In 1972, as his epochal 911 model entered its second decade of peerless performance, legendary designer F.A. Porsche penned an enduring horological homage: the inaugural Chronograph 1. Half a century hence, the timepiece is called upon once again to mark a special occasion.
And the occasion is a notable one: Porsche’s iconic 911 now celebrates six decades of autobahn dominance. To honor the milestone, the automaker conceived the 911 S/T – a stripped-down, track-tuned iteration of pure 911 essence. Limited to 1963 units, the rarefied roadster recaptures the raw appeal and mythic magic of the marque’s early ascendancy.
In kindred spirit, Porsche Design revisited its Chronograph 1 masterwork, honing 1963 limited-edition timepieces attuned to their automotive muse. The titanium case mirrors the 911’s sinuous silhouette; flyback mechanisms evoke growling engines. The S/T’s gauges inspire the watch’s face, itself crisscrossed with receded silver markings.
Both watch and car share intertwined fates; purchasing Porsche’s limited roadster grants exclusive access to the matching 911 chronograph. And in a world where exclusivity is currency, Porsche is happy to dial up the bespoke factor. Each caseback and dial flaunts an edition number matching a singular 911 S/T. Thematic synchronization extends within; signature rotors share the owner’s vehicle hues, and brandished center caps replicate wheel emblems.
The symbiotic set crowns the 911’s 60th birthday in style; rarity, refinement, and a reverence for inimitable engineering resonate through both projects. And for collectors, each unit’s exclusivity and resonance with Porsche’s narrative craft an irresistible lure at $13,500.