It packs a serious retro-future punch, with aesthetics that are reminiscent of the first ever titanium watch, a collaboration between IWC and Porsche Design circa 1980, seen below.
Functionally, it draws inspiration from the high-RPM mechanical valve control inside the Porsche 911 RSR, which helped the German automotive company score a second place finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona in Florida this year.
Using similar engineering as the 911 RSR mechanical valve, Porsche Design crafted an integrated rocker switch that controls the chronograph’s operation entirely from inside the watch’s case. That means no operating buttons in sight, making for not just a cleaner looking timepiece, but a chronograph that's unlikely to see malfunction over time thanks to less shock and drop.
The large, 45.5-millimeter timekeeper comes with a $6,350 or $6,850 price tag, depending on if you go with a rubber strap or an all-titanium bracelet. You'll be able to purchase from various Porsche Design retail locations starting in May.