Porsche Design is reviving its iconic Military Chronograph, originally from the late 1970s. The original was renowned for its reliability and comfort, becoming a favorite among aviation professionals due to its matte-black PVD coating that reduced reflections and ensured readability. It even caught the attention of the US Air Force, which outfitted its officers with this timepiece.

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 Utility - Limited Edition

Now, over 40 years later, Porsche Design is reintroducing this legend, called the Porsche Design Chronograph 1 Utility – Limited Edition. It’s made from a special material, titanium carbide – specially developed and patented by Porsche Design – for the very first time, making the timepiece case even more durable, scratch-resistant, and lighter.

The watch features blue Super-LumiNova for improved readability in the dark and a COSC-certified Porsche Design-caliber WERK 01.240 caliber movement with a flyback function for precision timekeeping.

The design pays homage to the original with a matte-black dial and includes a ‘Mankei’ icon, symbolizing a partnership with F.A.T. International. The dial further features the ‘TiC’ logo, which marks the use of titanium carbide, and a modern reinterpretation of the iconic ‘3H’ symbol of the military chronograph.

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 Utility - Limited Edition

This modern version blends tradition and innovation, offering a reliable and stylish companion for outdoor activities. The super collectible adventurer’s timepiece is paired with a slate gray bund strap made of Porsche vehicle leather.

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It’s a limited edition, with each piece displaying an engraving of the ‘Mankei’ and ‘Chronograph 1 Utility Edition’ on the case back, along with a unique limitation number (out of 250).

For those interested, the new Porsche Design Chronograph 1 Utility – Limited Edition is available for pre-order now on Porsche-design.com for a grand sum of US$13,000.

This is not the first time Porsche Design has brought back the icon. The most recent case of revival was the Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 75 Years Porsche Edition.

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 Utility - Limited Edition
Porsche Design Chronograph 1 Utility - Limited Edition
Porsche Design Chronograph 1 Utility - Limited Edition
Porsche Design Chronograph 1 Utility - Limited Edition

Images: Porsche Design.

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