Porsche has been celebrating the 70th anniversary of its first production car, the 356, all year, and who can blame them? Its successor the 911 is arguably the greatest sports car of all time, and Porsche has been riffing on it recently with various limited edition beauties like the Project Gold 911 Turbo and the 911 Speedster.
And now Porsche Design, its in-house creative studio, is getting into the act.
Priced at $9,911 (get it?) and limited to just 70 pieces worldwide, the Chronograph 70Y Sportwagen PCA Edition is only available to Porsche owners who are members of the PCA, aka the Porsche Club of America, founded in 1955 and both the largest and oldest and largest community of Porsche enthusiasts in the world.
The 42mm blacked-out titanium timepiece incorporates the design of the 911’s iconic Fuchs wheel into its movement and caseback.
There are subtle nods to the occasion such as the number 70 on the bezel highlighted in Guards Red, the same paint color used for 911 cars, along with a matching chronograph seconds hand and stitching on the black leather and Alcantara strap, made of the exact same materials modern 911s are upholstered with.
And while blacked out watches are on trend, Porsche Design was making them decades ago.
It features Porsche Design’s first-ever proprietary movement with with a flyback function, the result of three years of development at Porsche Design’s watch manufacture in Switzerland.
The Fuchs wheel design of the oversized rotor is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback and creates a visceral connection to the earliest 911 cars. Is it worth buying a Porsche just to be able to get the watch?
We wouldn’t be at all surprised if it happened.