Saturday, July 17, 2010

A chronograph to celebrate Porsche's first overall victory at Le Mans

Porsche Design has now unveiled the limited edition Porsche Le Mans 1970 dashboard watch as a tribute to Porsche’s first overall victory at Le Mans 40 years ago. The new Porsche Design P’6612 Dashboard Le Mans 1970 Limited Edition chronograph celebrates the historical moment when the red-white-red Porsche 917 K bearing start number 23, driven by Porsche works drivers Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood, won the Le Mans. The chronograph truly depicts the values of Porsche Design, expressing function and purity of form. It features light-colored numeric indices against a black background and its dial brings to mind the 917’s dashboard instruments. While the black hour and minute hands are coated with white luminous material, the seconds stop hand is red with a white tip.

The chronograph’s strap, made from black calf leather with red stitching, evokes the steering wheel of the Porsche 917 K. The sapphire crystal, titanium case back shows the limited edition number and the inscription Winner Le Mans 1970, along with “917-023,” the chassis number of the winning car. The P’6612 Dashboard Le Mans 1970 Limited Edition chronograph boasts the self-winding ETA 2894-A2 movement, which offers a power reserve of 42 hours.

No word on pricing, but only 917 pieces will be released to retail outlets in September 2010. via Bornrich

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