Baselworld 2019: Interview with Porsche Design Timepieces

By pablocruz in Lifestyle
May 14, 2019
Baselworld 2019: Interview with Porsche Design Timepieces


Born in Germany. Conceived in Austria. Made in Switzerland.

The name Porsche is always associated with fast and perfectly-constructed sports cars and famous race tracks around the globe. However, the name is also reminiscent of precision, functionality and performance, and it is precisely these attributes that also perfectly apply to watches.

It has long been known that Porsche is not only good in producing high-end cars. In fact, the noble sports car manufacturer from Southern Germany has been producing watches under its own name since 1972. After an initial collaboration with Orfina, also IWC and Eterna followed, before the brand eventually decided in 2014 to produce watches undependably under the name “Porsche Design Timepieces AG”. 

At Baselworld 2019, we were in conversation with Gerhard Novak, General Manager of Porsche Design Timepieces, and Rolf Bergmann, Technical Director of Porsche Design Timepieces. Together with their team, they created two extraordinary watches, which they present here: As the name suggests, the “Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition” is stylistically based on the Porsche 911, i.e.: perfect readability, clear language of form, a timeless design. The watch, limited to 911 pieces, comes on a bracelet made of original Porsche interior leather and a titanium case. Titanium in particular has a long tradition at Porsche, not least due to its use in motorsport. The enormous robustness at almost half the weight of stainless steel makes it the ideal choice for sports watches. 

In addition, the new 1919 Globetimer UTC is a perfect travel watch. In particular, the ergonomically shaped plus and minus pushers next to the crown allow an immediate change of time zone, making this the perfect watch for all the globetrotters of this world.

The 1919 Globetimer UTC with rapid time zone change at a click.
The caseback of the Porsche Worldtimer is decorated with 24 different airport codes.