I've been a fan of Porsche Design watches probably ever since I was a fan of watches to begin with. In addition to the brand's historic dedication to the "tool watch," I've always been very sympathetic to what Porsche Design attempts to do when combining form and function into a singular attractive product. Not all Porsche Design watches of Porsche Design Chronotimer the past have been to my liking, but I am generally quite keen on their products, as I find the firm unique given that they are undeniably about fashion, but never lose focus on the important matter of utility. With that said, let's take a look at the new Porsche Design Chronotimer watch.
While all the Porsche Design watches in the collection are similar with the same case and movement, there are numerous differences in each including materials, straps, case finishes, and even dials. While all of the Chronotimer watches are in titanium, the fact that they are finished differently makes them very different looking. Matte black is a common look for any Porsche Design watch, but this particular Porsche Design Chronotimer watch comes in a high-polished titanium case.
As a "first attempt," the Porsche Design Chronotimer watches are quite nice, Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 even though the design hasn't been to everyone's taste. The quality is good, and the polishing on the lightweight titanium is very nice. Porsche Design didn't appear to cut any serious corners, and the resulting watches feel like something that easily deserve to be within the brand's larger legacy of timepieces.
The 42mm-wide titanium case of the Porsche Design Chronotimer watch has road lugs and a thick profile, so it sits handsomely and prominently on the wrist but, at the end of the day, isn't huge. A 42mm case is a good size for me, so I really appreciate how the watch fits on the wrist. Part of that is intentional, as I believe the designers wanted the case to have a real "monumental" feel that is fresh but quickly recalls the brand's legacy of designs from over the years since the early 1970s.
Where Porsche Design really attract me on the Porsche Design Chronotimer watch was the dials. You'll notice that there are a few dial versions available. The Timepiece probably has my favorite dial with its simple clean looks, but this Deep Blue's dial isn't bad either. Other versions of the Porsche Design Chronotimer watch have some Arabic numerals on the dial as well, so there is certainly enough variety to go around porsche design chronotimer series 1 deep blue, in addition to the various small color changes that Porsche Design used for these models.