A chronograph with history
The Porsche Design Chronograph looks back on a long tradition: as early as 1973, shortly after its founding by Ferdinand A. Porsche, the company launched the Porsche Design Chronograph I in collaboration with the watch manufacturer Orfina. The chronograph was designed to be a stylish accessory for sports car drivers, but it ended up setting new standards. With a clear design inspired by vehicle design and a high-contrast, perfectly legible dial, the Chronograph 1 became known as the first watch with a black chrome case. With the calibre, they defied the triumph of quartz movements and equipped the chronograph with the Valjoux 7750 mechanical movement.
In 1980, Porsche Design once again broke new ground: in cooperation with IWC, they created the world's first chronograph with a case made entirely of titanium. When the company then took over the traditional watch company Eterna in the mid-1990s, the legendary Porsche Design Chronograph I made a comeback, which was based on the ideas of the company founder.
Porsche Design Timepieces AG has been operating its own watch manufacturing facility in Solothurn, Switzerland, since 2015. With the current collection, the brand message picks up on the pioneering spirit of the early years and remains true to tradition: the Porsche Design Heritage Chronograph with mechanical movement and clear design language, therefore, appears in an all-black titanium case.