For the fourth edition of the legendary GP Ice Race, scheduled in Austria in the city of Zell am See, the prestigious brand Porsche Design has created alimited edition of the Chronograph I di 250 specimens.
ferdi porsche, Professor's nephew Ferdinand-Alexander Porschefounder of Porsche Design, and organizer of the GP Ice Race since 2019, he has been involved even more closely in the development of the chronograph for this occasion, setting decisive accents in the design process. It was Ferdi's uncle back in 1972 who revolutionized the world of watchmaking in a Porsche key with the introduction of the Chronograph I, the first timepiece “dressed” in black.
“It has become a very distinctive watch that takes me back to my origins. Always on my wrist, its timeless design is the perfect companion for every style, every occasion and every moment. Its peculiarity is that motorsport enthusiasts immediately recognize the story behind it"Ferdi Porsche
The timepiece design of the new Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Edition is faithfully inspired by the iconic 1972 model, derived from the aesthetics of the dashboard of the Porsche 911. The fluorescent indexes and the brilliance of the Super-LumiNova®, create maximum contrast on the matte black dial, together with the seven-layer, anti-reflective and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with a solid coating, thus ensuring optimal readability. But it wouldn't be an "authentic" watch as understood by the founder of Porsche Design if the functionality and its refined design details hadn't been developed with key elements: the pointed minute hand (originally rectangular), the red stop hands (in white origin) and the silver titanium case which reduces its weight. The caliber WERK 01.240 with function flybacks and certification COSC, the innovative quick-dial date display and bilingual day indication produce a highly precise movement.
The case, with a diameter of 40,8 mm, is waterproof up to 10 ATM.
The 2023 GP Edition features two strap variants. The modern GP white, which already adorned the 2022 GP edition, ensures a high level of functionality, as the textile strap allows the watch to be put on quickly and worn comfortably over a ski or racing suit such as for example the skijoring. In this traditional ice sport, daredevil skiers were originally pulled around the ice rink by horses; today, however, the horses of sports cars do it.
As an alternative to the special GP, the strap is also available in the classic black version with the precious leather used in the creation of the Teutonic company's car seats.
The strictly limited Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – GP 2023 Edition can be ordered at porsche-design.com and in Porsche Design Stores worldwide at the price of 8.950 euro.