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Porsche Design puts sports car performance on the wrist with 911 GT3

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Porsche Design has transferred the thrill of high-performance racing into a distinctive Chronograph exclusively available to buyers of the new 911 GT3: the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3.

Like the Porsche 911 GT3, the new Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 has the same ornate design, consistent performance and exquisite craftsmanship meaning the close connection between timepiece and sports car is unmistakable at first glance.

The principal design features, material selection, and performance characteristics of the 911 GT3 have shaped both the concept and the making-of the chronograph.

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The high-tech titanium used for the case of the timepiece is derived from the lightweight principle in engine design, while the colour and material choices were inspired by the vehicle’s equipment options.

The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 is available in two versions: a sporty version with an applied dial colour ring in eye-catching Shark Blue, and a purist version with a colour ring in black. As usual for Porsche Design timepieces, both models stand out due to their superb readability: just like in the cockpit, the hands and numbers in white and yellow on a black background immediately catch the eye.

The strap of the chronograph is made of genuine Porsche leather with “GT3” debossing and includes stitching in contrasting colours – Shark Blue or GT Silver, depending on the version.

Thanks to Porsche Design’s innovative quick-change system, the strap – which comes in sizes medium and large – can be replaced easily and conveniently without the need for additional tools.

While not immediately evident, the timepiece’s movement is likewise derived from motorsport.

The Porsche Design caliber WERK 01.200 with flyback function combines start, stop and reset in a single operation, making the 911 GT3 Chronograph the perfect racetrack companion.

It is COSC-certified – a distinction awarded only to the most accurate of watches. The movement is powered by a custom winding rotor recreated from the design of the Porsche 911 GT3 wheels.

The GT3 wheel rotor is available in six colours matching those available for the vehicle configuration, exclusively for this chronograph and only for 911 GT3 owners.

Each rotor is completed with a sporty miniature centre lock featuring a silver GT3 logo. The casing is also directly linked to high-performance motorsport and is made of highly resistant, lightweight, and hypoallergenic titanium – just like the connecting rods in the Porsche 911 GT3 engine.

The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 is available for owners of the new Porsche 911 GT3 starting at £8,040 (incl.VAT) with delivery taking eight to twelve weeks.

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