Porsche Design has unveiled a new addition to their range of watches in the form of the Monobloc Actuator Watch which will be available to purchase during May 2017.
Finished with a 45.5 millimetre titanium case the new watches are available to purchase priced at $6,350. and has been created thanks to a strategic collaboration with Porsche motorsports. The Porsche Design website reads :
The Porsche Design Timepieces AG utilized technology transfer from the world of motorsport to develop the technology of the new MONOBLOC ACTUATOR Titanium Chronograph from Porsche Design.
Inspired by the functionality of the high RPM mechanical valve control of the new Porsche 911 RSR, the engineers at Porsche Design Timepieces AG invented an integrated rocker switch, which controls the chronograph’s operation entirely from inside the watch’s case. This paradigmatic example of performance at the highest level exemplifies precision engineering in the smallest possible space.
What qualities do motorsport and time measurement share in common: Precision, functionality, and performance in every second. Like a racecar, a wris twatch is a typical product of the 20th century, which has repeatedly spurred engineers and technicians to achieve progressively greater feats.
Time measurement and motorsport are inherently linked, like a balance wheel and an escapement. As a reliable instrument for measuring time, a chronograph can accurately tally and document outstanding achievements and best times, precise to mere fractions of a second. As such, the chronograph has come to symbolize the athletic spirit of competitive sports and has inarguably become the most popular complication among watch aficionados.
The MONOBLOC ACTUATOR GMT-Chronotimer model versions offer the ideal companions at 24-hour races, or simply jetting across multiple time zones.
Each Version comes in a 45.5 millimetre titanium case, the staple material for the brand since its innovation in 1980. The watches, available with a matte black or a deep blue sunburst dial, come on a rubber strap, or an all-titanium bracelet, which utilizes a folding clasp with integrated fine adjustment mechanism to ensure a perfect fit.
The MONOBLOC ACTUATOR 24H-Chronotimer features an innovative black titanium carbide coating over its titanium case, a matte black dial, and a checkered flag design function indicator at “9 o’clock” especially useful due to its optimal readability. This model is exclusively available on a rubber strap with deployment buckle.