Say, friend – you just ordered up your new Porsche 911 GT3, and are just now realizing that your watch isn’t quite up to the standards of what you configured with your new road rocket? Bemoan no more, because you can now get your own watch – customized and matched to your car – in the form of the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3.
Astute readers will realize that this is not the first car-watch lashup that Porsche Design has done (in fact, we covered an earlier one here). As with that prior release, I am still not a fan of a watch that requires you to have bought something else (in this case, the car) in order to buy it. So, why even bother writing about it, then? I mean, it’s not like you and I are likely to see one of these.
The answer to that is simply this – despite my own best judgement, I really like the looks of the blue color ring around the dial (well, that’s an option, as it can be black if you want). It’s a small detail, and simple, but I do like my blue – and that’s what sort of captured me here. Under that dial you’ve got a COSC-certified WERK 01.200 automatic chronograph movement.
The rotor for that movement? It can be color-matched to the wheels you ordered on your car, and the leather of the strap is the same leather the seats are made from. So, it’s not exactly like carrying a piece of the car on the wrist, it’s about as close as you’ll get without actually scrapping your car and having reclaimed materials used. Then again, you’re not going to have that titanium available from your car, and that’s what the case of the watch is made from.
So, if for some reason you find yourself with a new 911 GT3 in your garage, and you need to time your runs to the coffee shop to meet up with other Porsche owners, the $8,050 Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 is ready for you to order right now, with delivery happening in 8-12 weeks. porsche-design.com
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