Porsche Celebrates It’s 70’s Anniversary: Celebrations Bring Us New Watches From Porsche Design

This year it’s already the 70th birthday of world famous brand Porsche. So to help celebrate its sibling brand Porsche Design show a new design for its amazing watches, which find its inspiration in car design.

One of these is the 1919 Datetimer 70Y, inspired by the sleek lines of the Porsche 356 that made its debut 70 years ago in 1948. While the inspiration is there, it might be hard to see under all the modernistic black of the automatic watch: it is housed in a 42 mm titanium case coated in black titanium carbide that makes it matte.

Details of the 1919 Datetimer 70Y make the connection clearer: a silhouette of the motorized creation by Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche (son of the founder) is clearly visible on the matte black dial displaying the date and time right above the printed year “1948.” An outer section of the dial resembles a track, the 356’s rev counter or a tire, depending on how you’d like to interpret. A 70-year logo is printed on the watch’s matte black case back, and the strap is made of the same luxurious leather that is found inside the modern cars.

Porsche Design also commemorates Rennsport Reunion VI, which takes place at Laguna Seca on the Monterey Peninsula at the end of September, along with the carmaker’s anniversary by launching the new Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition in a limited edition of 70 pieces set for delivery when the hands-on event takes place – but naturally available to pre-order right now for $6,800. Housed in a 42 mm titanium case coated with black titanium carbide, this automatic chronograph sports details such as the Rennsport Reunion VI logo on its dial and a strap made of the same luxurious leather found inside the car. One big difference between this and the 1919 Datetimer 70Y – aside from the addition of a chronograph – is the transparent sapphire crystal on the case back, which allows the owner to view the automatic Valjoux 7750 caliber outfitted with a special Porsche Design rotor.