Porsche Design is releasing their new 1919 watch collection, which will introduce the Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer watch. The 1919 collection is Porsche Design's homage to the best movement. What's interesting, though, is Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer the fact that this is the kind statement that Porsche Design is choosing to make after their relationship with Eterna came to an end about a year and a half ago. Since then, they released the Timepiece No. 1, the name of which made clear that Porsche Design watch was ushering in a new beginning for the brand.
The Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer watch is going to feature four models, all with a minimalistic design that remains simple and clean without coming off as "Spartan." A clean matte black dial with white hands provides a nice visual contrast. The small date window at 4 o'clock, also found in some of Porsche Design's Chronotimer watches, is small enough to not clutter up the dial. This is likely due to the fact that there's no magnifier and the date window sticks to the watch's color scheme. I find that the red accent on the seconds Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer Series 1 hand and right above 12 o'clock adds a nice sporty touch.
The case of the Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer watch is 42mm, with a convex, scratch-resistant, double-sided 7-layer anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It's water resistant to 100 meters.
There's a titanium and rubber version of Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer watch, as well as the all-titanium version. These have a titanium case, with the rubber model coming on a black rubber strap, and the all-titanium model coming on a titanium folding clasp bracelet. The other two versions have a black titanium carbide coating in place of the standard titanium on the case and bracelet. On the topic of bracelets, I find the gaps at the band attachment to be a nice touch.