time and time again. Only in this way can unique design objects be created, leaving the predictable far behind them, offering maximum performance and becoming lifelong companions. A vision that founder Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche already realised when he created the legendary Porsche 911. And a maxim that Porsche Design has been resolutely following since 1972.
Numerous design features and materials from the legendary 356, the predecessor of the Porsche 911, are given new life in this very special anniversary model. The innovative titanium casing, which houses high-quality Swiss automatic clockwork with a 38-hour power reserve, has an elegant black look thanks to its titanium carbide coating. The black dial face features the unmistakeable silhouette of the 356, along with the date 1948 – which marks the ‘birth’ of Porsche. In homage to the instrument cluster of the Porsche 356, the dial face is designed with the characteristic rings of the rev counter. And the strap of the anniversary watch has been created from the same premium leather as the vehicle seats. A special touch is the ‘70 years’ logo on the bottom of the casing – as a declaration of love to this year’s Porsche anniversary.
Precision and Performance
Porsche Design watches represent the perfect harmony of design and function combined with the Swiss art of watchmaking. The cooperation between the Studio F. A. Porsche designers [Austria] and Porsche Design Timepieces AG watchmakers [Switzerland] is constantly creating revolutionary new concepts. With their unrelenting pioneering spirit, the engineers at Porsche Design Timepieces AG are always working on new ways of developing exceptional timepieces that set new standards in terms of functionality, precision and performance.
Jubilee editions of Porsche's 70th birthday
P´8478 Sunglasses - 40Y Limited Edition
In 1978, Porsche Design made history with the P'8478, the first sunglasses with interchangeable lenses, designed by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. For the 40-year anniversary, Porsche Design presents the legendary shades in a special "40Y" edition, limited to 1,978 pairs and featuring a unique matte-black titanium frame with gold accents on the characteristic bridge, lens holders and nose pads.