The 1919 Datetimer Eternity by Porsche Design is based on the clean-honed lines of the Porsche 356 car, dating back to the 1950s. It has a case in special heat-treated titanium, 42 mm in diameter and 11,92 mm thick. It is distinctive for the green-grey colour of the dial, and the dull bronze of the case. Its design heritage is demonstrated by the skeletonized lugs and the streamlined letters and numbers on the dial. The date window is relatively small and doesn’t disturb the balance too much. The large, knurled crown is practical, and it screws down, contributing to the water resistance rating of 100 metres. The brown alligator strap has a folding titanium clasp. All considered, it’s a watch of great simplicity, and it looks good, both by day, and in low lighting conditions when the SuperLuminova on hands, numerals and hour markers kicks in. It’s rather different from most Porsche Design watches, which are almost exclusively black, and its combination of dark colours with a leather strap give it an engaging “modern vintage” look.
Inside, the movement is a Sellita SW 200 self-winding calibre, with a power reserve of 38 hours. It runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hertz.
The new Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer Eternity, part of the 1919 Collection, is reference 6020.3.03.004.07.02. It is available from September 2016, at a price of €3,950. Further information from http://www.porsche-design.com