Two years ago, Porsche Design launched the 1919 Globetimer UTC, a GMT watch that provides smart functions, optimization and precise readability, and simple operation. No matter where your journey takes you, just press a button to reset the 12-hour hand and indicate local time.
This certified chronometer watch was previously available in three different color versions, and will start in August with an all-black appearance. This watch features a unique black titanium carbide coating and a strap made of car interior leather-simple, sporty, as expected from a Porsche Design watch, with excellent legibility.
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The 1919 Globetimer UTC watch not only embodies the sporting spirit of the car on the wrist, but is also ready to embark on a journey anywhere in the world. Derived from the simple and precise management of the Porsche dual-clutch gearbox, the dials of 24 time zones around the world can be adjusted in units of hours-without losing the current time, just press the built-in case. Each time you click, this button will move the short hand of the local time one position clockwise.
When flying eastward, pressing the “+” key will arrive at the second time zone at one hour intervals. When flying westward, pressing the “-” key will move the UTC pointer in the opposite direction, automatically moving but keeping the same and always synchronized. In order to ensure that the operation occurs at midnight instead of noon, it is necessary to set the time correctly only once, thanks to the circular window located on the left side of the dial, which changes to white or black depending on the situation, whether it is day or night, thus promoting this Task. Porsche Design also considered the time indicated by a clearly visible second hand with a distinct luminous tip, which rotates every twenty-four hours to indicate home time.
Read the time in the blink of an eye.
Perfect legibility is another essential feature of Porsche Design watches. In order to be able to see the time intuitively from all angles, the radius of the dial is drawn as wide as possible, while the titanium case is made particularly thin. The highly balanced style gives the watch a unique sense of lightness, and the elegantly shaped strap is further enhanced. Contrasting colors, bright hands, hour markers and numbers are enriched with Superluminova, a non-radioactive luminescent material that improves readability even in poor visibility. In addition, the sapphire crystal mirror is protected by seven layers of anti-reflection treatment and super hard treatment.
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The latest version of the 1919 Globetimer UTC All Black is equipped with the Porsche Design Werk 04.110 movement. The movement is equipped with an original Porsche Design two-way ball-wound oscillating weight, with a 4 Hz balance wheel, and a power reserve of 38 hours. The front of the movement uses an innovative time zone mechanism, specially developed by Porsche Design, and manufactured by Swiss complication expert Dubois-Dépraz. Before starting mass production, these mechanisms have undergone many long-term tests in accordance with strict Chronofiable standards.
The shock test candidates receive nearly 5,000 times their own weight, and each button must withstand at least 10,000 switching cycles—far more than the watch can withstand, even under extreme conditions of use. Before being concealed in the case, each movement must be certified for 15 consecutive days of timekeeping accuracy at the Official Swiss Observatory Testing Institute (COSC).
In the 15-day test, the daily loss of the movement must not exceed 4 seconds, nor must it exceed 6 seconds. Also during this period, the movement was tested in five different directions and three temperatures. The 42mm titanium case is water-resistant to 100 meters and has a black titanium carbide coating. It matches perfectly with the black leather strap and is made of the same leather as the Porsche car interior. online shop for watch