Porsche Design New MONOBLOC ACTUATOR 24H-Chronotimer Black & Rubber

 

THE NEW MONOBLOC ACTUATOR 24H-Chronotimer Black & Rubber

All-black. Black Titanium case with black rubber strap.

The MONOBLOC ACTUATOR 24H-Chronotimer features an innovative black titanium-carbide coating over its titanium case, a matte black dial, and a checkered-flag-design function indicator at “9 o’clock” -especially useful due to its optimal readability. This model is exclusively available on a rubber strap with deployment buckle. A technical masterpiece of watchmaking. Intelligent functionality at the highest level of performance.

The Monobloc Actuator is the latest innovation from Porsche Design. In this model, titanium, which has been used successfully in engine construction for over 50 years, is given an entirely new form. In addition, the new watch model revolutionizes the traditional stopwatch function.

Inspired by the high-performance engine design of the new Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche Design has revolutionized the traditional stop function and developed a totally new type of chronograph. The unusual operating concept marks the next step into the future, with Porsche Design questioning the status quo in order to set new benchmarks in the world of timepieces.

In place of the familiar push-piece, the chronograph has a single rocker switch, drawing inspiration from racing car engines. The innovative concept not only makes it very easy and precise to use but also increases the chronograph’s durability and lifetime significantly. Full Porsche performance – optimized for long distances.

The technical appeal and surprising appearance of the single rocker switch, which is integrated into the casing, give the Monobloc Actuator its unique character. Intelligent additional functions such as the two-zone mechanism make this sports chronograph the ideal companion at any 24-hour race. Design and function at the highest level of performance.

The strategic collaboration with Porsche Motorsport is a key aspect, distinguishing the work on timepieces made by Porsche Design. Thanks to this cooperation, the latest knowledge and technology from the world of racing can be incorporated into the watch development. This results in the creation of constantly new benchmarks for functionality, material selection and workmanship. Because what links Porsche and Porsche Design is far more than just their heritage. It is their search for continuous improvement and their internal drive to be number one – in both motorsports and the development of first-class timepieces.

It is this passion for record performance which at Porsche, as at Porsche Design, leads to authentic results with the highest performance. It creates the conditions which, over the last 40 years, have turned Porsche Design into one of the engines of innovation in the mechanical high-end timepiece segment, and which have resulted in Porsche Design timepieces repeatedly redefining entire industry standards.

 

CASING

Diameter: 45.50 mm

Height: 15.60 mm

Material: Titanium

Finishing: Black titanium carbide coating

Crown: Screw-down

Glass: Sapphire crystal with hard coating, scratch-proof and with sevenfold anti-glare properties on both sides

Additional indication: 24-hour scale

Case back: Screw-down with tinted sapphire crystal

Chronograph actuation: Multiple-mounted rocker switch integrated into the casing

Water-resistant: Dynamically water-resistant up to 10 bar (to be activated even under water)

DIAL

Matte black, minute, hour, mechanical function display at 9 o’clock, chronograph second hand, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, date window at 4 o’clock, tachymeter scale

STRAP

black rubber with LaserFlex profile

CLASP

titanium folding clasp with fine adjustment

MECHANISM

Caliber: Swiss chronograph caliber ETA Valjoux 7754 with two-zone mechanism [display above hands from the center]

Rotor: Porsche Design Icon rotor

Diameter: 30 mm

Height: 7.90 mm

Power reserve: 48 hours

Vibrations: 28,800 per hour [ 4 Hz ]

Jewels: 25

The additional MONOBLOC ACTUATOR GMT-Chronotimer model versions offer the ideal companions at 24-hour races, or simply jetting across multiple time zones. Each version comes in a 45.5 millimetre titanium case, the staple material for the brand since its innovation in 1980. The watches, available with a matte black or a deep blue sunburst-dial, come on a rubber strap, or an all-titanium bracelet, which utilizes a folding clasp with integrated fine-adjustment-mechanism to ensure a perfect fit.

PORSCHE DESIGN TIMEPIECES

Porsche Design is a brand whose name conveys both its origins and its philosophy. Since 1972 – the year in which the company was founded – designers at Porsche Design have followed in the footsteps of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the company’s founder and creator of the legendary Porsche 911, and also draw their inspiration from the Porsche performance in motorsports.

It is not in the company’s nature to stand still. Porsche Design has always thought one step ahead of the curve, testing out technical possibilities and driving forward development. The desire to innovate is evident in all products created by Porsche Design, but it is perhaps most obvious in the timepieces. Porsche Design watches are not just first-class chronometers. They are high-precision tools and the embodiment of innovation. They represent the perfect harmony of design and function, combined with the art of Swiss watchmaking.

DESIGNED IN AUSTRIA

Since the very start, responsibility for designing timepieces has been in the hands of the in-house design studio. In the Studio F. A. Porsche in Zell am See in Austria, an experienced team of designers carry on the work of the company’s founder and namesake, continuously reflecting his design philosophy in new and surprising forms. Prof. F. A. Porsche once described this with the words, “I just enjoy making things better”. This energy is retained within the Studio F. A. Porsche to this day. And something else hasn’t changed – the unmistakable lines which give rise to totally new and breathtaking design objects, all based on the simple principle of form and function in perfect harmony.

SWISS MADE

Porsche Design Timepieces AG was founded in Solothurn, Switzerland, in 2014. Since then, the subsidiary of the Porsche Design Group has assumed full responsibility for developing and producing watches, thereby ensuring that they always meet the uncompromisingly high standards of Porsche Design in regards to quality and technology.

With a relentless pioneering spirit, the engineers at Porsche Design Timepieces AG are constantly working on new ways to create extraordinary watches. And to develop the next generation of timepieces, setting new benchmarks in terms of functionality, precision, and performance.

REVOLUTION IN BLACK

There is a long tradition of pioneering work at Porsche Design. The very first watch designed by Prof. F. A. Porsche in 1972 was a global innovation on the watch market. And the story of its development takes us back to the racetrack. In order to prevent distracting reflections, in the late 1960s racing car cockpits began to be fitted with matte black instruments and white displays. Prof. F. A. Porsche seized on this idea and designed the world’s first matte black watch. The Chronograph I was a revolution. The extraordinary design quickly became a top seller and was seen on the wrists of numerous well-known sports personalities and other famous individuals in the 1970s and 1980s. This was the start of the success story of Porsche Design Timepieces.

INNOVATION WITH TITANIUM

In 1980, Porsche Design delivered the next sensation in the form of the first chronograph to be produced entirely from titanium. Success was once again based on transferring technology from the racetrack to the wrist of the watch connoisseur. The material used in engine construction for race vehicles surprised the world of luxury timepieces with its unprecedented

lightness, durability and skin-friendly quality. This was yet another Porsche Design innovation to set new standards for the industry and which today has become indispensable in the world of exclusive watches. Titanium models are now included in most watch manufacturers’ collections. Today, all Porsche Design Timepieces are made from this high-performance material with anti-allergic properties, ensuring that they are always comfortable to wear.

MILESTONES FROM 1972 TO THE PRESENT

On more than one occasion, Porsche Design watches have set the standards which have changed the expectations of high-end watches around the world for ever. The first watch in matte black. The first chronograph made entirely of titanium.

The first wristwatch with an integrated compass. Since 1972, driven by the desire to make improvements to their creations and to develop new technical solutions, Porsche Design has repeatedly produced extraordinary timepieces that question the status quo. Following its legendary predecessors, the Timepiece No. 1 ascended the throne as the first watch of the next generation in 2014. This luxury timepiece captivates design fans and engineers alike with technical excellence, optimal legibility, exclusive materials and an unmistakable aesthetic. With the Chronotimer Collection, a further milestone was laid in 2015,

again securing the brand’s leadership position in sports chronographs. Since 2016, the 1919 Collection has been proving how timeless elegant purism of a pared-down design really is. In 2017, Porsche Design demonstrates its innovative powers with the launch of the Monobloc Actuator and has once again set new benchmarks in the watch industry.

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1 Comment

  1. Alan Adler says:

    I think I would miss the feel of an ordinary pusher. In use, I watch the action while feeling the pusher, then press (without looking at my watch) when the action dictates. But these pushers can’t be felt.

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