Form follows function… This credo has always been part of Porsche Design’s DNA and this year’s novelties still bear this spirit. While some might think that Porsche Design is more of a fashion brand than a watchmaker, it is time to have a closer look at what the German design studio is producing. Indeed, the brand has more to show than just shapes, as the new 1919 Globetimer UTC demonstrates.
Porsche Design is closely linked to the car manufacturer it shares its name with. For this reason, it seems obvious that most of the watches created by this studio are equipped with chronograph functions – and not the worst ones to be honest (look at the Monobloc Actuator or the 1919 Chronotimer Flyback).
Still, for Baselworld 2019, Porsche Design has decided to focus on another complication, certainly one of the most useful on a daily basis: the traveller’s watch. And while it could have just been a simple ETA module with GMT (as often seen in this price range), the brand went for a proprietary module with practicality and user-friendliness in mind.
The new Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC is just about that offering an easy, fast and intuitive adjustment of the local time when landing. By simply pushing a button (no need to pull the crown out) the local time is set. The brand has created a system that allows setting the local time conveniently by the ergonomically-shaped, optimally positioned “+” and “-” pushers, as well as a day-night indication. This has been possible thanks to a joint development between Porsche Design and Dubois-Depraz, specifically for this watch. More details about this great addition to the 1919 collection here.
More new watches, all including chronograph functions, have also been unveiled at Baselworld 2019. So make sure to check the video interview with Rolf Bergmann, Porsche Design Timepieces CTO, on top of this article.
More details at www.porsche-design.com.