For watch aficionados, GMT may as well mean “grand, magnificent, and timeless” for it offers the convenience of indicating two time zones on one dial. While today we can see all 36 time zones from every mobile phone, that doesn’t diminish the joy of a dual time zone timepiece. Here Sabine Zwettler highlights three no-nonsense GMT watches that each represent the sophistication of second time zone indications in their very own way. Enjoy their classic travel-time designs pared down to the essential!
There is design, and then there is Porsche Design. The former is general, the latter is a distinct design language all by itself. As the name suggests, the 1919 Globetimer UTC is a world time watch – a type of watch with which Porsche Design has had significant experience, starting with the world time watch with alarm function it created in the 1990s with IWC. Martin Green thinks this latest model is the best to date.
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (992) is the eighth (!) generation of the legendary 911 and it does not disappoint. According to Martin Green, it is more muscular, powerful, faster, and more connected than any Porsche ever dressed in the Carrera S trim before.
For many, the Porsche 911 is the pinnacle of sportscars, a perfect blend of sophisticated design, superior functionality, and sensational performance. All Porsche Design timepieces of recent years can be distinguished by their decidedly minimalist design, inspired from the world of motor racing and, not surprisingly, the iconic Porsche 911. Here comes Porsche Design’s 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition in honor of the latest iteration of the 911: the 911 Carrera 4S (992).
It’s a rare event when the stars align, rarer still when they align to create what may well become a truly iconic chronograph. In fact, the Singer Reimagined Track 1 may already be truly iconic: it certainly has both the pedigree and the style. And more importantly for a horological icon, the Track 1 looks like it’s been around since the 1970s.
There’s a big overlap between the populations of watch and car enthusiasts, so it should come as no surprise that some of GaryG’s watch (and car) buddies leapt at the chance to attend the annual Singer Reimagined Monterey event this year and then took advantage of being in the area to sample other events over the weekend as well.
“Concept car” is one of the most dreaded terms among the car fans, however 70 years after the very first 356 Roadster hit the road on June 8, 1948 Porsche has now launched the new 911 Speedster Concept. Martin Green takes a look to see if there’s anything to get excited about.
Only very few manufacturers today are capable of conceiving, developing, and producing a genuine in-house movement, especially a chronograph, a task that requires several years and significant investment. Porsche Design’s timepiece division has mastered this challenge, and the brand’s first chronograph movement is now ticking within two timepieces destined for owners of exclusive Porsche 911 models.
Porsche’s latest addition to the 911 lineup – the GT2 RS – is not only the most powerful 911 of all time, but it’s also completely street legal! Which is strange because its light weight and speed (0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and top speed of 340 km/h) put it squarely into supercar territory.
Porsche Design has came up with what I believe is one of the most interesting chronographs of recent decades: the Monobloc Actuator, whose claim to fame is its case and the operation of the start, stop, and reset functions. And now Porsche Design introduces its first in-house flyback chronograph movement – within a limited edition timepiece only available to future owners of Porsche’s 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.