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Introducing: Porsche Design Chrono 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

Porsche Design Chrono 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

If you have some cash earmarked for one of the 992 run of the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, you’re probably already pretty excited. The 1950s and 1960s-inspired cherry red speedster is full of throwback design touches and seriously cool vintage hints. But if that weren’t enough, it also allows you to get a hold of this: the Porsche Design Chrono 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

Based on the 1919 Chronotimer Flyback, this new tie-in timepiece has plenty of the same historic 911 touches as the car. On the dial, that means chronograph subdials taken directly from the car’s green-tinted racing dashboard, while the outer track is red between 11 and 12 o’clock, imitating a rev counter.

Porsche Design Chrono 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

By now it should go without saying that the rotor, too hints at the watch’s inspirations. Shaped like the rims of the 992 Targa Heritage itself, it gives a nice flourish to the Calibre WERK 01.100 movement the flyback-equipped flagship of Porsche Design’s collection.

Otherwise, the watch is the same mix of technical styling and cool minimalism that defined the 1919 collection. That means a 42mm titanium case with alternating polished and bead-blasted finishes. The main difference though is that the watch’s signature hollowed lugs have been given a bronze PVD finish (coated rather than solid to keep the lightweight, racing feel) for a lovely two-tone finish.

Porsche Design Chrono 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

Porsche Design Chrono 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

At EUR 10,950, it’s a pricey but well-built Porsche Design tribute and, like the previous owner’s watches they’ve done, is one of the best-looking. Limited to 992 pieces to match the car, you’ll need to order it alongside. It’s almost worth ordering the new Targa just for that.

Price & Specs: 

Brand: Porsche Design
Model: Chrono 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition
Case/Dial: 40mm diameter x 11mm thickness, glass bead-blasted and polished titanium case
Water Resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Porsche Design calibre WERK 01.100, automatic flyback chronograph, COSC-certified
Power Reserve: 48h
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, running indicator, date, chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour counters
Strap: Genuine Porsche vehicle leather in Bordeaux red with tonal stitching and black with tonal stitching, bronze PVD-coated bead-blasted titanium folding buckle
Price: EUR 10,950, exclusively available to owners of the new 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

More details at Porsche Design.

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Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.