Porsche Design Develops Its Own Watch Movement

The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S—a watch as complex and sporty as its namesake car—is the first timepiece from the iconic brand that features mechanical movement developed by Porsche Design.

The movement, Werk 01.200, took three years to create according to a company statement, and features a complex flyback mechanism, “allowing the elapsed seconds hand to be stopped, returned to zero, and restarted instantly with a single push of a button, such as when clocking lap times during a race.”


Porsche Design’s new in-house movement

The Porsche Chronograph 911 Turbo S

The movement itself is black, and its rotor, visible through the sapphire case back, features a design inspired by an alloy wheel (it’s partially crafted from tungsten).

The watch even riffs on the ride’s design. Its lightweight titanium case is finished with a car-like black carbide coating and its carbon dial incorporates the recognizable carbon fiber strips of the vehicle. At 9 o’clock, a small dial with the lettering “911 Turbo S Exclusive Series” indicates the movement. Even the strap is fabricated from the same leather and yarn used in the seats of the car.

Did I mention that this timepiece comes with a car?

The $12,650 watch is only being offered to individuals who purchase the new $257,000 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series sports car and (like the car) will be produced in limited series of 500 each.

(Top: The case back, inspired by an alloy wheel)

JCK Magazine Editor