Porsche Design: Monobloc Actuator Chronograph16 May 2017
The Porsche Design Timepieces AG utilized technology transfer from the world of motorsport to develop the technology of the new Monobloc Actuator Titanium Chronograph from Porsche Design. Inspired by the functionality of the high-RPM mechanical valve control of the new Porsche 911 RSR, the engineers at Porsche Design Timepieces AG invented an integrated rocker switch, which controls the chronograph’s operation entirely from inside the watch’s case.
The timepieces comprising the Monobloc Actuator line achieve the unprecedented feat of literally engineering the chronograph’s buttons seamlessly into the case of the watch. A multiply borne rocker switch alternately sets into motion and halts the chronograph mechanism of automatic Calibre ETA Valjoux 7754. Like the valves in the racing engine of the 911 RSR, this mechanism provides absolute precision, dependability, and continual, reliable protection against moisture penetration throughout operation. This means the stopwatch function of this chronograph, which is pressure-resistant to ten bar, is operational underwater.
Each version of the Monobloc Actuator GMT Chronotimer comes in a 45.5 millimetre titanium case. 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.
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.
The new Monobloc Actuator Collection will be available in Porsche Design stores and select wholesalers starting in May 2017.